Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Dear 16-Year-Old Self,

Sugar Paper
It's been over a decade since you blew out 16 candles & made a wish!  Honestly can't remember what that wish was, so I can't report if it came to fruition.  Sorry.  Maybe I need to try some brain exercises or ginko biloba.  Hmmm.  Anyhow, you're older now {obiviously}.  You still make wishes, but mostly you make prayers - which are better anyway.

Girl, why didn't you get braces back then?  By the way, you'll get them in your late 20s & everyone will think you're still in your teens.  Surprise!  I guess one day maybe you'll be glad to look young.  We'll see.  Oh, & problem skin doesn't go away with age, either.  Blemishes still pop up.  Yes, I know.  This letter is depressing, but it gets better.  Well, that's what I keep telling myself.  But, no, really it does.  It will.  Psalm 27:13 & 14 will become very important to you.  

Surprises will come {& keep coming}.  Some good, some bad, some scary, some exciting {many both}, but God has a plan & you're staking your hope on that.  It's mysterious, crazy, & like a roller coaster to you sometimes, but never to Him.  Oh, & by the way, a cute guy comes along & gets you to ride a roller coaster with him, which for you is a big, big thing {he'll try & tell you it's a little coaster, but that's not how you see it}.  You know you've never been much for the huge dips & dives, but you do it, cause you've got hope, girl.  "And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit..." {-Romans 5:5}  I wish I could tell you how it's going to turn out, but I can't 'cause I don't know.  But He knows, & your hope is in Him.  Rest in that sweet girl.  Rest, rest, rest.  God's stories are always full of beautiful love & happy endings after the pain.

All My Love,
Sugar Paper "Awesome" card via here.

1 comment:

  1. Cute letter I like it and I like what you say to your younger self.


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