Monday, June 27, 2016

A Letter to My Younger Self

Dear young Farabe’,

I am you, just a much more confident woman. There was never any need to worry about fitting in. You always fit in, regardless of if you felt it or not. Your younger friends actually looked up to you because you can easily talk to anyone. You often thought of that as a way to over compensate. You were always enough though. You never needed to worry or be self-conscious about your tall, yet thin frame. There was no need to wear a jacket tied around your waist every single day in middle school and in to jr. high because you were self-conscious. Your body was able to carry three beautiful and healthy babies. You also found a husband who adores you and couldn’t care less that you don’t have much of a booty on you.

Speaking of your husband. Sweet young girl, you had to go through many frogs to find your prince. That’s okay, you found the one. He was the only one that you could truly be yourself around. You feel safe and protected, because he makes you feel that way. You don’t have to second guess anything he says or does. Remember, that every broken heart you thought you had lead you to him.

Your friends have stood by your side through thick and thin. In fact, twelve of them stood by your side on your wedding day. You have had the same best friend for 22 years! You will always have a girl friend to confide in. You have the most amazing bond with your mom. You don’t take her for granted anymore and certainly appreciate all of her hard work and the things she did for you. You appreciate it and understand her sacrifices so much more now that you are a mother yourself.

People will say hurtful things. You will cry. You will say hurtful things to others and you will cry at the thought of saying them. You finally learn to say I’m sorry and truly be sorry. Don’t worry about things that are out of your control. In fact, just don’t worry because it doesn’t cause anything but wrinkles. Everything worked out the way it was supposed to.

You have accomplished so much in just 32 years. Be proud of yourself. You still have a lot left to do in the next 32+ years, but you have made a great start.

Until the Mission Is Complete,

Farabe’

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