If you could write a letter and send it to yourself when you were younger, what would you say?
I have to admit that this is a hard challenge for me. I really had to think about my life when I was younger, and what I would have liked to know back then. I also wrote this with my boys in mind and added a few things in there that I want them to remember as they grow.
Dear younger me,
There is way more to life than high school. It is OK to have confidence in yourself. Don't be too hard on yourself. You shouldn't assume that everyone else is better than you, prettier than you or more popular than you. Popularity is not what it is all about anyway. All you really need are a few good friends who will care about you and inspire and encourage you to live a good life. Learn to recognize and appreciate your talents and develop them. Life won't always go the way that you think it should, but if you trust in the Lord, He will guide in the ways that are best for you. Keep the commandments, pray and read your scriptures. These are the things that will bring true happiness. Be happy and enjoy life, don't worry so much about dating, an awesome husband is waiting for you and you will be so happy when you meet him. Together you will have 4 boys to raise and they will bring you more joy than you could ever imagine. Each stage of life is a blessing and an opportunity to learn and grow. Always remember that you are a daughter of God, and He loves you, and He is there for you. You can always turn to Him for strength and guidance, He will never let you down. Looking back, I can see His hand in my life and I can see the ways that He has guided me, and continues to guide me today. You have divine worth, so don't let anybody try to take that away from you.
Me @ 39