Dear little Jenny,
Don't ever loose that big smile and joyful heart. You are full of life and you will bring that life and laughter to others. Life will bring many struggles, but never loose the joy in your heart. You are strong and can withstand a lot more than you think. Just remember that God has given you a deep purpose that is worth living.
You have the capability to love others very deeply and unselfishly. Be patient and don't get too caught up with boys too early. Heed your daddy's advice and protect your heart. You won't fully understand until you're married, but trust me. Your heart is a precious gift and one worth protecting.
It's okay to be silly and unique. Don't fear what everyone else thinks of you. The popular kids won't like you many times, but that doesn't matter in life. Be different and creative. Your eye for beauty and passion for art will become part of who you are.
Grown up Jenny
We are celebrating Valentine's Day by writing love letters to our little selves. This idea stems from one of my favorite quotes by Kris Carr, “Picture yourself when you were five. in fact, dig out a photo of little you at that time and tape it to your mirror. How would you treat her, love her, feed her? How would you nurture her if you were the mother of little you? I bet you would protect her fiercely while giving her space to spread her itty-bitty wings. she’d get naps, healthy food, imagination time, and adventures into the wild. If playground bullies hurt her feelings, you’d hug her tears away and give her perspective. When tantrums or meltdowns turned her into a poltergeist, you’d demand a loving time-out in the naughty chair. From this day forward I want you to extend that same compassion to your adult self.” This Valentine's Day, take time to write little you a love letter. What are three things you would tell yourself? Show yourself some fierce love this month. ♥