It’s Five Minute Friday time again. The time of the week when I join with a bunch of other amazing bloggers over at Kate Motaung‘s place to write about a one word prompt for five minutes straight. This week’s prompt is Dear
If I had a mailbox that could send letters back in time I send a letter back to 1984. I would address Dear Self and pray that 15-year-old Amy would read it and take my words to heart.
I would tell her how much her parents really do love her. They set rules because of that love not just stop her from having fun. They know how much potential she ahs is the reason they push her to do more. I would want her to know how very proud of they are of her (they just don’t know how to tell her).
I would give her the heads up to forget that one guy she had a crush on cause he isn’t the one (she needs to look at his best friend). I want to tell her those girls that she thinks have it all together don’t. She just needs to take a little more time to really get to know them instead of right them off as snobs. They need her to be a friend as much as she needs them.
There are so many things I would want to tell her. I hope that my words to her could offer some comfort. That they would lessen the loneliness she would feel during her high school years. If I could just somehow show her the beautiful plan God has for her life.
However, as I think back on all the things I would want to share I am not sure I would mail it. These are actually things that she needed to learn on her own. It was through those challenges and struggle that have made me who I am. That was and is the plan God had for me.
As much as some of those things hurt that are my story and in reality they are the story of how He working in our life.