I am about to embark on a journey that will rid me of you for 10 years. I am saddened by the fact that I will not be around to help you grow into a refined woman of substance; however, I will not leave you in unattended. I have therefore compiled some pieces of advice to see you through this long period.
I would love to put myself in your shoes and feel what you are going through, but I have my limits. I know you will be presented with a lot challenges as you grow. Everything you have known all your life is changing so fast. You are probably developing new interests, wants, and yearnings; you will be torn between growing up into an adult and sticking to your adventure filled childhood. It will certainly take you time to comprehend all these changes, but I would love to make it easier for you if you will let me.
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Your body will feel strange for you, nonetheless, do not worry, these will be normal and accepted biological changes. Puberty will enable your body to undergo a series of changes. Hormones will ensure your growth in height, girth, as well as development of breasts and the menstrual cycle. There are days when you will wake up with acne on your face and hate yourself; however, biological changes only take a short while, everything will be fine.
You are beautiful. God made you in His image and likeness; it is my prayer that as you grow into a young woman, may God’s image shine upon you. Learn to love and accept yourself, only then will you be capable of respecting your body. Remember Proverbs 31: 30, “Beauty is really fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” Learn and grow in God’s word, during rough times His word will be your guide through the storm.
True love exists. Pursue purity in all its splendor. It is difficult to remain pure until marriage in this sex-inundated world. Take care and wait for a man who will honestly love you. Present yourself decently as you wait for the man who will safeguard your purity. Fornication is a sin, sex before marriage is not equivalent to love, cherish a man who will respect himself enough to exercise limitation albeit giving into enticement before marriage. Do not rush into things, take your time to know such a man, establish patience in the spirit, and allow God to guide you. Gain insight from Proverbs 3:5-6, “I trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my understanding. In all my ways, I acknowledge Him and He directs my paths.”
Have fun and enjoy life responsibly. Gain the affection of friends and always keep your family nearby, our love is unconditional. Be loyal to your friends and learn the art of listening. Always apologize for your mistakes besides do not be quick to judge. Laugh often, tour the world, and live the experience of others. I implore you to share your joy and happiness with others. In addition, be kind and generous. Strive to make people feel loved; it will earn you a good lasting impression.
Above all, pursue your heart desires with passion. Do not forget nothing good comes out of living in the comfort zone. Be bold to follow your interests. Do not be afraid to ask questions, that way you will gain knowledge as well as wisdom. Make friends with people from different age groups, both the young and the old. Make plans but work on implementing them to achieve your goals.
Always in my Heart.
Your Loving Mum.