Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The letter I wrote to a coming of Age girl.

            Enter Girl name here, 

            First of all I would like to welcome you into the greatest world you will ever know. A world of magic and a sisterhood that will provide you with unwavering guidance and support. This is also a world of great respect and responsibility not only to others, but most importantly to yourself. I want to make it clearly known that you will never be alone in this journey to adulthood as you have a multitude of women who will offer you guidance and support at any given time. You just have to ask. Your mother, Aunt, and I will always be there to help you no matter the circumstances. Elders to you we may be, but we are all part of a sisterhood that is here for guidance both spiritually and emotionally.
Respect and responsibility to yourself is probably one of the most important aspects of becoming an adult women. It is also one of the hardest things to grasp a hold of as a young adult or even as an older adult. It takes time and don’t get discouraged with it. As I’m sure you are aware, there are going to be people along the way who will support you greatly, but there will be others who will not support you or who you are. There will be others who will not respect your mind or your body. Be careful, choosy, and stay intelligent with your decisions. It is with utmost importance that I mention that your body was made perfectly in God’s image, which means that he made you exactly how he wants you to be. You are perfect in every way and no one can take that away from you. Furthermore, he made you perfectly so that you should respect and take care of your body. He made you so that you can honor your body as it should be honored. It belongs to you, God, and no one else, no matter what a boy down the road may make you think or believe. No matter what a girl in school may tell you about weight or body shape. It is your perfect form and no one else’s. God also made you with the gift of vast intelligence and creativity. This is yours as well and it will only grow with time. I want you to know that you are limitless with your potential. You can do anything with life that you want to and to not be afraid of where you can go. You can go anywhere.
The coming years are going to be immensely confusing as you navigate where you would like to go in life and how you build relationships with others. There will be extreme times of happiness and extreme times of sadness mixed with a bowl of embarrassment. Do not be afraid to ask for guidance or to ask for advice from us as we have been through equally different and trying times as young adults. We especially know what it is like to have limited guidance and do not want you to have to navigate this different time in your life feeling alone. We will mostly definitely always be there to discuss what is weighing on you whether it is boys, changes, or general everyday activities.
Welcome to the ladies club. Welcome to the wild ride of the coming of age years. I hope you are ready for the greatest and scariest time of your life because it is awesome.

With the Greatest Love I can offer, 

Cristin. 

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