Help me send a Letter to my younger self
Good afternoon my friends; I have been hearing a lot about sending letters to your younger selves. What is this all about and how do I get one to me. I have a few things I would like to go back and clear up with Carolin. I want to offer her an explanation about where I went for a while and how I left her behind. I would also like to tell her I am with her now and to be patient with me while she waits to reunite. She is my inspiration, I love her and I could not exist without her. I love the memories she gave me and all the adventures we went on together. I have stories about her and artwork of the adventures we shared. I made these for her and it has brought her back to me. I feel like we are one now. We are neither a child nor a grownup we are Carolin. I want her to know I have stayed in touch with our best friend the Gingerbread Man. It was him who taught me to never give up, to hold on, and run if you have to. I want to tell her, He reminds me of you, he is as sweet as sugar, he is witty and smart, He was afraid of things but he survived even after life took so many bites out of him. He is still sweet and he is a special friend but you are my soul mate! I love spending time with you!
Now where do I send my letter?
Dear younger self,
A part of me knows that I should be telling you a thousand things you need to stop doing. Don’t keep bugs in your lunch box, don’t feed mud pies to the boys, stop tickling you brothers friends till they pee themselves, and so much more but I am not going to tell you to stop. Your mother already tried that.
I should warn you that life is going to get rough and you should not take the road you are heading down. You will see thing most should never see, you will hear things no one should ever hear, and you will feel things most have never felt. The pain you will face will almost take your life but I am not going to tell you to turn around. I am going to let you keep going.
I should tell you, “you are too young to have children, you should stay in school, and you should not leave” home but I am not going to tell you that. I am going to let you be an under educated teen mother and a wife first.
I should warn you about the people you will meet, the ones you will live with and the damage they will cause you but I will not warn you, I will let them abuse you first.
I know by now you are likely reading this and wondering if I care about you at all? Well I am telling you “I do”. You will make it through, you will have an inner strength that shines out, others will look to you during their darkness moments, and because of you they will have a hand to hold on to, a friend that won’t let go and you can teach them to never give up. You are their Gingerbread Boy.
You and all you have conquered is who I have become today and I am happy.
No changes necessary!
Carolin D. Palmer
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