Hey, You’re going to be just fine.

by writergirl68

Dear Nicki or Stinka Pooh (nicknames when I was a little girl),

You’re around 10 years old and you’ve experienced a lot in those tender years. Your father was never around, your mother was always working and providing for you and your sister, you are practically raising your sister now just to help fill in the gap. Life has seemingly given you this adult assignment and put it on your tiny shoulders.  You’re introverted, you have now begun to write to express what you are too scared to say.  You feel overlooked, abandoned and like your voice doesn’t count for anything. You’re scared and you cocoon yourself because the world is such an awful place for you.  But guess what? You’re going to be just fine.  Your father left you at the age of seven but you’re going to be just fine. Your mother worked a lot and never really took the time to nurture any of your interests, but you’re going to be just fine. Your sister seemingly got all of the attention, but you’re going to be just fine.  You have a place in this world just as you are.  You don’t need a megaphone to be noticed, just be who God made you to be and your light will shine brightly.  It’s hard I know for you to even fathom the greatness that is waiting to burst from within, but trust me it’s there.  So what you’re a little skinny girl who likes to write and prefers the background rather than the foreground, you’re going to be just fine. So what you grew up in a single parent household, you’re going to be just fine.  In these brief 10 years you’ve dealt with things that will make you a stronger and better person.  If no one has ever told how awesome you are, I am telling you right now.  You are an awesome, talented, wonderful, creative and beautiful little girl and I am so glad God chose us to take this journey together.  I love you more than you will ever know, thank you for being my foundation.

Kristina (Grown up?)