Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Today’s Prompt is to write a letter to your 16 year old self, I think the picture above is “16 year old me" give or take…
Dear 16 year old me;
Boy you have things pretty easy right now, even though you may not think you do. In just a few short years you will be forced to grow up much more than you probably need to. In just a few short years you will begin to know just how easy you have things right now, and how much you wish you could turn back the hands of time. You will learn fear that really you shouldn’t have to learn. But through it all you will learn strength. And in just 4 short years you will have in your arms a little boy that will change your entire world for the good. Things will be tough learning your way through motherhood and caring for this little boy, and in the years to follow his sisters that come along. But one things for sure, in just 9 years you will be happy once again, and know that even though things might not be easy you are not alone. Diabetes will take ahold of that precious little baby boy when he’s 6 years old. It will almost take his life away from you a few times, but you will get through it and learn to be happy throughout it all. You will learn so much that sometimes it may feel like your head is going to explode with all the vast information you have. But remember knowledge is a good thing. It equips you to better care for this special little boy with an unfortunate illness. But through it all you will thrive.
So 16 year old me, enjoy the time you have now being a “kid”, and perhaps do a few things you are thinking about but don’t want to take the leap and do , you definitely won’t regret them. Enjoy your few carefree years you have left, and prepare for the future.