“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”
― William Shakespeare
I can’t help but feel worried and excited at the same time seeing you grow too quickly into a young adult. You have about a year and a half left before you reach your teenage years and I don’t think I am ready. How do I prepare myself into becoming a mom of a teenager? I guess the answer is I don’t! I don’t prepare myself. Just like how I didn’t prepare to be a mom when I had you. And I think that’s the beauty of it.
Sometimes, I am worried of the choices you would make and of the feelings you would feel when you are heart broken. All mothers only want the best for their children. So I hope and pray that whatever decision you make, it’s for the better.
I am excited about the adventures you are about to make. There are so much to learn and so much to do! I hope you make the best of every opportunities you get.
One of the many advise I’d like to give you, since I cannot stop you from growing up and doing your own thing, is to choose your friends carefully. Treasure good friends like they are your family. A good friend is someone who will be there by your side no matter what, who will not judge you, and will remind you constantly that you are worthy of it all and will accept you for who you are.
Be cautious of those that will take advantage and of those that will lead you on doing things that you feel is not right.
And while you are searching for those friends for keep, remember to also be a good friend. Show them that you are there for them and that you value your friendship. Be each others number 1 fan and be a good example.
I hope that you only not find friendship outside of our home but also be a friend to your little sister. You know that she would look up to you and I hope that you will be a good example for her. Yes, there are times that you find her annoying. I can’t blame you for feeling this way. You are 7 years apart and you have different interests. But I know that you love her dearly and will protect her with you life as she would for you.
I love you my dear Chloe.