My dearest Sara
It is with much love and affection that I write to you today. I wish that within this letter I could seal a hug that would envelope you in my arms. Instead I will write some words to wrap around your heart.
Life is not easy for you at this time, I remember it well. The loneliness, anger, sadness, rejection and heartache buried deep within hurts you little one. Life will bring more pain and sorrow, that is not something that I can take away. Remember dear one that there is always sunshine, joy and laughter.
Continue to create. To draw, to paint, to craft and to write. You bring beauty into this world. Your soft, vulnerable heart that seems to not match your fire and strength is a gift. At times it feels a burden, but it is there that your compassion, love and creativity is birthed. Your soft heart is also part of the amazing gift that you have with children, even from such a young age. Celebrate it all, ride the roller coaster of what it is to be you. You are beautifully and wonderfully made.
God has and will continue to place incredible people around you. People who truly love you for who you are. Not what you can give them. Open your heart to them, lean on them and allow them to love you.
There are others that will take advantage of your generous nature. Learn the ability to say no, to discern why you are giving and only give out of unconditional love. Learn also to discern those that would take out of greed or selfishness. Give generously but with thought.
Look up. Speak up. Deep within you lies a strength that many do not have. The strength to keep going when you feel there is no hope. Your strength comes from both who you are and your love and faith in God. You are smart, intelligent and strong. Whatever it is you put your mind to, you CAN do it. Whatever ignites your spirit – allow it to burn bright until it is a raging fire.
Most importantly, dearest Sara Ann, Princess of Grace, know that you are loved. By God and by people. You are never alone. You are worthy to give and receive love. You are ok. You are more than ok, lovingly created and put into this world for a beautiful purpose.
You are never alone.
Your 32 year old self
P.s Read and study Psalm 139 and Isaiah 43.