Friday, April 12, 2013

DAY 12: Hey me from the past...We are still here!

Dear Me from the Past,

I wish I could go back and tell you how beautiful you were and that you didn't need to make such drastic changes in your body in order to be acceptable to others. You were (we are) a bright, talented, kind and loving person who has had a lot to offer the world.

The journey from you to me has been fraught with burdensome lows and accelerated with victorious highs, but I cannot help but wonder how much better it might have been if you had understood that we have dignity when I was your age.

Having said that, we are doing okay. So the most important thing I would have you to know is that we are tough. We have survived lots of setbacks. We are still here.

That fact. That knowing we can survive, we can thrive, we can learn. That is the basis for my faith in the future. That is what makes life moving forward much easier than it appears some days.

Me from the Present