Dear 14 Year Old Barbara,

This is old, but I needed something to write about so I scanned through the old Daily Prompts & this sounded fun.

Dear 14 year old Barbara,

Life as you know it is about to get really hard.  You’re fixing to make decisions you will regret for the rest of your life.  You’re going to be sad, lonely, & not want to be around anyone.  You’re fixing to feel feelings you didn’t think was possible at such a young age.  Just remember one thing as you’re going through it, you will always have Tim.  He may be a complete jerk sometimes, but he is the only brother who loves you more than you’d ever think.

Tomorrow tell your mother you love her.  You love her more than you can express in words.  Spend all the time in the world with her.  Hug her.  Kiss her.  Fill her water cup anywhere she shakes it.  If she asks you to do the weirdest stuff, do it.  No questions asked.

On April 10, 2003 : don’t go through her bad.  Leave it alone.  Just let whatever may be in it – leave it alone.

Get to know dad.  He’s such a great guy.  He loves you more than you’d think.  I promise.  Just feel lucky that you have both parents right now.  Dad really does love mom, don’t ever think otherwise.  Even when she has the weirdest dreams ever.

You’ll never figure out life.  Or at least you haven’t yet.  But you will figure out what you want to do in it.  You’ll realize that what everybody says you want, is not what you want.  Go with your heart on EVERYTHING you do.  Don’t live life doing “what if’s” just because you’re afraid.  Just remember one thing, you are a great person.  Don’t let anybody ever tell you different.  They will try to bring you down & eat dirt, but remember, you’re better than that.  You have great friends that you’ll keep forever.  Don’t ever think different.

Love always,
Your 25 year old self.


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