The last four and a half years have not only been four of the best years of my life, they’ve also served as a foundation on which I’ve learned so much about myself, the good and the bad, as well as what loving another person really means and the kind of sacrifice it really takes to love well. I have a few things I want to share with you.
First. Beauty is a state of mind. NOT a state of body.
I’m on your side; especially on the days it doesn’t feel like it. I will be your best friend, but I’ll be your mother more.
Inevitably, I will disappoint you. The ultimate safe place in your heart belongs to the Lord.
Be the friend you wish you had. Good friends love at all times. Period.
Prince charming isn’t a fairytale. He’s a myth. If you’re waiting for the “perfect” one, you’re wasting your time.
Bad hair days are inevitable.
I’m more interested in your growth than your happiness.
Be brave enough to do what’s right, despite the culture.
You’re the most brave when you’re the most scared. Keep going anyways.
A good mascara is worth the investment.
Wash your face every night. It’s the best kind of beauty routine.
Protect your heart. But don’t be afraid of a broken heart. You’ll love again.
You won’t always be able to control what others think of you. Move on.
Always fight fair. But don’t be afraid to fight.
Husbands need a wife. Not another mom.
Good girls aren’t boring.
Jesus died a gruesome death on our behalf. So that we wouldn’t only live, but live abundantly and victoriously. Walk in that Truth.
The world needs your point of view.
They say history repeats itself, and so does fashion. Don’t wear Jnco’s. Ever.
It’s true what they say about childbirth. And then some.
Don’t be afraid of conflict. If you have a problem with someone, lovingly approach them. You’re responsible for the way you conduct yourself, not for their response.
Your body is not just yours. It’s a gift for your husband.
Sex for the first time will require a beautiful sense of humor and a partner that’s in it for life.
A good cry is great therapy. Just don’t watch yourself in the mirror. It gets weird.
You can always come home.
Taylor Swift is tha bomb. Haters gonna hate.
Encouraging and building up your husband will go farther than you’ll ever know.
Womanhood is a gift.
Value your friendships. Quality, not quantity.
Always hear both sides of the story first.
We teach others how to treat us. Humility and kindness always, but don’t hesitate for second to stand up for yourself.
Mean girls turn into mean women. Love them. They need it most.
Don’t be deceived. Being the most popular, the life of the party, or the prettiest aren’t bad things, but they don’t mean a thing.
Don’t ever miss a good chance to shut up.
All productive members of society change the toilet paper roll when it’s out. That’s all I’ll say about that.
The way we see ourselves has an enormous impact on how we see and treat others.
God has gifted you uniquely. Not to keep them to yourself, but to grow and multiply and be fruitful and faithful with them.
And lastly, you’ll always, always be my baby girl Emersyn Lynne! I love you more than you know.