Leaving behind younger friends in high school is heartbreaking. I think of you all everyday and am living for your instagram posts. For my little friends finishing up high school, here's a few things I want you to remember as you get through the year.
1. Your worth comes from God and nobody else
My sweet little friend you are perfectly imperfect. He has already decided your worth. Never let a boy, a friend, or a grade define who you are. You are worth diamonds and pearls and if God says it, then trust Him!
2. High school is not the best time of your life
Please don't feel like these years are meant to be the peak of your existence. High School is alight, College is great too! You will have amazing moments throughout your whole life. I never loved high school, but so far college has been amazing! You will find you group and your passions when the time is right!
3. I miss you
Not a single day passes where I don't think of you. I see your posts and seeing you happy makes me happy too. I miss giving you advice, helping you with homework, and just being there for you. It may not seem like it, but you taught me so much. You taught how impactful my words can be. You taught me that by helping someone, you can change their entire attitude. You taught me that I could be a big sister to someone even if we aren't related my blood.
4. I am here for you
I am always always here. I know that my college seems so far from your high school but I promise to always make time for you. My dorm doors are always open and I promise I never leave my room without my cell phone. No matter where you are or how old we get I will always be here through the good and the bad.
5. You are beautiful
I wish I could tell you this everyday when you question what you are wearing or if your makeup looks ok. You are so beautiful. You are beautiful in the way you treat others. You are beautiful in the way you laugh at your mistakes. You are beautiful in the way that you accept others for who they are. You are beautiful.
6. You are strong
I have seen you grow so much in such a short time. I have seen you overcome obstacles and do things you never imagined you would do. I have seen you cry and I have seen you conquer. I have seen you fail and I have seen you learn. Most importantly, I have seen you become strong and independent. You go girl!
7. You can overcome anything
You really can. I know at times this seems so hard and the world crumbles in around you. At the end of the day, I believe in you. I always believe in you. I have seen you do amazing things and I know that you are unstoppable.
8. Your hard-work will pay off
Keep on working hard. It will pay off in the end. On day you will be so thankful you were as dedicated, ambitious, and determined as you are. I'm so proud of you.
9. Girls are mean but you are not
Girls will break your heart harder and quicker than any boy ever could. Your best friends will become strangers and at times you will feel so alone. You might want to get even, to make sure that ex-friend knows how wrong they are, but you shouldn't. You are kind, you are patient, and you are forgiving. In life you will have to forgive people who aren't sorry and accept apologies that you will never receive. You are kind enough and smart enough to do this.
10. I love you
I do. I love you so much! You're like a little sister to me and I would do anything for you. I will beat up any boy who breaks your heart and be there when you have the worst of days. You mean so much to me and if it weren't for you, I never would have known just how important younger friends are. Keep on being you! There truly is nobody better!