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From Here on Out

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I remember when I was a child, I could not wait to grow up!  I loved lingering in lands of make believe, spending hours entangled in layers of imagination.  However, when it was time to come back to the reality of chores and boundaries and broccoli, I could not wait to live in my own house where cookie dough would be readily available in my refrigerator for my snacking pleasure.  When I moved into my teenage years, that strong-willed desire did not fade.  I often think of what I wish I could help young girls understand.

From here on out, sweet daughter, remember the tickle of wind blowing your hair.  It is an invitation to a world of fantasy.  Keep your imagination open and ready to dream.  From here on out, be steadfast in your walk with the Lord.  For it is the Lord that created that world of wonder in which you spend your day dreams.  Tell him about every detail of your life, and be amazed at the close friend he can be.  You are beautiful.  You are worthy of respect and true romance, when that time comes.  From here on out, don’t be in rush to grow up.  These last few years are fleeting moments of your childhood, where you have the freedom to imagine the world as it should be, full of unconditional love and playfulness.