"1. if you ever want to wear mommy’s make-up, just make sure you don’t eat it. when it’s time to go to bed, I will help you wash it off.
2. when school starts and you want to jump rope instead of play kickball, be careful not to trip and hurt your knees.
3. if you grow up and a boy makes your heart hurt, you do not have to be ashamed.
4. if you fall in love with a girl
who wears the same clothes
as you, it will be easy for me to buy you both presents.
5. if I teach you anything, I will teach you to be gentle.
6. you are not Atlas and the world
is not a burden for you to carry.
7. if you do not like your body, if you feel like you were put inside the wrong one, I will stand by and watch you become again.
8. because we are human beings and we do not always have to
take what we are given.
9. I will love you constantly, fervently, always.
10. I will teach you the value of
the word “no” so that, when you hear it, you do not question it.
11. when the war comes
and you want to fight, I will
sleep with clenched fists until you come home to me.
12. when the war comes and you don’t want to go, I will sleep soundly.
13. you are allowed to be soft. you are allowed to break and bend. you do not have to be strong. you do not have to be a soldier."
Anonymous asked: Hi beautiful girl!!! I never met you, and chances are I actually never will, but I feel like I do know you, maybe because we face the same struggles and have the same dreams. I have a notebook with letters/quotes/poems for my future husband, it helps me so much facing issues like purity, trusting God, praying for my hubby, etc. I was in my senior year when the last not-virgin of my class had sex. You can immagine how others laughed at me. But now those girl tell me how lucky I am to be still
Hello lovely! I’m so glad that you find this blog so relatable! I definitely agree with you in that writing these letters helps keep my “eyes on the prize,” so to speak. :) Yes, other girls can be critical, but most realize just how mature and dedicated you have to be to maintain such a commitment. I’m so proud of you and I wish you the best of luck with your journey! We ARE very lucky to have waited, and our husbands will be as well :) God Bless, sweetheart!
I will wake up at three AM
And I will roll over
Into your arms.
You will rub my back
Until I fall back to sleep.
I will wait for that.
Dear Future Husband_#19
Okay, so, I’ve liked this boy quite a while now. He’s really great. But recently, he and a sophomore have been talking. Eventually, he mentioned her to some mutual friends of ours and they asked why not me. Apparently, he says that I’m “the type of girl you marry, not the kind you date in high school.” Which really throws me off because I can’t decide if that’s a compliment or what. I’ve even praying about it a lot lately and I feel like I haven’t really gotten my answer yet. I’m flattered that guys don’t see me as someone to fool around with, but I’m also frustrated. Anyway, so apparently I’m the type of girl you marry. Looks like you’re in luck then, sweetheart. I don’t know where anything is going, but I’m keeping you in mind. I love you.
i thought of you, while in the shower
and i thought of how nice it’d be
to have your things among my things
along the bathtub’s edge
and i imagined myself running out of soap
and using yours
and wearing you to work, and the grocery store
and i imagined that night, laying down beside you
and smelling your neck
and finding out where all my soap had gone
mypiecesofinspiration asked: I just read #16. I think it's beautiful, and I hope that because of your convictions, you will stay strong. Regardless of what society or your mom thinks, you can do it. It's a choice, and I don't personally know you but I am still so proud of you. Keep waiting for him. He will be worth it. And he will be glad you waited. The most precious gift you can give him on that wedding night is your purity. Keep strong and live with no regrets. Hope this is an encouragement. Saying a prayer for ya. <3
Thank you so much! I can’t even express how encouraging it is to know that people who don’t even know me, believe in me. I so very much appreciate your encouragement! Please continue to stay strong through your break up and keep God first in your life. Know that you have support from here in Alabama, to wherever you are!
Stay beautiful, M.
Dear Future Husband_#18
Today was the first day of my senior year! You’ve been on my mind a lot lately and I’ve been praying for you quite a bit. I just kind of realized that I may know you already. I may have passed you in the hallway. I may have talked to you today. And that is a very beautiful, very exciting, and very scary thought! I’m taking each and every day to become the woman I will be when I marry you, but in the mean time I’ll be making memories. Memories that I can’t wait to tell you ALL about one day. Memories that you may even already know about because you were there! :) I love you, darling.