Dear Growing Girl,

Growth, healing, change . . . they all come with a rollercoaster of emotions.

Sometimes we feel like we are up to the challenge, and then the next minute we burst into tears with overwhelm, feeling like there’s NO WAY we can meet the challenge.

None of our emotions are wrong . . . they are all just part of the journey. Don’t be afraid of what you are feeling. Hear out your feelings . . . listen to what they have to say, what they have to teach. Often emotions linger until we really listen to them instead of trying to stuff them down to a hidden place.

Difficult feelings will pass. Joy will come back, confidence, dreams, and laughter will come back. Don’t be afraid when you are feeling down that you will never feel right again. Sometimes feeling down is just where you need to be to hear what your soul is trying to tell you.

So just listen, dear girl. Listen closely and be patient . . . you will feel right again.

You have come such a long way and you can keep going.

You are so very, very loved.