Dear 1999 Self

Dear 1999 self,

You are not fat.  I know most of the girls in your school are size 2s, but believe me, there will be a day….which will happen to come faster than you imagine…when you will look back on this day and realize this will be the year in which you peak.  Life will get way better.  There is a fabulous life in store for you after high school.  Your dad is right….all of those tough choices you made to honor God (to the best you were able) will pay awesome in the future.    

However, self in 1999, you will not look the same you do now.  Love handles, they shall come.  Stretch marks will be proof you birthed two of the most precious babies (oh, yes, your children will be beautiful, so quit worrying about that).  By the way, your dream of being a stay at home mom will be fulfilled.  In about six years, you are going to marry the most incredible man God ever created.  God has to do a lot of work in both of you, but when you come together, it will be better than you can possibly dream right now.

Birthing two babies will also change that beautiful hair you have.  Well, your first child will not effect it, but that feisty girl you will eventually birth will ruin your hair. Luckily, you will love her so much that it will not matter.  However, your hair will turn curly and will not be able to hold blonde very well.  So enjoy that straight, blonde hair.  It will never be the same.  

Even though you do not know what the future holds, do know that you are fortunate enough to not have to regret big hair and puffy-sleeved prom dresses that many of your blogging friends will.  Oh yeah?  Blogging?  You will see what that is soon enough.  

Well 1999 self, enjoy college.  You are going to make some amazing, lifelong friends.  You will also meet the man of your dreams.  He’s a hottie.  And even though you’ll peak this year, he’ll just keep getting hotter!  

Yours truly,

2009 self

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4 Responses to “Dear 1999 Self”

  1. Shannon Says:

    This is a great post…and isn’t it amazing to look at how life has changed. This is right around the time I was first getting to know you. I totally remember that necklace you are wearing. 🙂 You wore it all the time. Imagine what we’ll be writing in another 10 years. 🙂

  2. mc Says:

    You do not even look real! How crazy. I think you have NOT peaked. You are still gorgeous. And better than ever.

    This post was great though. I really loved it.

  3. Kirstin Says:

    That’s so good Sarah! It’s so true too! Can’t wait to meet you in May. Yippee!!

  4. Lizz @ Yes, and So Is My Heart Says:

    You have NOT peaked! You look great!

    Fun post.


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