To my precious, intelligent, caring and every sense of beautiful Lulu,
I’m sorry for what you are going through. I can see the cracks, I can feel the tears and I’m sorry things are hard for you to understand right now.
I know that being the new kid isn’t easy.
I know that being the big sister isn’t always easy.
I know that being the first born isn’t always easy.
And I know that being an eight, almost nine year old, girl isn’t always easy.
There will be mistakes Lulu, as you are finding and that’s ok. Don’t beat yourself up. But learn from them Lulu, let them guide you back to the person you are and the person you aspire to be.
When you have that uncomfortable feeling, that sense that maybe what you are doing is wrong, listen to those instincts and be strong in who you are. Sometimes you might not listen, sometimes you might choose to ignore your better judgment and to cross the line. And that’s something we all do. But when it happens, instead of falling into regret; learn from it, move on and move forward.
You are a shining star Lulu. You know the way. You don’t need to follow. Walk your own path and walk it with confidence and conviction. Those that matter will be by your side.
I love you Lulu, even when I get cross or pushed to my wit’s end, I still love you in a way that no words can describe. I love you in a way that ensures I’ll always be proud of you, always believe in you, always defend you. I’ll always have your happiness as my first priority and I’ll always help you out.
So when you are lonely or unsure, when you don’t know which path to choose or when you want to go against the grain, know that you are not alone as your hand is always in mine and our hearts will always beat as one. You needn’t be scared to take the righteous road, the one that sits comfortably with your conscience. That’s because as daunting as that may sometimes feel, I’m right there, walking it with you.
Life wasn’t meant to be easy my child, but take courage, it can be delightful.
Sweet and Salty Popcorn
- 1/4 cup popcorn, popped
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, soft
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- Pop your popcorn and place it into a large bowl. Add the coconut oil and stir it through. Sprinkle over half of the coconut sugar and half of the salt. Stir and repeat.
- Serve, eat and enjoy!