This is your older self speaking.
A more mature, wiser, self.
If you could just listen and follow what I tell you closely, it will bless you.
You will face many trials in life, both happy and sad.
God is going to test your strength in ways that will blow your mind.
But you will carry on, and be better for it.
Throw your insecurities out the window. You are beautiful just the way you are.
Don’t waste your time on the boys you meet in college. They will take advantage of you and leave you jaded.
Focus on finding yourself.
Find out what makes you happy and chase it.
Don’t sacrifice yourself. Stand up for what you believe in.
You were made for a purpose, that only you can do.
Get help for your past so you don’t become a subject of your environment, and carry this into a marriage.
Choose your friends wisely. Surround yourself with people you want to model your own life after.
Don’t let people mistake your kindness for weakness.
Never put your happiness into a man.
Follow through with your education.
Chase your greatest passion.
You will loose a special friend and come face to face with death for the first time in your life.
You will forever be changed. You will quickly learn how fragile life really is.
Trust that God has a plan for your life.
Be patient, because when you turn 24 you will meet your husband.
He will come into your life at your weakest point, but he will save you.
In the course of a year, you will be blessed with a new marriage, a beautiful baby girl, and a new house.
It will rock your world.
But hold on tight little Lindsay…
2 1/2 years in, your marriage will become very sick.
Acknowledge it. Accept help.
Look within for your happiness.
You will have many sleepless nights little Lindsay. You will cry more than you have ever before.
But have faith because God moves mountains.
Continue to fight.
Listen to your heart.
Eventually, you will look back and see God’s purpose for this awful situation.
Something much stronger. Richer. A greater love.
You are a strong women and will persevere through the ugliest of times.
Cling to Him and that baby girl.
She is your world and gives you your greatest purpose.
Forgive and be forgiven.
Clean everything out.
Rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along.
Things happen for a reason little Lindsay.
You might just be called to be the voice of reason on the other side of things, and help someone thru their struggle one day.
It will all make sense soon enough.