Gemma

Dear Younger Me, 

Over the years you will come to learn, realize and understand many things. You will grow stronger from some of the tough moments and all of your hard work is going to pay off in many different ways. There are 2 key thoughts in particular that I’d like to share with you now:

The first is to really give your mom and sister as much love and support as possible. Even when you get annoyed or frustrated, remember that your mom has greatly sacrificed and provided for you in ways you won’t fully understand until you’re older, and that your sister will be one of your best friends and looks up to you more than you may think. A man named Pierre will fall in love with your mom one day and even though your walls will be up, do your best to let him in. He will take care of your family in the ways a real father should and will make your family complete. 

The second is to keep being yourself and keep shining your light even when others try and dim it with words or actions. You will find an incredible group of friends and even a very handsome husband who will love you for exactly who you are and who will stand by you through anything. Even though you are teased now for being different, these differences and many other traits that you will build over the years will lead you to a career, a family, and a life that is everything you have ever wanted. 

Keep your chin up and be yourself, you should be very excited for all the adventures waiting for you :)

Love, 
Gemma