I want to write this letter to THAT girl…
The girl who is always passed up, overlooked, and turned down by the guys…
The girl who is left trying to figure out what is wrong with her and what that other girl has that she doesn’t…
I want to talk to YOU. Have you ever been THAT girl?
The girl who is never thin enough, athletic enough, pretty enough, funny enough, brave enough…
The girl who shouts for joy with her friends when they are blessed with the desires of their hearts, but goes home and cries herself to sleep.
I hear you. I see you. I understand you, because I AM you.
I’ve shed those tears. I’ve felt that pain. I understand the loneliness and the wondering if it will be forever.
I get the questions that go through your mind.
Am I too much or not enough? Am I too intense or too nice?
Am I worth it?
It seems like the world would say you’re not. It definitely seems like guys would say you’re not.
And right now you expect me to come in and say something to try to win back your hope…
Right now you expect me to say that someday Prince Charming will come and that you won’t even remember all the years of pain getting there…
But I couldn’t say that, because truth be told, I don’t know what may come someday. And I can’t promise that you’ll forget.
And I wouldn’t try to cheaply explain away your pain, because people have done that to me for years and quite frankly, I hate it. I hate the well-intentioned comments that people make. I hate the flattery. I hate false promises…I’ve heard enough of them to make me doubt a real one.
Are you THAT girl?
But there is so much MORE to me than that. And there is to YOU too.
I AM the girl who said “Yes” to God many times when I was scared to death…and watched miracles happen before my eyes.
I AM the girl who has been able to do so many crazy things with my life because my path looked different from my friends’….and I’m not sorry for that at all.
I AM the girl who overcame countless obstacles to become who I AM today. No, really…you have NO STINKING IDEA what I have had to go through.
I AM powerful in Christ. I AM successful because of Him. I AM relentlessly loved by Him.
And I NEVER EVER EVER have to apologize for who I AM.
I am THAT girl, and you’d better not forget it.
And you know what I think?
I think you’re THAT girl too. You’re AMAZING. You’re BEATUIFUL. You’re WANTED.
You’re WORTH IT.
And guess what?
You NEVER EVER EVER have to apologize for being THAT girl. Seriously, don’t do it. There is so much more to you than meets the eye…so much more than even you’ll ever know…so much more than any boy could ever define for you.
Go out there today and be THAT girl.