Dear Melissa

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Dear Melissa,

This is your persistence and this is what I want you to know…

You are worthy. You are strong and you can do this. You will do this. When you’ve wanted to give up, I have been here insisting that you don’t. I have helped you put one foot in front of the other. I have breathed air into your lungs when you couldn’t. I have held you up and dried your tears and calmed your fears and slapped that smile back onto your face. I have never let you fall so far that I couldn’t pull you back up. And I never will. Never will there be a time when I will sit by and allow you to plunge into the deep. Never will I allow you to quit. No, you and I – we’ve come too far. Look at us! What a team. We are unstoppable, you and me!

We have things to accomplish. We have dreams to realize. We have lives to change. I’ve been doing some hard work during these difficult times, so you’re stuck with me. I’m sticking around for the good times. I’m going to be here to celebrate the successes. I’m going to grab onto some joy and keep it for myself-because I’ve earned it. And when it gets overwhelming to reach for the sky, I’ll be with you, not so gently urging you to keep pressing forward.

I know you. I know the real you. I know you don’t want to settle for anything less than your heart’s desire. I know you desire to do more, to be more. And you will because you were made for more. In your own way, in your own time, in your own little corner of the world, you will be more. You will make a difference. You will touch lives. You will inspire. You will teach and help and love and listen. You will hug and pray and cry and hold hands and laugh. You will sing. You will leave your mark. Your legacy will be great. You were designed for greatness.

So no, I will never stop pushing you toward success. It’s my job. And if I’m not great at what I do, how can you be great at what you do?

About Beautifully Polarized

Life is ever changing. God is working in me more everyday. He has blessed me with a husband who is my best friend in every aspect of life, and three children who teach me about life and love everyday. He has blessed me further with friends who help me get through the rough days, and laugh with me on the good days. And, I believe He gave me the best mom a girl could ask for. He has also given me trials so that I can grow into the person He intended me to be. Walking with Him makes life in this world bearable.

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