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Feb 18, 2011

Be Who You Are

Dear Miss Dee.

You are a big, beautiful, growing 7 year old. Growing is the key word there - because you are growing up so fast - you will be 8 in a few short months.

8. Gulp.

And yet, there are other changes. You and your friends are just discovering body image, and 'things' - and yes, it worries me. It worries me, because those are things you should not even be concerned about.  And trust me, it doesn't matter, even when you are older. You're 7. nearly 8. So please enjoy it. And please, remember what your Mum and I have told you so many times - your worth is not related to a number on a scale, nor in how other people perceive your looks. "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind". Keep that idea with you in coming years - it will hold you in good stead during the crazy teenage years, and beyond.

You are blessed to be surrounded by powerful, amazing women - women who can and will, teach you about life. Please listen to them. I know at the time, that they might sound silly or like they are trying to hold you back, but they do have your best interests at heart.

And finally, and above all, remember that you are loved by so many. I know that sometimes you feel lost in the crowd, but you're not as lost as you think you are. You are a talented beautiful girl whom will grow up into a beautiful, talented woman, who will be able to achieve whatever she sets her mind to.


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