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Message to my 16 year old self

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

BLC Weekend Challenge post -
This isn't the blog entry I would have written a month ago, but with the last couple weeks, my life has changed dramatically, and with it my mind set. I put my parents through some rough times in my younger days, and with the passing of my father last week, I wish I could have not been such a difficult child in my teen years.

so...You...BRAT CHILD!!!! Yes you...the one who thinks she is smarter than everyone around her. Sure, you are intelligent, but you aren't as smart as you think you are. Get over yourself. You haven't even begun to experience life yet, and it would be nice if you could learn to show love to your elders sooner rather than later!
Appreciate your parents, your grandparents (your going to lose both your Grandpas MUCH sooner than you think), and even if your elders frustrate you to no end...be an adult and tell them you love them!!! It won't cost you anything, and it will make you a better person much sooner in life.

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  • KALIKA13
    I just lost my dad two years ago, at the age of 25 and it still seems like yesterday. It's hard and doesn't get easy fast. Take it one day at a time. My thoughts are with you.
    1934 days ago
  • FITAT50
    I lost my Dad at 19, if only my 16 yr old self could have seen the future, but alas we cannot. Were we really so different than most teens? Did it make our parents love us any less? In their eyes you were still a wonderful daughter, they just gray hair a little sooner than expected.

    1963 days ago
    So sorry to hear about your dad Robin. I think we all wish we could have been better children but we don'trealize that until we age. Remember when we were teens we couldn't see past the next day let alone another year. We have to forgive ourselves as I know our loving parents forgave us long ago.
    1965 days ago
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your father, Robin! It's nearing the 2nd anniversary of my own father's death, and while it gets easier, the feeling of loss is always there. Remember the good times; they will always be with you, and the bad times will fade away, as they should. emoticon
    1966 days ago
    So very sorry for your loss; my dad passed away when I was 19 and never got to meet my husband or daughter, and my mom passed away a few years ago. You're so right, treasure your parents and elders, they are gone much too soon.

    1967 days ago
  • LCDM83
    So true. emoticon
    1968 days ago
    If we only knew then what we know now.
    I'm sorry for your loss. emoticon
    1969 days ago
  • LUCYLU22
    Thinking about you and your family during all these difficult times you guys are dealing with right now! emoticon to you all!
    1969 days ago
    emoticon To hear of the passing of your father. Know that my thoughts are with you. emoticon


    1969 days ago
    So sorry to hear about your loss, Robin. emoticon
    1969 days ago
  • JLITT62
    Robin, big hugs. I'm so sorry for your loss.

    It's so easy to beat up on ourselves . . . for the things we did, the things we disn't do . . . but in tbe end, no matter how painful those experiences were, they make us the person we are today.

    And I think you're pretty awesome.
    1969 days ago
    Big hug to you my friend. I'm sorry about your dad.
    1969 days ago
    Teen years are so difficult. Don't be too hard on yourself. Enjoy your grandparents and let them know how special they are to you.
    You are right. It costs us nothing to love our family.

    Get outside and enjoy the fresh snow (or whatever may be outside your window!
    1969 days ago
  • SISSIE21
    My condolences on the passing of your father. If we could only go back for even one more conversation once a loved one is gone. I talk to my Dad often in my thoughts, in a way he is still with me. I like to think love is something that never dies. Thank you for sharing. emoticon
    1969 days ago
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