I'm writing this letter to you, umm, me, Us? from some time in the future...not so that you might change things because I/you/we are a very happy
I'm writing simply to tell you to be patient, enjoy every day, cherish every moment.
Your life is going to be wonderful and, while I don't want to
Family will always be important to you so spend more time with them, I can't stress this enough (pun intended);
Don't feel the need to follow ALL the trends, Earth Shoes, Huckapoo shirts, hot pants, disco .. because they don't last and they NEVER looked good ** shaking head **;
Don't waste a single tear (or a perfectly good Alabama Slammer) over a cheating boyfriend and his daily trash of choice ....trust me, neither of them are worth it!;
Don't let your prom date dictate the color of your dress because he thinks the light blue tuxedo compliments his eyes!;
While peanut M&Ms are understandably your snack of choice and thankfully melt in your mouth and not
Do NOT go away to school because you will regret it (both days!);
In December of 1982, a friend will introduce you to a guy......don't try to fight it because you WILL fall in love and you will live happily ever after!
Despite you and your Prince Charming both being twins, I will put your mind at ease and say that your pregnancies will be singles (sigh of relief)
Choose the Ash Blonde, instead of the Golden Strawberry Blonde and save yourself from having to "correct it" (fail);
Order the fish instead of the pasta;
Negotiate the salary before accepting the job;
Listen to the GPS despite the advice of your husband;
Skip that last glass of wine and the guacamole at our birthday party (this one's negotiable but you have to at least promise to remove the toilet paper from your shoe when you leave the bathroom);
I'm not going to lie. You will have more than your fair share of sadness and heartache, some of which will never heal, but there will also be boundless joy and incomprehensible happiness to help you through it.
It's all going to work out superbly. After all, you've got me rooting for you (better keep a lot of wine on hand just in case!)
Yours in Spirit (literally),
Queen Momma, your future self! XO
PS .... I'm relatively confident that sharing this little tidbit will neither disrupt the hands of time, nor halt the gears of motion .... The Answer to #45 on the 10th grade Math Regents is 42.13 .... that was a silly mistake and you so deserved the 95% !