I wrote this note to my sister in a journal I got for her for graduation (i got her a couple of other things as well).
I thought I would share it with you to see why she is an awesome sister and follower of Christ.
I am proud of you, not because you have finished high school, not because you are going to college,
not because you have friends, and not because you say the right things. No, I am proud of you because you are you.
All these tings above could be easy to see how great you are, but that is not why I am proud of you. I am proud of you
because…you are humble, you care for all, not some, your heart is as big as your smile, and you love unconditionally.
Though you might look good on the outside, you are beautiful on the inside. And yet, I know that this will all be challenged.
Challenged in new ways, ways that will try and take away from your beauty. You will be tempted to give up, quit,
and not face the challenges of the day.
You will grow so much in the next chapter of your life and I would encourage you to continue to hold onto how God
has created you. The world needs love and you have a lot to give.
It is easy to see why I am proud of you, but I pray that you will continue to show the love of Christ
to a world that needs love.
I will be here to encourage you and push you on to love, to continue to encourage you to be you.
Kelsie, I am proud of you, Now…..