Dear Myself,

Dear Myself,

I know that you feel so well today because you have a great life now. A family of your own, sons of your own. What a bless!

I know that you write this letter with a smile. A big smile. A laugh, too. Laughing at your own foolish mind, a feeling of fear for not having a love in your life. It is not you that you are laughing at now. It was you, ten years ago.

Being a 28 year-old single girl was very disturbing for you. Your closest friends have got married,

and even some of them were younger than you. You felt so afraid of getting left behind. I know your sorrow. I understand you very much.

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"Am I not pretty enough?" you often asked me that question. Ah, your tears sometimes fell down on your cheeks. I couldn't say anything but "Be patient and be brave, please. Things aren't that bad."

Now you know that I am correct about that. Being single is not a sin as long as you don't break God's rules. But don't be shy. Your fear was something natural. The more fear you felt, the more you asked God to give you a full-of-love marriage.

Every story has its own end. And so does yours. I just want to say, "Have a happy life. May God bless you until the time meets its end."

Yours faithfully,

Yourself

Note: this is my first post for English Friday Weekly Challenge #8 Write a Letter to The Younger You. If you'd like to join, please visit the link above.

Comments

  1. nice letter :) Hmmm... setiap org memiliki ceritanya sendiri. Dan setiap org pun akan memiliki kebahagiaannya sendiri :)

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    1. Iya mbak. Nyeruput teh anget pas hujan deras oun sudah jadi kebahagiaan tersendiri.

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  2. Whar a nice letter!!
    That kind of fear also disturbed me almost 8 years ago.

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    1. We had the same problem, mbak. ;-)

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  3. Hmm, nice posting, nice letter and I love it

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  4. salam kenal yaa..
    reading your letter gives me such an assurance that yeah.. being single is not a sin. but still..i'm reaching more than 30 now, and though i hold my tears, the same question also cross in my mind.

    this theme from BEC really makes me a little bit sentimental :D

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    1. Sometimes being sentimental is okay. I myself got married three yrs later, which means I was 31 at the moment.

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  5. Nice letter Mbak. I have an aunt that experienced the same thing with you and she often told me how she felt and thought. It was sad. Well! may we all have a great times ahead! :)

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    1. I hope that your aunt will meet her love soon.

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  6. This is the first? Then I'll say "a very good start", indeed. You'd better do this more often, I guess. And you might end up surprising yourself finding out where it could take you. :)

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    1. Yes, my first. What a struggle. Thank you for supporting me.

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  7. great letter mbak...
    I know how your 28 feel...

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    1. Felt so lonely and left behind. On my 30th biryhday, nobody wished me a kind of "hope you'll get married soon". Hey, where is everybody? I need your prays!

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  8. semua orang punya ceritanya masing-masing mbak, ikuti saja alur yang sudah diatur
    seperti orang-orang bilang, semua akan indah pada waktunya ^_^

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    1. Iya, mbak. Itu pun bentuk ujian untuk kita dari Alloh.

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  9. Hi Mba.
    My big sister had the same thing with you. Being single is not a sin. Totally agree. But the pressure from our society is really hard. Thank God I can see her found one and be better in person. Isn't that the main purpose for having relationship?

    And I like what you said that every person have their own story. You gave me an idea to write fiction by that quote. Haha.

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    1. Mr. R_Ming24, what's your blog address? Give me the link, please.

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  10. Hi there,
    I agree with you.
    Single is just a status.Its a privilege that not every one could have it.

    xoxo from Kedah,Malaysia

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    1. A privilage. Yes, that's a nice statement.

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  11. Be patience mbak. Don't you know the very expensive gold was the one who has been buried a long time? The person who has taste the bitter sweet of live is the most wise person. I'm sure someday the man who proposed you consider lucky, not you but him, he got a girl with so much experience in life and independent. Just be open minded.

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    1. Aaamiiin. Oh I'm flattered you mention the gold. So, my husband now is lucky to have a gold in his life. :-)

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