First and foremost I want to congratulate you on your commitment to purity! We are now sisters that belong to a very special club J! Making a decision to save sexual relations until you’re married is one that should be celebrated! It is an awesome decision and I am incredibly proud of you for making such a mature and responsible commitment. I made the decision to stay pure when I was 13, and it was one of the hardest, yet most rewarding decision I’ve made. I hope someday, when keeping this commitment gets tough and challenging, you will find encouragement in knowing that it is worth the wait. I want you to know that I am praying for you. Praying that you would surround yourself with girls who also hold themselves to a standard of virtue. I am praying that you remember to be a role model and example to Caroline, as well as other young girls who look up to you. You my dear Savannah, are turning into an intelligent, wise and beautiful young lady. I am so proud of you!
Secondly, You might not grasp the full realm of your decision now, but in a couple of years, keeping to this promise will not come easily. Keeping your purity is not something the world thinks is normal, but you are not normal…you are special. You are a prized possession. A gift, that should be treasured and treated with the upmost respect…at all times. The people of this world will judge you, not understand you, and pressure you into doing things you don’t believe in, but YOU are more than others opinions. You are strong and of great worth. You are allowed to have your own dreams, goals and beliefs, and don’t let anyone tell you differently. Savannah, being authentic, real and passionate is what makes you, you; it is what makes you lovely. The next couple of years will be some of the most exciting and most trying. Your friends might start dating, but it is ok if you don’t. People you know might start doing things you don’t think are right, but it is ok to disagree with them. Girls will start obsessing over what they look like and what they wear, but Savannah, you are more than that. You are more than makeup, a size and a boy’s opinion. You are beautiful because you have been raised in a family that loves you and has grounded you. You have the example of a mother whose inner beauty radiates from within. Learn from her. Beauty isn’t the physical, but the heart. Inner beauty is what you should strive for. Inner beauty is what will make you the most beautiful girl in the world. Have love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23) Always remember, that you were made with a purpose. A special purpose. You were fearfully and wonderfully made. ( Psalm 139:14)
I love you Savannah. I am here for you, any time, any day, any question. I am so proud of the accomplishments you have made and cannot wait to see the lovely lady you blossom into.
“A woman of true beauty is a woman who in the depths of her soul is at rest, trusting God because she has come to know him to be worthy of her trust. She exudes a sense of calm, a sense of rest, and invites those around her to rest as well. She speaks comfort; she knows that we live in a world at war, that we have a vicious enemy, and our journey is through a broken world. But she also knows that because of God all is well, that all will be well. A woman of true beauty offers others the grace to be and the room to become.” –captivating