A Letter To My 16-Year-Old Son

Life is truly unfair. Unless you are born rich, it is never easy. And if you are born rich, the wealth comes with its own set of troubles.

Stay true to yourself, follow what the good Lord laid down, and always love your parents.

Ghost.

Katrina Anne Willis, Author

Dear Teenager,

Sometimes life doesn’t seem fair. Do you know why? Because it isn’t.

But here’s a little something I’ve learned in my 43 years on this earth… life always gives you exactly what you need in order to learn the next lesson.

That’s what it’s all about here — stretching, growing, becoming who we are meant to be. Some learn more quickly than others. Some need many teachers and extra review tests. (Yes, I’m one of them. Your Dad will attest. You remember “Buffalo Math,” don’t you?) Some get it on the first try, but not many. We grow most from our challenges and roadblocks. Embrace them. Lean in.

I understand there are things in this life that you want, things that can only be purchased with money we may or may not have at the moment. I know you see other kids doing things you’d like to do…

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