A mothers' plea to a fifteen year old
You'll never know how much I love you.
Since the day I first knew you existed, I loved you. I carried you in my womb for 8 months and when I finally got to hold you in my arms, I loved you even more. I wish I could have enjoyed you more when you were younger, but I was rash and stupid back then. I preferred to be off on my own while your aunts mainly had the role of raising you.
I can't help but wonder if it is my fault that you're acting this way now because I wasn't the perfect mother for you. I was more of a friend rather than a mom, and I guess that's why you sometimes dismiss the lessons I try to teach you.
My dear daughter, you are still young, way too young to fully understand love. I know you feel that this guy is the one for you. He isn't, there will be many more guys like him, some who will be better than him, and yet still some who will be worse than him. Do not think that this is the one chace you have at love, because love comes in many forms and intesities.
You ignore my words, probably thinking "What the hell do you know" or " I am not like you"... But the truth is, my dear daughter, I do know what I'm taking about, and you are too much like me that it scares the living hell out of me to think of the things you are capable of doing. I have told you war stories of my previous relationships, and opened up my heart for you to see the scars. I told you how it feels like this guy or that guy may feel like he is the one. You'd feel that a couple of times before you finally meet the real deal you know?
Life is going to throw some big ass issues your way, and top it off with love issues for good measure. You will have a lot on your plate by the time you enter the real world. Remember that people will come and go in your life, it's up to you whom you will choose to stay with you. Don't hold on to the first random guy who will tell you he loves you. Not everyone who says it actually means it. Most guys your age will try to get into your pants but please think before you do something you might regret.
This is the only way I can protect you, to share my nuggets of wisdom to you. Please listen before it's too late.