Dear Taryn

I’ve asked my friends and family if they have any advice or a few words of encouragement for they wanted to give me, this is what I received:

Dear Taryn,

Life is about choices, some you make will be good some not so good. But know this, you will learn so much from your trials in life. The best thing you will learn is that your Lord and family will love you unconditionally. I pray that one day you will meet your soulmate the one guy that has been sent to you from God, the one that will love and respect you and your family above all else. Just know that he will not be perfect but you will know him when you meet him. Life is not perfect but it can be simply amazing. Big hugs 🤗 Love, Patty

Dear Taryn,

I’m so excited to see you spread your wings and fly. I love your positive attitude and your love for the Lord and yourself! Can’t wait to see what life has in store for you! Love reading your blog every week!! Love you BIG!!!😘❤️ Love, Aunt Angie

Dear Taryn,

So exciting to see the “beautiful butterfly “ that you’re becoming.  You continue to amaze me with your wisdom and maturity. We thought that it was super when you decided to transfer to A & M. It’s been exciting to have both my girls there for each other. I must admit that you’ve rescued Hails on occasion. Lol. Miss America the sky is the limit. 😘. Love, Nana

Dear Taryn,

I am so proud of you. You always said that you would never leave Nederland. But you knew that you were going to be a teacher. Some reason you decided to leave your hometown and head off A&M and continue your education. You are on your own making grownup decisions. (And making good ones). You make me and your Nana so proud and happy for you. You have grownup so fast and seem to be happier. We love you. Love, Pa

Dear Taryn,

I am so beyond proud of all the changes you’ve made in the past few months and am so happy i am able to be apart of it all. I know you have amazing things in store for you and can’t wait to see all of the exciting things you do in the future. I love you beyond words and am so happy i finally get to experience life living near you finally!!! Love, Hailey

Dear Taryn,

Every stage of your life becomes more exciting and special. Being my first grand baby of course is THE miracle that started it all. Those fluffy cheeks just made me want to squeeze them and give you sugar all over. It broke our hearts when you had to go to the hospital when you were so little. I remember how you were the teachers helper like in first grade watching those little kids at recess and P.E. You have made good choices as you’ve grown up into a fine young woman. I’m excited that you are loving life as you start to experience your college years. You are beautiful but your heart is the most beautiful thing about you. I love you and I’ll always be here if you need anything. Love, Pop Pop

Dear Taryn,

To my “Taryn Nae” I think this is a new place (College Station) for you to be what ever you want to be. I am praying for you to make good decisions, but I know you will. I know if you listen with your heart, the Lord will guide you in the right way. I miss you but know we have to let our little one fly and grow. You and Caley (my cousin) will both be fine because you are both so strong! Y’all are like my second set of twins. I am so glad you have found a church to go to. The Lord will always be there when you need him. Just remember someone may be watching and may need some guidance. I will always be here for you love you very much. Love, Grammy

Dear Taryn,

I am so very proud of everything you have accomplished in your short life!! You have grown leaps and bounds and I know you will have such a beautiful future ahead of you!! Even in your lowest moments, you persevered and grabbed the most important book in the world….The Bible and found who your “true love” is and that He has a better plan for you already written!! You make me smile every day and I’m so proud to be called your aunt!! The love you’ve shown my babies makes my heart smile and I know you will be an incredible teacher and the most amazing, caring, nurturing mother when you have your own babies!! Keep your eyes on things above & there will be no stopping you!! Love you sooooo much!! Love your biggest cheerleader, Aunt Sissy

Dear Taryn,

I don’t even know where to begin. You have grown up into such a beautiful young woman. I have loved being a part of your life for the last 19 years. I have seen you overcome difficulties with grace, and love those around you with all of your heart. I have watched you crush over the wrong boy and grow into a woman that knows what she is worth and won’t accept anything less. You have come a long way since we were the little girls in the Cleveland cheer uniforms. I am so proud of you always! I love that you are letting your faith guide your life. I pray for you often, and I am so glad God allowed me to be sort of a big sister to you. I can’t wait to continue to watch you grow as you chase your dreams. Love you always, Kayla

Dear Taryn,

I have known you since the moment you came into this world. You’re my first kid. You stole my heart and my life has never been the same. I am so proud of the beautiful caring woman you are and even more proud you are in my life. Be you. 5 simple letters that are so powerful. Not everyone is gonna like you and that’s OK. Remember your worth. You are the daughter of the King and He always has your back. I am so proud of you for leaving the nest, your family and friends to make a life for yourself. I’ve done it and it’s not always easy. Remember your roots no matter where you go. You are a Southern woman strong and proud. You will get knocked down and you will ALWAYS & FOREVER get back up. Your love for God is inspiring!!! Don’t let anyone change you and always listen to your heart. Love always & forever, Aunt Marcie 💜 PS I know Granny Mary is watching you from heaven and is so very proud of you!!

Dear Taryn,

So, what do you say for a girl who found her way? I prayed. I cried. I worried. I lost sleep. At the end of everything, God still had her heart and helped her see her worth. All of the prayers for her, her heartache, her future, her future husband, her health, her grades and career, He had it all waiting for her along the broken road. As a mom, it’s so hard to sit back and watch our kids stumble. I’m just so glad that God chose me to be your mom. You were such a blessing and were always my sidekick. You were my first baby, and I don’t pretend to have done anything along the way perfectly. I’m proud of the young woman you are still becoming and glad that I recited Philippians 22:6 as many time as I did.  Just keep letting Jesus take the wheel, stay in prayer for God to direct every step, and NEVER forget where you came from. Stay humble and kind. Know that no one loves you as fiercely as Jesus and your momma, and my door is ALWAYS open. You can call me day or night until my last day on this earth and I will show up. I’ll fight for you and also continue to be your biggest cheerleader. Keep working hard and everything you want will become reality. I am blown away at the confidence and bravery you show in all things you do and am happy to just sit back and watch you keep succeeding these days. Thankful and blessed is quite an understatement. Don’t be a stranger, but spread your wings and enjoy the ride too! Love, Mom

Dear Taryn,

I never thought anything good could come out of a heartbreak until it led me to my college roommate, and now one of my forever besties. With both of us going through tough times together, it only showed how great of a person and friend you are, and how much you seek and love God. Although I’m older than you by only a few months, I do look up to you in many ways. I’ve never met anyone as passionate as you to go and chase their dreams, in your case, being a 2nd grade teacher and I could not be prouder to see you do so and cannot wait to see all your dreams finally come true! Your relationship with God is truly something special and I aspire to get to know him like you do every day, and I see how he works in your life. If it weren’t for him you would not be thriving living your life in college station, working towards your dreams of being a teacher, and now having a blog where you can inspire more people. I hope one day you meet your dream guy, and he’s everything you’ve ever wanted and more and he treats you how you deserve to be treated because we definitely know you want plenty of babies and have super high standards, lol. I’m so stinking proud of you for not caring what anyone thinks and starting this blog where you get to share your story, your cute outfits every day, and love for God and I’m so excited to see where it goes!! You truly are one of a kind and I’m so grateful God led us to be roommates, and I will forever be grateful for the McDonald’s and Taco Bell runs, wine and cookie nights, and all the belly laughs that come along with it. Thank you, for being not only the best roommate, but a good friend and sister and being there when I need you. I will always support you and can’t wait to see where your blog and future goes, and I’m grateful I get to be your roomie through the process ❤ Xoxo, Caly

I truly don’t know how I got blessed with all of these people in my life, but I DO know I wouldn’t be where I am today without each and every single one of them. These notes they have given me mean more than they will ever know and sharing them on this blog will give me a way to treasure them always. I’d be lying if I said some of these didn’t make me shed a tear or two. It’s so good to be reminded how much I am loved and how many people are proud of all that I accomplish. They are always my biggest supporters in everything I do and I’m forever thankful for them. I love y’all

These are MY people

3 thoughts on “Dear Taryn

  1. I am so proud of the woman you have become, & that Christ is the 1st in your life. He is always there for us & he will never fail us. Somewhere out there is the man that God made just for you, & I am so proud that you are so patient & know that when the time is right, you will find each other. You are such an amazing, beautiful, loving woman, and I know that all your dreams will come true. I have never known anyone who knew at such a young age what they wanted to do with their life. You are going to be the best teacher any child could hope to have. I love you with all my heart, & I thank you for sharing your love & guidance to Addilyn last year at Little Wooden Shoes. She still talks about her Taryn Meaux. Let us know when you come in so we can see you. Have fun, & be safe always. Love always, Aunt Janis

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  2. You were the first grandchild in your family and the one all the others look up to and watch. What a great example you are for your siblings and cousins. You are beautiful on the inside and out and have made all of us proud. Enjoy your college years and make friendships that will last a lifetime. I pray you will meet the one God has chosen for you and that you will be best friends first like Uncle Ronald and I are for each other. We love our Taryn Ne and wish you all the best life has to offer!! Aunt Debbie

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