Category Archives: Marriage

Dear Rachel, On Your Wedding Day

“You are getting married today. I haven’t seen you since I left our homeschool community, but I have thought of you so often, wishing I could set you free. You were a child genius. At five you could play any hymn with harmony. At 11 you could play Chopin ballades and could accompany the orchestra. Then you accompanied the university choir. Your music made me cry. I always thought you would get into Juilliard.”

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Crosspost: Dear Sister, On Your Thirteenth Birthday

“I know what thirteen means. Dad will take you out to dinner and give you a ring. You will put it on your finger and promise him that you will not have sex until the day you marry. I know you will because I did too. And when you say it, you will mean it. I know that. So did I. But I want you to know something, my sweet little sister. You are worth so much more.”

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