Chapter 4 – What’s Happening to Me? – page 20

I don’t know too many girls who don’t love butterflies…


What is it about butterflies that attracts us to them so much? Is it their beauty? Is it the way they dance around, flapping their delicate little wings? Is it because we don’t see them often so it’s really special when we spot one? Or is it because we appreciate how much they struggle to turn from a creepy, crawly caterpillar into a wonderfully free butterfly?

You are just like a butterfly! Tween and teen girls can go through a lot of difficult and confusing days. You may worry about your height, your weight, your hair, or your skin. You may compare yourself to other girls and think you’re not developing fast enough… or you’re developing too fast! Maybe you’re confused about what you’re good at, how to make friends, what to be when you grow up, who to trust… aaaaaargh! 

Does it every go away?

Yup! 😀

One day you’ll look back and think, “Hey! That wasn’t so bad!” Sure, you’re going to have some yucky days, but don’t ever forget that there’s a God-designed butterfly inside you developing that’s going to emerge at just the right time. In the meantime, be patient with yourself… and remember that even caterpillars are cute and fun and special!


This week’s chapter in Designer Genes gets into some of the issues that make girls uncomfortable… things you may feel embarrassed talking about. I want you to know that if you want to send me a question… or even just to tell me what bugs you… you can do that! No one else will see your note. If I can, I’ll answer your question. If not, I’ll try to give you an idea where you might find help. But for sure I will pray for you! You can write to:

Have a great day!