What my husband and I want to tell our child (our children: Deo volente)
Child, if you pursue what you like, in college and in future, WE will be happy for you.
But remember, never ever forget you have a God and an eternity to work hard for. Don't be fooled by the snares of the world, the vain riches and earthly pleasure alone. For they will not give you eternal salvation.
It is necessary to believe in God, but NEVER ENOUGH to just believe in the existence of God alone. For even the devils themselves believe in God, but because of their refusal to submit to God, their lack good actions they are punished in Hell eternally.
Imagine the millions on this world who live their lives with absolutely NO THOUGHT of the life (or eternal damnation) to come?
I'd rather you be an ordinary girl and be God-fearing than to be a godless genius. You are here on this earth to work for your eternity. It's either Heaven or Hell and where you eventually would go depends on YOU.
Do not, give in to peer pressure, and deny your God even indirectly.
Dress like a Catholic girl should dress, dress to conceal and not to reveal. Look at the Blessed Virgin Mary, for She is the Model for all women. How can we claim to love God if we are impure and lustful?
Always, even in the midst of your most distracting occupations, in your studies, in your life, turn to look at Him who Hangs on the Cross, and His Holy Mother Mary. In joys and in sorrows, they will never fail you.
Pray the Holy Rosary everyday, offer it for the love of Jesus and to make amends for those who do not love and serve Him.
Pray the Holy Mass, the Unbloody Sacrifice of the Cross, devoutly.
Go to confession when you have sins, because the priest, who is the representative of Jesus Himself, has the power given to him by the Holy Ghost and the authority of the Church to forgive.
Do your penance to atone for your sins and those of others , to reduce your time spent in Purgatory.
Receive Holy Communion worthily, because that white wafer is TRULY the BODY, BLOOD, SOUL and DIVINITY of our God Jesus Christ.
Exterior acts of worship are necessary, but the interior life, a life of perfect friendship with God and with no mortal sin on your soul, is also important.
Being a true Catholic in this world is never easy. After all, it was our God Jesus who told us, "If anyone wants to follow Me, let him (or her) take up his cross (yes a cross with suffering and trials) and follow Me."
Always work for your heavenly reward, and whatever that comes on earth, the recognition we may get from others, is secondary.
In short, live your life by imitating Jesus, His Holy Mother Mary, and St Joseph '