The Girls' Growing Up in the Lord

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Question

I'm 13 and 5' 0" in height. I started my period when I was 10. My parents are both 5' 2" in height. Do you think I will continue to grow and reach my dream height of 5' 4"?

Isabella


Answer

The chances are "no." Generally a girl goes through her growth spurt six months before her first period. Afterwards, the average girl only gains about two inches. Since you are already well past your first period, you are probably within a inch of your final height. However, some girls have their period before their growth spurt, so there is a chance that you are in the middle of your growth spurt. Checking your stage of development would answer that question.

"Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?" (Matthew 6:25-30).