And the beauty I see in myself is one that goes deeper than the make up and updos I attempt to decorate myself with every day. The beauty I believe in lies within my heart. My imperfections are real and my mistakes are messy, but Thank Jesus (because I do) that I have the cleansing of Forgiveness.
Beauty isn't just in the eye of the beholder, beauty is in the one HELD! And we can't forget that. Because not all of my beholder's think I'm beautiful. But I do, and I can't ever let go of that. Because how I learn to view myself will radiate onto the beauty of my daughter. And I want her to see beauty through Love colored glasses.
As her mother I embrace the job to imitate beauty and teach her beauty, and to forever tell her she's beautiful. Because I believe it. And sadly, I think this world fails at saying that enough. Deep in my heart I believe that you can never tell someone too much that they are beautiful.
With her eye lashes gently resting on her cheeks and her chest slowly rises with each breath, I whisper truth into her ears and proclaim her beauty into her heart!
And as I celebrate a new birthday, 25 never looked so good or smelled so sweet. And the plans I had made and the list of to dos were never accomplished, but my life is beyond what I could expect. And the beauty of the Forgiveness within me, the Grace shown through me, and the Love extended to me has my heart beaming with rays of joy!
I love to Inspire to be inspired! Isn't that beautiful. And so I got the lovely email from Mandy at She Breathes Deeply, that she created a project that was partially inspired by me, but I believe most of the credit goes to Proverbs 31 *wink*.
So I join her, along with many other beautiful bloggy women, as we Celebrate our Beauty! And you should too, because you know what? I think you're pretty darn gorgeous!