Saturday, April 2, 2011

Blogging from A to Z: Beautiful




Today I wanted to talk about beauty. I know that it is so cliche to say that "beauty is only skin deep" but, seriously, I truly believe this. I think I may finally even be coming to a point in my life where I am at peace with my own beauty. I may certainly not have a Barbie body but I do love my green eyes, and my hair? I love my long red hair! My husband does too. He thinks I am beautiful. My girls tell me I am beautiful.... why then can I not seem to believe them?

Maybe because I have forced upon myself someone else's ideas of beautiful. Perhaps because I listened to all of the horrible things that my verbally abusive mother said to me as I was growing up. Who cares why... isn't it time for me to move on? Don't I deserve to be a whole, happy, content, self assured woman? I think I do. I think it's time I was able to sit in front of the camera and smile and not feel guilty that my kids will never be left with pictures of me!

While talking about beautiful, I just want to share a link with you for a really great little project I discovered last week as well.The I am Beautiful Project at Jill Samter Photography.  Take a minute or two to read the post and consider taking part in the project. I love the idea behind this. None of us are perfect, but there is so much beauty to behold. No matter what size we are, what we look like, we all possess beauty...and that is a beautiful thing.

I am going to work on being in the pictures more, for my kids sake. That is the whole reason I scrapbook... to preserve memories for them to hold on to and cherish and pass on. How can they ever do that about me if there are no pictures because I am too self conscious.  I should know better, they do not see a weight number when they look at me, they see the mother that they love and cherish. I would be robbing them of something very important if I did not start to change this!

Ok, well that is day 2 of me and my soap box... do you think you can make it all the way to z? If you are playing along, when you comment leave me your link, I would love to read your blog as we go through this challenge together!

5 comments:

  1. You made me teary. I feel the same way. I am finally starting to like being in my own skin but I am already uncomfortable with the published author requests for photo's. Great post. Thank you for you comment:)

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  2. Great post. I recently had all of my hair chopped off. I went from shoulder length to pixie length. I used to wear it this way years and years ago. My two boys (12 and 10) have never seen it this short. Both of them had wide eyes when they saw me. I asked, "Does it look ok?" They both smiled and told me it looked great. We don't use the word beautiful in our house ~ I'm the only girl! But when they looked at me with those smiles, I thought they would call me that. Thanks for reminding us that we are all beautiful in our own right - I think we tend to forget.

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  3. Ah yes, yet another thing we have in common sis. Live, laugh, love and smile for the camera for you are beautiful :)

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  4. Hello, I just wanted to let you know that I have given you the Stylish Blogger Award on my blog. Go ahead and check it out. Thanks Amber
    http://dragonflysweetnest.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-new-award-oh-how-i-love-awards.html

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  5. i wondered about that--why you weren't in more of your LO's. glad to hear that you plan to be for your girls' sake. :) hmm....don't know if i'll make it to z! already having trouble coming up with something for d! ;)

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