The latest bloomer —- EVER

I remember being a teenager, and wanting to wake up one day and be beautiful. I soooo wanted to be one of the “pretty people”.

At 38, I’ve finally figured out— it may never happen. Well, not by the standards of our crazy culture, anyways.

My eyes are droopy, my cheeks are poochie….I have a barely there second chin… the top lip is too thin….nose isn’t too bad– but– I did have a nose job when I was a teen- so that doesn’t really count. Short hair is rarely on the top 10 list for best hair. And I just can’t stand growing it out– or spending that much time on it. Although- I have been knownto cheat, and wear “clip on hair” on ocassion. 😉

We won’t even talk about my weight rt now.

Let’s just say- in me, the american standard of beauty has not been attained. I’m just your average mom.

But- I didn’t feel average this morning. This morning, Noah said “Mommy, you’re so beautiful, I can’t take my eyes off you” He said this BEFORE my shower, even.

Then, later, this afternoon, Noah said, “Mommy, when are you gonna go to ballet class? You would be a beautiful ballerina”

Yeah- it’s true, I’ll never meet certain cultural standards of beauty… well not without an “Extreme Makeover”…. but, somehow, in the eyes of my husband (who teaches this boy these silly love things to say.. ) and my guys, I have finally made it to beautiful.

One of the amazing things about God, is that he see me before my shower- and at my very worst, and still loves me and thinks I’m beautiful. Poochie cheeks, fat butt bad attitude, bad temper, and all!!!

S0 beautiful, in fact, that they can’t take their eyes off me, actually.

So there. I finally bloomed.

Phillipians 1:6 ” being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Psalm 139
17 How precious to [b] me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.

Dear Lord- help me to prioritize your standards– and help me to rest in who and how and what you have created me to be, in your time. I love you Lord- and am so glad that you are still working to change and grow me- please help me to bloom in YOU, amen.

3 thoughts on “The latest bloomer —- EVER

  1. I have a guilty admission. Almost every passage of scripture reminds me of a Steven Curtis Chapman song. This is horrible because Steven Curtis Chapman songs should remind me of scripture. This reflects how I spend my time, I’m sure. I’m lame, I realize. Anway, being the understudied but music loving christian that I am, I have this to offer reguarding this post: The Treasure Of You. I debated posting the lyrics because I want everyone to LISTEN to it, not just read it (preferably the acustic UK mix). However, I have decided to put them up. But you have to promise to listen to it. LOUDLY. Every so often I have one of thos magazine girl hatred days and I put it on, turn it up, forget what my Baptist Grandma told me and DANCE my butt off.
    Excuse me, I couldn’t help but notice
    That heartsick look in your eyes
    You hide it very well, but I’ve got the same disguise
    I know from all you see around you
    You feel worth a very small price
    So plain and ordinary, but there’s a pearl inside

    And if you look in the mirror in the light of the truth
    You’ll see there’s really nothing you could say or do
    To make you worth more to the One who made you

    Your are a treasure
    Worth more than anything under the sun or the moon
    God’s greatest treasure
    Is the treasure of you

    The rich man treasures gold and silver
    The wise man, his knowledge of truth
    Some will hold to memories and some will cling to youth
    But the one who carved out the oceans
    And painted the stars in the sky
    You are His prized creation, the apple of His eye
    There’s no one else in the world who could take your place
    Just the thought of you brings a smile to His face
    God loves you with amazing grace

    So take a look in the mirror in the light of the truth
    Oh, yes it’s true
    See there’s nothing more you can say or do
    God loves the way He created you

    From the T to the R to the E to the A to the S to the U to the R to the E
    God made everything and everything He made
    More than anything He treasures you and me
    Check in in the mirror in the light of the truth
    There is nothing you will ever say and nothing you will do
    The will ever make God care more than He does for the treasure
    God’s treasure is you

  2. Hey– God uses songs to speak to you— and messes and my kids to speak to me– (well and lots of other things) it’s about LISTENING….. 😉 Which you do.;)

    Glad you put up the lyrics—

    They are great…. honestly– it just makes me so happy you read my blog— I think you are awesome! I love it when you comment-

    I love to write- but it’s a relational thing for me—- I like feedback;) thnx

  3. I love this post – my boys say things like that to me too, on occasion, and it never fails to melt my heart. I have a blogging question, if you don’t mind. I have a blogspot blog too, and I can’t figure out how to put a hotlink in a post, or on the sidebar. Would you mind helping me? Please? My email is on my blog at blossomparkknits.blogspot.com.

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