Friday, May 1, 2009
Pretty in Pink
This is an older picture, but I love the memory it captures for me! It was the day after Christmas, and I picked out some pretty new Christmas clothes for Emilee to wear. The outfit was from Grandma Bernier and the new coat was from Grandma Iverson.
After she was properly dressed, I lifted her up so she could see herself in the mirror. Her little face beamed with a deep satisfaction! Delicately, she rubbed her tiny hands over the soft material. She could hardly contain herself. It was so sweet and very touching to see her feel so beautiful!
I realized that there have been very few times I have been so pleased with what I saw in the mirror. Did I ever look at myself with that same admiration? It made wonder why that has always been so hard for me! The truth is that we come into this world completely beautiful and that it is Heavenly Father's desire for us to hold on to that beauty and self respect by honoring our bodies with our thoughts and actions! I unfortunately haven't always thought very highly of the body I have been given, constantly comparing it to others and telling myself that I'm not good enough. Luckily I am finally seeing the truth.
There is no doubt, that for me, my daughter is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. It just makes me happy to know that she can see that in herself too!