I stare at my reflection in the mirror and ask myself who is this woman looking back at me? I ask this on a daily. So different from who I was 9 months ago. She looks like me, but so very different, About 120 lbs different.
All my life, I've always heard "you have such a pretty face for a fat girl". What the hell does that mean anyway?! How about I'm just a beautiful woman, period! But sometimes all it takes is one bad day, one heart break, or one loss to make that not so bad reflection of yourself the ugliest you've ever felt.
Some women learn to love themselves as they are. Round, slim, tall, short, you name it, she loves the skin she's in. But some of us, myself in particular, beat ourselves up daily. Never quiet satisfied, not good enough, not special enough, not bold enough. We try to measure our own worth against the images we see on tv and in magazines. We try to be more by adding more to our appearance but really all we do is take away from our self worth.
Women, you are each made unique, individual, & priceless. No one like the other. Our dips and curves, our highs and lows and all our imperfections make us special in His light. We're made to stand out as a reflection of the beauty God put into this world.
It's taken me this journey to acknowledge the strong woman I've always been but it's taken a lifetime to love myself more. I guess my message to you is love the woman you are always, regardless of the reflection you might see.