Learning to feel beautiful has taken me many years. I am beautiful, and I am 31. As a little girl, I had chubby round cheeks and got teased for them often. I didn’t like my cheeks then. I dreamed of being pretty someday.
As a teen I had a round face, pimples, braces and glasses…oh, boy! I didn’t like my “look” much then either. I always wanted to look like someone else.
As a young woman, I gained some confidence and felt good to be me, once I learned that God loves me for who I am and not what I looked like. I also met the man of my dreams, and he encouraged me every day of my inner beauty and my outer beauty. I began to like the person I am ~ heart shaped face and all.
At age 23 I began to feel very lovely. I was becoming a mother, the most important job I would ever have. My whole existence began to become more wonderful, and I felt beautiful. I became so confident in myself at age 24 when my first child was born, beauty surrounded me in his smile, his laugh and his life. He made me feel wonderful inside and it showed through to the outside.
My sweet daughter was born in 2007, and she looks just like me. She is beautiful and wonderful.
Life is so full of ups and downs. Sometimes we are happy and sometimes sad. What I know is constant is the beauty of a persons’ soul. When your soul is alive with LOVE and JOY beauty shines through. I still have round cheeks and a heart shaped face, and I love it!