23 Feb Perfect Imperfections
Less than a year ago I was extremely insecure about the brown speck in my eye, the burn scar left of my waistline, I’d squirm at every blemish and hide my face with my fro. I’d fuss at our previous photographer to Photoshop my imperfections away as if that would help me accept the woman I saw in the mirror. I wasn’t just needled by the physical but for some reason I thought if I could change the things I saw on the outside, I’d be happier inside. I wish I knew then what I know now and I could tell myself “Au contraire, my dear”.
Now? It’s simple. I workout, eat well and challenge my mind because of love, not hate which made my confidence skyrocket. Ned does whatever he wants with our pictures and we love it because we always look real. I know I am beautiful and no one can tell me different because I am the child of a King! Perhaps, everything was out of order and my low self esteem came from not knowing who my Father is. Not my earthly father (absolutely AMAZING man) but my heavenly Father. I’ve grown up in the church, read the bible, family worship every Friday night but I don’t think my heart was ever sure of who He is and therefore as his daughter, I wasn’t sure of who I was. I pray that I will never again forget it.
1 John 3:2-3 But friends, that’s exactly who we are: children of God. And that’s only the beginning. Who knows how we’ll end up! What we know is that when Christ is openly revealed, we’ll see him- and in seeing him, become like him. All of us who look forward to his coming stay ready, with the glistening purity of Jesus’ life as a model for our own (MSG)
All photos by Ned
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