for the Lord seeth not as man seeth;
for man looketh on the outward appearance,
but the Lord looketh on the heart.
1 Samuel 16:7
Seeing myself as beautiful.
This is a struggle, because I am comparing my former mommy-frame with my new and improved(?) mommy-body. I also can't stand the famous women in the media who look better now that they are a post-pregger. And it all happened within two months after they gave birth. Can you say unfair? (Although I know they spend all their quality time at the gym while I spend un-charted hours singing to, snuggling, and loving on my baby girl.)
It encourages me to know that I am beautiful in God's eyes. That He sees my heart. And that is what is most important to Him. I need to hear those words and feed on them everyday.
My heart needs to be in line with Him. And I need to put those things I learn into the heart of my daughter.
My confidence in myself (not the prideful, self-focused kind of confidence) needs to be rooted in the eyes of my God, not in the eyes of the world and it's vision of beauty.
I am blessed to be a beautiful child of God!
May He continue to remind me of this truth daily!