When I found out our baby was a little girl, I immediately thought how I want her to feel like she is the prettiest girl in the world..
It got me to thinking about the enormous job of raising a confident, self-assured daughter.
It's no secret that there's an incredible amount of stress and responsibility that comes with raising any child, boy or girl. Teaching them right from wrong, guiding their moral compasses, making them feel loved and wanted, helping mold them into decent human beings and giving them confidence, while also keeping them grounded. It's more than any new parent can wrap her head around.
I knew in order for her to feel beautiful, I need to change the way I feel about myself, each morning when I look in the mirror, I think wow... I am so_________(fat, ugly, bloated, bad skin, etc)
But I know I never want Brooke to experience those feelings, I want her to feel beautiful her whole life.
God made each of us very unique and we are all beautiful, I know we don't always feel it, but we really are, I have gained a lot of weight over the past 2 years, I was a size 3 when I got pregnant, and now its embarrassing to say I am a size 16, I wish i could get rid of the extra weight but because of the medication I have to live with it for now, I used to always be scared that my husband wouldn't want a "fat" girl, I still sometimes still feel that way, he reassures me I am beautiful and he makes me feel like it.
I have always struggled with acne, I still have it badly, it is embarrassing because at 30 years old, i should not have to worry about Acne, it will sometimes break out often, other times not so much, I try to drink 8-10 glasses of water each day because I feel that this helps my skin... I appreciate any tips on how to get rid of this.
This acceptance of self is only something that you can do, our husbands cannot make us feel that way about ourselves, our friends, our family, no one, it is our story and we are the only authors.
Show your babies how to feel beautiful, if you struggle I will pray each day for you <3