Friday, March 04, 2011

When I look in the mirror ...

...I see a woman with bed head and spit up stained sweats. I see the little girl my heart longed for, nestled in the crook of my arm. I see hips widened by the miracle of childbirth and thighs quite a bit bigger than any magazine cover model would be sporting. I see a weary smile as I weather through this harder than I imagined season of newborn neediness and two year old troubles. I see the woman I never thought I would be. A woman who even though she bares obvious scars (stretch marks) and not so obvious scars (heartache) - she is whole. Whole in the love of a God who redeems and sustains. Whole in the love of a man whose dirty work clothes are piled behind her mirrored reflection. Whole in the fullness of being a mom. Whole because nothing can take away the deep joy of knowing that above all things this life I have been given is pretty amazing!

This 5 minute post, with no editing, was written to participate in Gypsy Mama's 5 minute Friday. Link up and see what other ladies had to see when they looked in the mirror!

5 comments:

  1. This is well said. You are a blessed and beautiful woman.
    Thanks for sharing your mirror moment. :)

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  2. Yes, this is quite a beautiful five minutes! I love the honesty and the conclusion.

    This sentence holds needed truth: "Whole in the love of a God who redeems and sustains."

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  3. So well written with such beautiful images. Lovely.

    Also, I remember how hard that newborn with a two-year-old little one season is. It does get easier. Really. :)

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  4. What a great idea--this five minute friday thing. I will have to check it out!

    Lovely post! I'm so glad to hear how blessed you've been!

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  5. Beautifully said. :-)

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