Has Anybody Told You You’re Beautiful?
This afternoon, I had one of my favorite moments as a mother.
It is growing her character and giving us MANY chances to remind her the source of true beauty and what God has to say about her.
My friend Cara from high school told me about Veggie Tales’ Sweetpea Beauty a while ago and we watched it once.
It didn’t blow me away because I hadn’t faced the issue of “beauty” up close with my girls.
Then, she mentioned it again when Ella had this glasses struggle.
I found it today and we watched some on the way to school and after. (YES, we watch too much DVD in the car. Please have it in your hearts to get past this point.)
On the way home, I was so overcome with the lyrics and this song.
PLEASE PLAY at this moment.
HAS ANYBODY TOLD YOU? YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL!
(to my Ella)
HAS ANYBODY TOLD YOU? YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL
(to my Larson)
YOU KNOW… every DAY of your life, I am going to tell you that you are BEAUTIFUL and that I LOVE YOU.
Even on the days you don’t want to hear it or you think it’s old news, I’m going to say it again.
You’re Beautiful Girls! Mommy loves you just how He made you!
They were beaming.
YOU GUYS! This movie and this song.
It does the BEST job of opening their little hearts to the idea that HE created them and how HE sees them just as they are. Put it on your Christmas list stat.
The CREATOR of the universe really, really did create ME.
My my super hairy legs, my sometimes adult acne, my workout ensembles, my little bit crooked teeth, my thick brown hair, my intense personality, my creative brain, my casper legs, my love to encourage and passion for fun/joy – He created me and I’m beautiful. OH if I could see me how He sees me!!!
And, just a reminder for the percent of folks that goes straight to guilty mom – it was only 30 minutes later we were all three losing our minds at Target and headed home for consequences. Remember, real mom. Real kids.