What makes you lovely?

"What makes me lovely? Since the start of this initiative, I've pondered that question. The whole point is to challenge yourself to think beyond any faults you have and truly think about what makes you lovely...not an easy task for me. 5 months ago I was blessed with a tiny miracle that has completely rocked my world. She has made me look at life so differently and has opened my eyes to a whole new outlook of what being lovely really means. My daughter looks at me with the same smile and love when I've just woken up with my hair a mess and no makeup as she does when I'm all dressed up, makeup on and hair done (which doesn't happen very often these days). She looks through me...she sees my heart. And almost on a daily basis, I look at her and get teary-eyed because God has blessed me with such a wonderful gift that I sometimes feel I don't deserve. And because of His Grace (which happens to be my daughter's name) He has given me the privilege to be her mother. When I look at her I'm reminded of God's love for us. An agape kind of love. No matter the scars, no matter the wounds, no matter the past, He still thinks we're lovely. He sees my heart. So what makes me lovely? My heart. I have a heart of gold and genuinely ache for those in need. I may have a thick outer shell and seem a little closed off, but I truly wish I could take all the pain and suffering away from others. I fall short every day, but I continually strive to be a better person and show love to those in need. At the end of the day, all I really want is for others to feel lovely."

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