Monday, July 7, 2008

Beautiful People

If I could reach out and hug all of the people who poured out their stories and shared their faith, encouragement, and love with me and Dylan I would do it right now!!!! The response to the devotion (see previous blog post right before this one) was so confirming for me. I am often relunctant to share my flaws and even wonder if anyone really cares, but what I learn is that even though the circumstances are different, many of us, especially women, struggle with similar issues. The response was also used to strengthen Dylan. He felt encouraged, unashamed of his scar, and grateful that God could use his story of pain to help bring healing to others. As a mother, I am so thankful that so many people wrote to tell him that. I can tell him all day long how special he is, but to hear it from people he's never even met, well, that really hit home with him.

Beautiful people are not perfect. They don't have perfectly manicured nails. Their hair is not any one color. Their weight does not matter. Their life circumstances don't even matter. Beautiful people have a beautiful heart. They come in all shapes and sizes. Many have visible scars and many have unseen scars. Beautiful people radiate Light.

Thank you for being beautiful.

Much Love,

Melissa

5 comments:

Diane said...

Welcome back girlfriend,
I pray your time at the beach was refreshing. It just made me smile when I read your response about you and Dylan.
I have missed your blogs and welcome you back.
Hugs,
Diane

quilterpolly said...

Glad you are back from vacation. Glad Dylan has a visual sometimes it is so much easier to see God's work when it is visual vs hearing it from mom.
Polly in Long Beach

Amy L Brooke said...

So glad you are back. I hope your vacation was wonderful!

Joyful said...

Welcome Home!
How'd the "no computer" thing go for you? Did you miss it? I won't lie - I missed mine tons!!! Not the computer, but the friendships it keeps me linked to every day!
So glad you're back - missed you!
Love & prayers,
Joy
PS. Thanks for the reminder today that I'm beautiful!

Marilyn said...

I left a long drawn out 'poor-ugly-me' comment on your earlier post....which I just read today....and then God convicted me of complaining and so I went back and deleted it!

I covet your prayers that I would let God convince me that I am beautiful the way He made me.

Thanks,
Marilyn in Mississippi