This morning, as we were getting ready to tackle several errands in a very short window of time, Lindy and I had the following conversation:
Mommy: Eye liner. Please don't touch.
Lindy: Oh. It looks like a pencil.
Mommy: Yes, it does.
Lindy: What's it for?
Mommy: To help me make me pretty.
Lindy: But why? You're already beautiful.
On a day where I look very plain and frumpy, this was music to my ears and made me smile. Yes, I know she's three. Yes, I know she could've told me I'm not pretty in her next breath (she didn't); however, for a moment it made me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world.
I have selfishly feared that Lindy and my next daughter won't see me as beautiful because I'm an older mom and they'll never have seen me young. I know it is silly but it is the truth and that's what you get here...So, for today, I am on cloud nine knowing that for at least one moment in time my daughter thought her mommy is beautiful.
Oh, and yes, I KNOW that outward beauty is not really what it is all about and there will be MANY of those conversations through the years!
"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment..Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. 1 Peter 3:3-4