But I knew. She felt small. She felt unwanted. She felt ugly.
The annual Victoria’s Secret show is the worst – tons of gorgeous models with waistlines, long legs, flat stomachs, perfect hair, seductive eyes…and with every wishful look and coveted glance at them, my self esteem takes another hit.
Jennifer is a firm believer in ice cream, koala bears, dancing in the rain, gummy bears, and chocolate. She believes that life is too short to eat bad food and didn’t learn how to ride a bicycle until she was 21. She is recent college graduate who grew up in California, moved to Alabama, attended college in Tennessee, and now lives in Shanghai, China working in education consulting. Her favorite Bible verse is Esther 4:14: “For who knows whether you have come into the kingdom for such a time as this?” because she believes that every day is a new opportunity to live in God’s purpose, even when the future is uncertain. She blogs at When in Doubt, Sparkle.
Lauren's thoughts says
” I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God’s thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing in all thinking!” ~ C.S. Lewis
Uje Alfred says
Couldn’t be said better..inspiring!
Katie Browning says
Great blog, beautifully written. Would love for yall to check out my blog at Annakatherinebrowning.blogspot.com
Tami Lundgren says
So well said! I have never know any woman who felt beautiful ALL the time! It is something, unfortunately, too many of us struggle with. Yet we are all told that we were wonderfully made, in his image, that true beauty comes from with in. Yes we know these things, but some days looking in the mirror just hurts. Thank you for your message. I will have my 11 year old daughter read it too (in just a year or two), but it is a conversation we have been having since she was 5!
Neisha Bella says
Thank you for the reminder! I too know the feeling all too well 🙂