i flossed.
i brushed.
i flossed again. {i'm weird like that.}
i bobby-pinned my bangs.
i washed my face in lukewarm tap water.
i exfoliated. {*not that it does a bit of good.}

i took a hard look in the mirror.
at me. [with no makeup.]

i saw a girl who has recently started recognizing herself for the first time.
i saw a girl who is still a little uncomfortable with that vulnerability.
i saw a girl who is desperately trying to remember that what other people think of her is none of her business.
i saw a girl who is learning from her setbacks.
i saw a girl who truly believes in her heart "all things shall work together for {her} good."
i saw a girl who knows both fear & faith, heartache & joy, insecurity & confidence.
i saw a girl who's hopeful.

i saw me.


Amy said...

So brave. Love it!

J*a~{s}n°a said...

and I see a girl who is loving, selfless, creative and beautiful inside and out!

Jenny Johnson said...

You are so good with these little insight building posts. I want to be like you when I grow up someday!! You are a lot further than me on my journey, but you give me hope that I can get there too!! Way to go!

Cheeri said...

This post rocks.

runningfan said...

You are so beautiful!

granny said...

Thanks. Awesome.

Bev said...

You are wise.....way beyond your years...and I have a surprise for you....I'll drop by one of these days!!! Keep on lookin' in that mirror cuz you inspire all of us!!

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