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Thursday, July 23, 2009

labeled

Sometimes I feel labeled. Claire and Luke's mom. The short girl. I label myself sometimes... I tell myself I'm "THAT mom" you know the one, the one with too many rules for her kids. I used to tell myself I was "chubby". Well, you get the idea.
This old Lane Bryant add really made me sad. I think it set a president for our Grandmothers and Mothers that if they needed a bigger size they where not "regular". SO WHAT if you need a bigger size. Yeah, you might need to improve your health. Yeah, you might be better off in the long run if you lost a few pounds. However, how much you weigh and the number in the back of your jeans is irrelevant. 1 Samuel 16:7 says:
7 The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
This is one of my favorite scriptures. I think about it often, actually I think of it daily. I hope you are not discouraged by the way our Master has created you. He is a wonderful artist and we are all beautiful in His sight.

4 comments:

Sarah Lou said...

Here are just a few of my labels for you: FANTASTIC Mom, CARING friend, STYLE fashonista, DESIGN Queen, CREATIVE genius, SUPPORTIVE wife. Beautiful in side and out. Hope you don't mind those labels :) Love you.

Jennie said...

Ditto, couldn't have said it better than Sarah

Laura Beth said...

I needed to hear that, Emily! Luke and Claire are so lucky to have you as their mom! :)

Sarah said...

I am shocked to hear that you have ever thought of yourself as "chubby." I have always thought that you had the cutest little figure. :)

I know that we all struggle with our appearance at times, though. You are going to be such a great role model for Claire. What a lucky little girl she is to have a Mama with a heavenly perspective!


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