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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Mirror, Mirror....

There are times when I stare at my reflection, and I’m proud of what I see,
And then moments when I close my eyes, avoiding the face looking back at me.
I may wake up, embrace myself and decide I love the curves,
Then later on, I change my mind, this body gets on my nerves.
One minute I love who I am, I feel confident and strong,
Then I walk in a room full of ‘betters’ and realize I don’t belong.

On one side there’s a girl who’s fluffier than me,
So I suck it in a little more and somehow feel more pretty.
Then I look to my right and there she is, the one who seems to glow,
Suddenly my air deflates and my shoulders hang down low.

As I walk away feeling sorrow and a little self-defeat,
I hear that voice for deep within, the comfort of my retreat.
‘Oh pretty girl why can’t you see that yours is a perfect design,
I created you for a purpose; I have a plan for you in mind.
Sometimes you may feel down and blue, about your looks or capabilities,
Remember that you were made for me and the things that last an eternity.’

With this in mind, I hold my head up high and every chance I get,
I look at my reflection and remember God’s direction, I have not one regret.
I am beautiful and capable, I am valued, I belong.
I’m empowered by the grace of God, in my weakness, He’s made strong.

There are times when I stare at my reflection, and I’m proud of what I see!

7 Comments:

Blogger sheela said...

this is fantastic!

6:28 AM  
Blogger Joleen's Mom said...

Aimee, you speak for so many of us. Thank you for helping us to remember the direction to look for. When I was a kid, there was a popular bumper stick that said "I am perfect 'cause God don't make no junk!" You spoke it much more eloquently. what a writer....How lucky (and proud) I am to have such talented daughters! I am proud of your reflection always.....I love you

8:32 AM  
Blogger aunt kim said...

Thank you for making me look in the mirror twice today. Your words are awe-inspiring :)

9:06 AM  
Blogger ♥ joleen ♥ said...

This is every woman's story. Beautiful and touching. Thank you!

11:21 AM  
Blogger liz elayne said...

Thank you for this inspiration to love who I am today.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Aimee, I am a friend of Joleen's.. such a lovely poem. I great sentiment for every person to remember!! Thank You!

11:04 AM  
Blogger Frankie said...

This is so beautiful and inspirational! Thanks so much for sharing it!

5:25 PM  

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