Since I enjoyed participating in Five Minute Friday at The Gypsy Mama so much last week, I thought I'd give it another go this week. The prompt for today is "When I look in the Mirror I See...". Hmmm, this one should be interesting. Feel free to join in the fun!
Ok, here goes...
When I look in the mirror I see a wife, a mother, a child of God, a unique person with talents and treasure--the only one in the world just like me. And with each passing day I see a clearer vision of myself. I try to see me as God sees me. As the signs of aging increase, so also does my wisdom, my experience, my insight. I've earned each line and grey hair. I see a body that has swollen and shrunken--bringing life times three into the world. I see a body marked with the evidence of that miracle. I've paid the price of self-knowledge with laughter and tears, with moments of joy and with seasons of sorrow. I look in the mirror and see strength despite insecurities. I see a survivor. Someone who's walked through a tunnel of pain and come out on the other side whole and complete...better, kinder. More compassionate. I see someone who wakes each morning to a perfect day, new and full of possibility. Someone who looks at each rising of the sun as an opportunity to grow closer to God, eager to learn the life lessons that come my way.
Wow, 5 minutes go by awfully fast. I feel like I definitely could've kept going! That was really fun.