Friday, March 4, 2011

When I look in the mirror I See...

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.

Happy Friday!

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  1. Erin,

    This is a great idea. It is wonderful that you are able to wake each morning to a perfect day. It helps to leave your worries from the previous days away. I am in need of giving this a try. Thanks for sharing today!

  2. "I try to see me as God sees me." ~ This part of your post hit home for me. I liked it because it is something I should try to do more of myself; and I don't. Thank you for sharing.

  3. This is a beautiful post!!! Thank you for this! I tend to pick myself apart in the mirror with everything I 'hate', and I am SO encouraged by your post. As I read it, I was thinking "Yeah, she's right. I can say that about myself too." :) All by God's grace...

    I think I need to print this out and hang it on my mirror as a reminder...




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