I look around and I am saddened by how hard women are on themselves. There isn't just one area that this is evident, but so many: beauty, brains, body, health, talents, etc. It seems like it is a never-ending list.
I would love to see a generation of girls that believes to their core that they are beautifully and wonderfully made.
I believe it starts with the mamas.
When we look at our sweet daughters, how do we see them and what do we want for them? Do we want them to try harder, be skinnier, be smarter, or do we want them to live fully in who God created them to be? Do we hope that they have a better self-image and body image than we had when we were their age, than we have right now? What would happen if we could see ourselves as we see our sweet little ones?
The story we tell our daughters is that they are:
Mama, so are you…
Young lady, so are you…
Because that is who you are.
Let's do the hard work in our lives now so that our daughters and those around us can flourish and believe in the beauty of who they are at a much younger age. What kind of impact will they have when they are grounded in who they are? What battles will they be able to fight because this one has already been fought on their behalf?
I would love if this could be accomplished in a few easy steps, but it can't. The truth lies in all of the little things that are uncovered along the way and this takes time.
The journey is slow, but it is a good one.
Every step of the way is covered in beauty as you uncover the hidden parts of your soul; as you move towards love and grace towards yourself.
If this resonates with you, stay tuned as we dig into this more over the next few weeks. I will share my story and some simple steps you can take to move a bit closer to embracing YOU!
Live your beautiful life,
Hey, I'm Julie. I love books, coffee shops, traveling, and exploring. Homeschooling Mama to 4, wife of 15 years. Enjoying the journey and learning to add a bit more of summer into my everyday life.