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A Wish for My Daughter

The other day my two-year-old daughter had just finished getting dressed when she walked in front of the mirror and said “I’m so beautiful!” There was no hesitation, no studying to make sure her hair looked just right or her clothes matched. She just said it. It made me smile.

My wish for her is that she will always be able to look at herself in the mirror and without questioning it say “I’m so beautiful!”

If her brothers are teasing her like brothers do and telling her she’s ugly, I hope she will still say “I’m so beautiful!”

If the girls in her class make fun of the way she dresses, I hope she will still say “I’m so beautiful!”

If she looks in magazines and notices that the girls in the magazine don’t look like she does, I hope she will still say “I’m so beautiful!”

If the number on the tag of her clothes doesn’t match the number on her friends clothes, I hope she will still say “I’m so beautiful!”

If the boy she likes doesn’t like her back, I hope she will still say “I’m so beautiful!”

If she gets married and has kids and realizes that her body isn’t going back to the way it was when she was 16, I hope she will still say “I’m so beautiful!”

Because she is. And I’ll always know that. Every mother knows that about her daughter. And it’s the saddest thing in the world to see someone so beautiful and know that they think they are ugly.

Comments

Leah Ferguson

I think the same thing about my own daughters. Because when they’re this age, they’re the most confident people in the world…and gosh, I pray that they can hold on to that forever. You’re on to a good start, I’d say!–because she will continue to see herself as you do for a very, very long time. And that is awesome.

dawn montes

Susan,
You are so beautiful! Yes, every parent wants their child to always feel beautiful inside and out. You both are doing a fantastic job with all of your children:) They are all beautiful and such a blessing!

Mahgah

Sniff. Knocked another one out of the park, baby girl. :)

Amanda Williams (@life_edited)

“If the number on tag of her clothes doesn’t match the number on her friends clothes, I hope she will still say ‘I’m so beautiful!’”

Amen to that.

Thanks for the comment and for sharing this with me. Young girls and not so young – we all need to remember.

Craig

Hard area – nice impact…

I came to your blog from Jon Acuff’s site. He has created a tremendous forum for sharing our blogs and impacting more people with them.

I hope my blog can be an encouragement to you also.

I write it for encouragement and motivation daily.

http://i-never-fail.blogspot.com

Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to watching the connections grow!