Saturday, May 21, 2011
The other night while celebrating Brandon's birthday at dinner we somehow got on the subject of makeup. My foundation has run out and I really don't want to spend the $20 on another bottle, but Clinique is the best and does well for my skin. Anyways, Brandon looks at me and says (totally genuinely) "do you really need it? I think you are beautiful when you go all natural." Okay, all at once "awwwwwwwww". Honestly, I hate going out without makeup. I know it sounds superficial and self-conscious, but I really feel "unpretty" without it. Not that I wear a lot of makeup, I actually prefer the natural makeup look and didn't start wearing makeup until I was a junior in high school, but something about makeup makes me feel prettier than when I wear my bare face. Isn't it amazing how someone else can look at you and see a completely beautiful person that we can't even see ourselves? I know I have found the right man because he sees and loves the real me. He doesn't need me to be all dolled up or to cover the flaws that I see in the mirror. He loves me just the way I am, even if I don't. He makes me feel pretty when I feel grungy and question my beauty. What a blessing and a great illustration of how Christ views each of us! I know that I will still go out and buy that bottle of foundation for my own sanity and self-esteem, but it is a nice reminder to know that my husband sees me just the way the Lord created me and he loves me all the same.