What is beauty?

We all know by now that I am that idealistic person. I see beauty in everything in life. Everybody has something so beautiful about themselves, whether we chose to see it or not. Whether we want to believe it or not. When I was sixteen and pregnant with Brodie, back then beauty to me was such a fallacy. It was the outside perception. I thought that to be beautiful I had to be skinny, perfect skin, perfect hair and the right outfit. Then of course came three more children. I learned to embrace my extra weight, the stretch marks on my ass and my expanding neck line. I had three beautiful children and my body was the temporary home of those three beautiful children. I had no reason to hide it.

But Brent was the person who showed me what true beauty was. He showed me how beautiful trees, grass, the dew on the green trees in the morning, the humidity looming with the gray, rain awaiting sky was. All of a sudden everything around me was much brighter. The blue in each of my kids’ eyes.

025The gray in Brent’s eyes.

DaddyBut he taught me to love myself. To find beauty within myself. To not just love what is around me, what I have going for me, what this life is. No. He taught me to love myself, live for myself and remember just how beautiful I am.

Wedding 187 - CopyBeauty to me is not something about looks. It’s not something about the very materialistic things. Or any of that other mess.

Beauty is a perception. A notion. A way of life. A personality trait. More than a smile, a hug or magnificently painted picture. It’s everything all wrapped into one big package. A feeling. It may fall short of love, but it runs hand in hand with it. Beauty to me is everything I am, I want, I want to be, how I live, what I don’t have, what I am not and more.

There is nothing more beautiful than my life.

The ability to see beauty is the beginning of our moral sensibility. What we believe is beautiful we will not wantonly destroy.
Reverend Sean Parker Dennison, Ministrare, 2-10-05


  1. Beautifully written!
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  2. What a great post! I love that you have such a beautiful life and lovely children! They sure make life more colorful and full of meaning!

  3. Gorgeous post…and you’re beautiful in any sense of the word!
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  4. Just wanted to tell you that YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!! Inside and out!
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