Saturday, July 19, 2014
When beauty enhances beauty!
Yesterday I took our twins in for the yearly wellness check up and to get their spots physicals done for the school year. I can honestly say it was probably the first time I had spent any time doing my makeup and hair in a good month. I really enjoyed walking away from that mirror seeing that I spent a bit of time to look presentable. Most days I pull my hair up in clip and maybe throw on lip gloss and call it a day. I don't leave the house but if I do it is to the grocery store or to the wave pool. I gave my hair a trim before I fixed it and was amazed at how good it felt, and how much better it looked. I was taken back when I realized I had become that "frumpy housewife". When I say frumpy ~ I honestly mean one who does not take care in their appearance. Now before I go further I want to explain something. My husband has said many times he could care less if I fixed my hair or makeup. Even one of my boys who is 12 asked me "Mom why do you have to do that? Your pretty without it!" I am a blessed one I know. But I love wearing makeup. I feel pretty. I feel like it enhances the beauty that is on the inside.
I found some encouraging scriptures this morning!
It is always my hearts desire to be a good wife. I long to be a precious sight in God's eyes. Those will not ever change. I wear makeup because I feel more confident in front of people. Is there anything wrong with that? No. Do you know why? Because when I am talking with someone or spending time with them I am not focused on what I "haven't " done. Kind of like when I have guests over. If my house is always "company" ready I am not standing around fretting that they will think my house is a pigsty! Instead I can enjoy the company and they can too because I am not making them uncomfortable with my awkwardness. Yesterday, I was out of my "self" because I wasn't feeling like I "should have" and instead I did so I could remain in the moment. Big lesson there, even if it is just a lesson for me.