{ You're beautiful.  You are made for so much more than all of this.

You're beautiful.  You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His. }

you are beautiful

Isn't it wonderful when you hear a song that you feel must be meant just for your heart?  I love when that happens.

I heard this song by MercyMe in the car yesterday.  I'd heard it before, but never really listened to it.  This time, it reminded me of the toughest months of my life, and then it made me smile at the thought of my bright future ahead (I'm claiming it now).  I thought of my girls.  Oh the drama that they will face at some point in their lives.  I want to sing it to my girls day and night, so that they know how loved and BEAUTIFUL they are, no matter what they are going through at school, which friends like or dislike them in a given week, or the mistakes they have made.  I want to hold Parker's face in my hands and tell him that he is sacred and treasured, no matter what grade he made in science class, and even when he misbehaves.  He is beautiful.

And of course, being the reader that I am, I went home and looked up this song.  I discovered that the songwriter had his own daughters in mind when he wrote it, even though its message applies to anyone of any age.

So maybe it's what you need to read today too.  You're welcome to print the image above if you need the reminder.  Just double-click above and save it to your desktop.  I hope you print it and hang it at eye level, say it out loud to yourself, and your children, every single day.

Because you ARE beautiful.