Sunday, June 17, 2007

Pretty as a Princess

What color is your hair? Mine is dark brown. Recently, I've been finding stray white hairs here and there. Once found, those hairs have about 10 seconds before they're yanked out! Did you know that brunettes can use vinegar to enhance the brown luster of their hair? Yeah, and smell like a pickle for the rest of the day! My hair is also naturally wavy (frizzy). I used to wish it was straight - you know, like the expensive shampoo commercials. Then, after the birth of one of my children, my hormones changed and I got straight hair. Funny thing, I wished I had my waves back. Happily, I had another baby, hormones went crazy, and now I have my waves again. And I'm back to using Frizz Control! Why is it that no matter which way God made us we wish He had made us like someone else? And you know what? That someone else wishes the same thing! Instead of looking in the mirror and seeing the creation of God, we see "imperfections", wishing we could change our hair, eyes, nose, lips, height, moles, weight, talents. Grandma Reta just bought my children T-shirts that say "I know I'm special 'cause God don't make no junk!" That is true! The Bible says, "O Lord,...You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous - and how well I know it! (Psalm 139:13-14)" Revel in the particular beauty and uniqueness that God gave to YOU!


Courtney said...

I know exactly what you mean!! I've got some of those stray gray hairs coming out too. And of course, I yank them as soon as I see them. It's so weird getting older. I honestly don't feel older, but looking around me you can't miss how the years have passed. It's definitely a one of a kind journey!! :) And, it's awesome to look back and see how constant and present our God has always been!

Drea said...

Hey Elisabeth, im so glad your blogging teehee!
Let me know if you want any help ok? I can customize your template some and add the kiddos photos up top if you want. let me know.
Dreawd [at] gmail [dot] com

I'll add you to my blog roll and read your post later 2nite when I have no kiddos around :-)