Friday, July 09, 2010

Self-Portrait Friday

Smack in the middle of a 95 degree day, maybe 2 hours of sleep the night before,
just got woken up from a drive down a very windey, steep, skinny road...and here I am, sitting next to a rushing creek...looking fresh as a daisy.
Amazing.
Can I just write a letter to this woman? I think I shall:

Hey pretty lady, I know you don't often think of yourself as looking like much. I know you often think, "I'm pretty average, if you ask me." And I just want to say back, "I'm not asking you."
You are a beautiful woman. You have thick, full hair that looks gorgeous when you curl it. Your eyes are mostly green, instead of the deep brown they were when you were younger. Your lips are full, your nose is that just-right size that most people envy, and to top it off, your cheeks DO blush naturally. A lot to envy, my dear.
I wish you would look at yourself in the mirror every single day and say, "hey, I look pretty cute." You know it all has to do with your attitude. As soon as you feel better about everything else, you instantly start feeling better about the little things, like weight. Now, don't get down about it since I brought it up. Yes, weight is a problem for you, but listen, you always know what to do about it. You know how to fix it, and most people don't have that determination, know-how or will-power to do it. I know you are saying to yourself right now, "What will-power?" Did you not just choose an Izze instead of a coke when you sat down to write this? Those little choices are will-power. You can do it. You of all people can do it.
And about your teaching dreams: it is going to happen. Do you know why? Because you have the determination to see your dreams out to the end. You have the KNOW-HOW to make them happen. You have the FAITH to believe in them.
Wow. What a wonderful woman you are.
I wish I were more like you, Katie...you beautiful, wonderful woman, you.
With all of my love, me

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I've just thought of something: Why do I like to take pictures of just the side of my face, and always looking off in the distance. I think if I'm being honest, it is because I think I look best this way...I like my profile...I love my high cheek bones and the shape of my eyes. I even like my ears and the way my hair wisps about them. I like my big dangly earrings and the shape of my nose....how interesting...I thought I was being all "Hey, look at me pondering the whys and whats of the universe...don't I look all 'thinky' to you?" haha...I make myself laugh :)

3 comments:

Laura said...

I'd say you look pretty darn good for only 2 hours of sleep! Can't show you what I look like right now.

Remember, " . . for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Thy works and my soul knows it very well." Ps.139:14

Love,
Laura

Christine Crocker said...

You are so beautiful,my Katie
Bird, inside and out.

I'm so very proud that you are my daughter.
Ofall the momma's out there, I'm the luckiest one.

love you,
Momma

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi beautiful you!!! What an amazing post, this letter to you. so so beautiful and gosh you are so very handsome.
I wished I could take pics of myself like that but it's so darn hard to set the camera.
Have a stunning day my ladyfriend.
Hugs D.