Here it is. The raw me. The no-makeup me. The big forehead me. The messy hair me. The mom me.
My 1 week challenge was to take a self portrait. I know most of you are thinking, “Well that’s not hard! Anyone can take a selfie right?!” You’re absolutely right, but the goal of this 52 week challenge is not only to complete the challenge, but to push myself outside of my comfort zone. It’s about growing and learning.
I wanted to take a self portrait that was really me. The way I look 95% of the time. The way I look to my husband when he wakes up next to me in the morning. The way I look to my kids when I fix them breakfast, play with them, and say their prayers with them at night.
Don’t get me wrong, I love to dress up, wear make-up and fix my hair, but I’m a stay at home mom! My day consists of cooking, cleaning, chasing kids, wiping butts, editing photo sessions, and occasionally Netflix! There’s no time for hair curling and make-up in there! Lol!
I’m so blessed to be able to take care of my children and raise them up in the way they should go. It fills me up, makes me proud, and brings me so much joy. But let me tell you …it’s HARD! Some days I just wanna run away from all the noise and when I do… I can’t wait to get back to it. Lol! We moms are kind of like that…
So now all of you know… most of the time… this is just me. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. This is the way God created me and he made all of man in his own image. How amazing is that?!!
We all have to learn to love ourselves. Learn to love the crazy days, the messy hair, the blemished skin, the dark circles.
Learn to love the raw, unedited versions of ourselves.