Saturday, July 16, 2011

What God Sees

When I look in the mirror I see a rather frumpy looking thirty-something lady looking back at me.  There are straggles of hair around my face and dark circles under my eyes.  My chin has multiplied and there are love handles in places where no love handle should ever be.

This makes me wonder...........

What does my husband see when he looks at me?

  Why do his eyes still sparkle when they meet mine across a crowded room.  Why does he search me out when he walks in the house after a hard day of work?  Why does he call me for no reason in the middle of the day to see how I'm doing?

What do my children see when they look at me?

  Why do they bring me their treasures to share with me?  Why do they cling to me at night after a bad dream?  Why do they tell me their deepest darkest secrets with such a look of confidence in their eyes?

What do my friends see when they look at me?

 Why do they send me a card just to let me know they are praying for me?  Why do they listen to me when my babbling makes no sense and I just need to vent?  Why do they sound so happy to hear my voice on the phone?

Most importantly what does God see when He looks at me? 

Does he see that my intentions are good even when I fail?  Does He know why I cry when no one else can see?  Does He care if I look frumpy?


  1. Oh, such good questions!

    I have dark circles under my eyes, too! Stress and lack of sleep and hard work, I guess. :)

    I hope my intentions are good and God is pleased with them.

    don't you love it when your kids cling to you? Nothing like a mother's hug. :)

  2. Rebecca,
    My name is Alice and I found you through Smockity Frocks.
    I just wanted to let you know that I really needed to hear this right now. I had my first baby in the summer and planned to be at a very healthy, normal weight by now. I wasn't planning on a baby with a tongue-tie who would not be able to nurse efficiently enough to keep up my milk supply. I wasn't planning to have to feed my baby on mostly formula by three months (still breastfeeding as much as I can, though!) I am so blessed to have a husband and a baby who love me anyway and still think I am beautiful. There is nothing so rewarding as the smile that lights up my baby's face when he sees me coming from across the room, or feeling his love when I pick him up and his sticky little hands hug my neck while he coos and rests his head on my shoulder. God has blessed me with so much! Thank you for the reminder.

    Blessings on you this Christmas.

  3. Alice,
    So glad to have you stop by! Blessings as you raise your new little one. Glad this was an encouragement to you!


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