You Are Beautiful!

I woke up this morning to an email from my sister with this video. It made me cry. Although I’ll admit I was still a little emotional from losing our other mother, Mayme, on our Mom’s birthday yesterday.

Mom has been gone 13 years, but I will never forget how she would do anything and everything to help me feel beautiful.  I always struggled with self-esteem issues, mainly because of my skin.  She felt my teenage and early 20’s pain and we tried so many different options. We went to several specialists – dermatologists, cosmetologists, and cosmetic laser specialists.

She even let me use the tanning bed and use 4 sunblock, which was not good with my pale skin, in an effort to mask my skin problems. I was on Accutane , a crazy strong medicine that I didn’t need to be on, multiple times. The side effects were horrible, but we both thought it would make things better.

I completely understand and appreciate her love for me and desire to make me feel beautiful. She would have done anything for me. She hated seeing me so upset.

I just wish she would have concentrated more on improving my confidence. More on  loving myself and helping me realize that I was truly beautiful, no matter what my skin looked like.

I loved all the male Dove commercials that aired during the NCAA tournament in March. This is another great video for women (and men) to remind yourself that YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!! 

Love, 

Molly 

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