I wanted to look like…

Super: Tell your mom what you did

Me: What did you do?

Bug: <mumble>

Super: You did it. Own it. 

Bug: I cut my hair.  I wanted to look like (insert other kid’s name). She has bangs. I wanted bangs. So I cut bangs. 

Me: {looking deeply in her eyes} You are beautiful the way you are.  Don’t try to look like anyone else.  You only need to be you. 

If she could only learn that lesson, how much easier life would be. But part of growing up is learning to love yourself, the way God created you. 

I am hoping I planted a seed. It may take a while to bloom.  


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