There is nothing like having someone say “I could tell she was your honey by the way you looked at her all night”!
That’s what someone said to my hubby this past weekend, while at a wedding celebration. It was like music to my ears! I felt so warm and yummy inside… but can you believe I didn’t always like/appreciate the way he looked at me? Crazy, right? I know, but it’s oh so true!
A short while ago, whenever I’d catch my hubby looking at me, I’d often respond by asking “what’s wrong? Is it my hair/makeup? What are you looking at?” This list goes on and on, with all the negative things I’d come up with. To my surprise… my hubby wouldn’t take the bait. He’d look at me and say, “I like what I see“.
You see, when you struggle with self-esteem, you often take another’s gaze as an implication of imperfection, rather than admiration. For me, I kept thinking “can someone really just ‘like’ what they see when they look at me”? The struggle was too real…
But there’s this thing called LOVE! And when you begin to discover how to truly love yourself, you don’t mind when others join in on the celebration! #it’saword
It’s been a long journey to get to this place (so many stories), but I am so thankful to be here. I love the woman I am becoming… and… I, too, like what I see when I look at me! I love myself, and I know just how wonderfully The Master made me! I am beautifully snatched for His glory! ( #snatchedforHisglory … Just wait on it!)
So now, when my hubby looks at me, I can appreciate every moment of his admiration and affection! No negative thoughts; although, he will let me know if I have chip crumbs on my chin! I can now appreciate his gaze, and smile in return! My hubby loves me, and to know that he only has eyes for me is beyond wonderful.
Yes, I’m flawed. But more importantly,
I’m loved and I am his honey <3