Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Beauitful Me

I've always been a believer of "Fake it til you Make it". My 22nd birthday is monday and for the FIRST time I like what I see in the mirror. I've spent too much of my life judging myself through someone else's eyes and trying to be someone else instead of being the BEST ME.
Now when I'm looking in the mirror  I don't see flaw after flaw I see a beautiful ME that God spent His precious time molding, creating, and still tweaking

I have a big scar on my back from heart surgery that I've always been self conscious about but now I see a miracle. A constant reminder of God's love, grace, and to live life with purpose

"Never be ashamed of scars that life has left you with. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed, you endured the pain and God has healed you."
{found quote on Pinterest}



For any lady {or man} out there, you know this is a big AHA moment in life. I feel an overwhelming sense of peace and patience. I know that God isn't finished with me yet, and we're just getting to the good part



65 comments:

  1. I'm glad you feel that way. and you sure look pretty :)

    Maiken/
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  2. You're totally right! You're a beautiful woman!

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  3. You look marvelous, love that hair and best of all smile!! Beautiful YOU!!!! xoxoxo

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  4. hey, about the tattoo.. this was my first one actually but now I have seven separately made tattoos (two of them make a set :P)

    Maiken/
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  5. Love that quote.
    And really love your hair!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  6. This is a great post! It's so amazing if you're able to get this feeling of self-confidence. I hope everyone feels inspired by it.

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  7. Your so pretty!! I agree scars represent miracles, I too have scars on my face from a bad car accident but I have never been ashamed of them. Love your hair

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  8. well happy birthday girlie! don't ever be ashamed only you are you and no one else can be you. I have a couple scars on my face! thank god they have faded to where they are not noticeable to others but i can still see them. your beautiful so always smile ;-)

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  9. Awww, that's awesome girl! You are so pretty Summer, I'm glad none of that stuff bothers you anymore.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  10. Absolutely, scars are beautiful. Thank you for stopping by. I am following you now. Your hair color is beautiful. Not a lot of people can pull that off but you, my dear, def rocked it. :)

    xo
    Lauren Rebecca

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  11. look at that cute hair! i love red! i am a subscriber!

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  12. Summer, I can not begin to tell you how very proud I am of you! You have always been beautiful on the inside and out and I am so happy that you now see what others see. You have been wonderfully made with a purpose and now you can achieve anything you want. I love you MY SUNSHINE:)

    YOUR BIGGEST FAN

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  13. Hi sweety, this is a beautiful and inspiring post! Love your hair colour, gorgeous

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  14. I love the red! I've been trying to get my hair that color forever!!! lol

    P.S. I have a huge scar on my back from Spinal Fusion surgery. I hear you on the whole embarassed of the scar thing. You're right tho! It's a blessing that we were treated :)

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  15. Following! =)
    Char xo
    www.itsacharmlife.blogspot.com

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  16. thanks for stopping by my blog! yours is so cute! I'm following :)

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  17. I think it's great that you feel this way. More girls need to feel this way. Thanks for stopping by-of course I will follow. Take care,

    Shauna

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  18. you are so gorgeous!!!

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  19. :) You are beautiful, I love your hair!

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  20. i love you to pieces woman!
    and you are beautiful inside and out
    you already know it .. i dont even know
    how many times we remind each other of that
    every single day :)

    you are such a doll and i am so grateful
    to have u in my life! cant wait til you come over!



    xoxo
    MELINA ♥
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  21. You are beautiful!
    I also have a large scar on my back, from the top of my neck all the way down to my lower back from spinal surgery. Definitely know what it is like to feel self conscious of it, and then to realize over time what a gift it is. Like you I see it as something beautiful now, not something I need to hide.
    You are such a lovely person, inside and out!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://urbanumbrella.blogspot.com/

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  22. you are beautiful! love love love your hair. thanks for stopping by fun with the fullwoods...yes, let's follow each other :). can't wait to read more!

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  23. You're gorgeous, happy birthday! I'm glad you shared this. My mom has a giant scar across her back from having a lung removed and it always made us remember how lucky we were to still have her around. It never seemed like a bad thing. So glad you are still here too! :)

    xo Mary Jo

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  24. Happy Birthday! And you do look amazing :) Also I am in LOVE with your hair!

    http://confessionsofabeauty-holic.blogspot.com/

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  25. I never really thought of scars in that way! Happy Birthday fabulous lady ;)

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  26. So glad you feel that way! Wonderful post, you look beautiful! Love the hair!!

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  27. Oh that was beautiful and oh so timely!!!! I'm so glad you stopped over and yes!! I would love to follow!!!

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  28. Happy early birthday. Props to you for owning her your are and your body. Life is so much easy when you learn to love yourself :)

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  29. You go girl! I am so happy for you. You are GORGEOUS! :)

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  30. Gorgeous, smart, successful, and confident! Yes, I'm talking about you! Happy almost birthday! Glad you are rocking life right now :)

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  31. It's true. YOU ARE beautiful! :D Never forget that!!

    Also- I'd love to keep button swapping,what is your deal with it,are you starting to charge? Let me know what's up (:

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  32. Well said! I love the quote about scars because it is so true! Now following! :)

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  33. Beautiful words, well said!!! Following you.

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  34. You're hair is stunning!! This is so inspiring! I too understand what you mean. I will be turning 22 in May & still searching for exactly what you said! Thanks for a great post :) & making me realize some very true things :)

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  35. Good entry! I have also learned to be happy with what I have and make the most of life!!

    Like your blog, thanks for stumbling across mine :)

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  36. Hello BEAUTIFUL! You have the most lovely outlook on life....so well said! We should all strive to be this way, even though it is hard sometimes! :)

    Love your cute blog...thanks for coming by mine! xx

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  37. Beautiful post! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I would love to follow each other as well! Hope you have a great week! *New Follower* :)

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  38. I absolutely LOVED the quote- and you look gorgeous- a wonderful Happy Birthday to you!!

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  39. Love this post and LOVE the picture!

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  40. Great post! You look beautiful so you should feel beautiful! <3<3

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  41. Come visit! I just finished my guest room! :) By the way you look amaze!

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  42. What a beautiful message in this post and happy early birthday! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  43. You are so beautiful, and isn't it nice to have these epiphany's? You are so young so to learn this now is wonderful.

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  44. You are goregous...don't ever let anyone tell you different. Us women can be so hard on ourselves...guys are lucky! ;) Glad you stopped by my blog! Newest follower!! Hope you will follow me as well! Cheers!
    Because Shanna Said So

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  45. I can't wait to read more and get to known ou through your blog! I already love what I have read and you are gorgeous!

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  46. I love this post! Let's be followers!

    Momma B

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  47. You have beautiful hair. Love it.

    www.justpatience.com

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  48. Preach!!!! You must reach this point to live peacefully. My right eyelid droops a bit. Not the best but far from the worst, I've always considered it a unique quirk of my assembly. You are beautiful and the scar should be embraced!

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  49. What a wonderful realization! God is the ultimate healer...I have a similar scar and I'm always so conscious over it as well. It is a reminder though that God heals and inner beauty trumps outer beauty any day!

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  50. Glad you're happy with yourself! At times I put myself down and it's the worst feeling in the world! I've been meaning to follow you gorgeous! I hope you do the same! I'd love to keep up w each other.

    Have a lovely day xoxo

    www.lovelyxobsessions.blogspot.com

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  51. love this post! such a great message and you are so right, that scar represents a miracle and God most definitely has a plan for you! New follower! :)

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  52. This is such a great post! You are beautiful!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  53. hello darling,thanks for the lovely comment,if u really love my blog then we should follow each other thru GFC,i have a new post now,check it out

    http://sazistopsecret.blogspot.com/

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  54. That is fantastic that you feel that way now :)

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  55. What a great post. I have that same quote, the fake it...' on my fb. haha ;) Love it! You seem like such a strong and beautiful person.

    Do you do hair? Can you be in Houston? Because that would be a little awesome!

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  56. this is a lovely post! happy almost birthday! also, your hair color is absolutely gorgeous!

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  57. You have put in words my thoughts as of late. I am so thankful for this time in my life where I can just be happy with myself. I know you are too. Happy birthday month!

    SoUtHeRnPiNkY.bLoGsPoT.cOm

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  58. this is beautiful. and you are beautiful as well, scar or not. i'm trying to tell my 9 year old daughter that...but, at her "impressionable" age, it feels like a bit of a challenge. nice to meet you!

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  59. so touching <3
    you are beautiful, inside and out!

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