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Monday, February 23, 2009

Freckles


This picture is how I have felt all my life. I have always hated my freckles. I used to cover them up with tons of foundation but Jon despised that look on me so I stopped. But for years I have been tempted to return to my ways because I truly hate my freckles. I honestly wish I had the money for a chemical peel to just strip them all away.

I don't hate all freckles, just my own. I think freckles are actually very cute. But I have been scared for my son as he has gotten older because his have become so dark. I remember the child we made fun of all through school was the one red headed boy with a face full of freckles. I am afraid this will be Dylan someday. His freckles are great. And I love every one of them. Not everyone will feel the same.

Today I noticed Megan is starting to get a scattering of freckles across her nose. She was so excited! She wanted to tell everyone. They are the cutest little hints of freckles and she is just beaming about all the kisses God has given her on her nose! Despite her happiness, my heart just sunk. I do not want her to feel the way I do about my face. I hope she never does. It is horrible.

I have never said anything about hating my freckles in front of my children. I never wanted Dylan to feel they are bad. It is one of the things about myself I fail to take joy in. God made me wonderful in many ways and I would like to feel that way about my freckles. But I don't. I just don't.

3 comments:

Sarah B. said...

You have freckles?...I don't think I have ever noticed your freckles. I think you have a beautiful skin tone and I love the color of your hair. But I understand....I have had days where I feel like my freckles really stand out and I feel like a kid again thinking of ways to hide them. I wish we could all have Megan's response..so sweet.

KMoore said...

i absolutely LOVE freckles. when i was little, i always wanted your freckles. i was always so jealous of you and brandon. i wish i had more than the three i have...i still think, maybe i'll get more freckles this year. i even got my nose pierced on the side i did BECAUSE i didn't want it to cover up my few freckles.

your kids have the best freckles! i'm so excited for megan. she'll love those freckles...and if she doesn't, she'll be ok. she'll learn to love what god has given her...like you have.

Kristi said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOVE freckles....