Friday, January 7, 2011


The beauty in something simple is well…. simple.

What is beautiful to you?

I think beautiful is a baby's laugh, an uncomplicated pure giggle, a silently swaying tree on a breezy day, a hard rain on a quiet afternoon… beauty is honestly in the eye of the beholder. I think to some beauty is a new car or a diamond ring. I think to some beauty is just simply being able to be free and to others beauty is the heartbeat of their sick or dying loved one.

I see beauty in so many things. Daily my world is filled with beauty. The sounds of my children are (mostly) beautiful to my ears. The messes they make can be beautiful to me because it's a sign that they are healthy normal children. The terrifying fact that they are driving IS beautiful, no matter what I say, because it means that they are normal developing teens. I get the honor of hearing the beautiful laugh of the most beautiful baby girl every day. I am graced with the presence of the most amazing friend in the world, and she is beautiful. I am filled with a love that can only be described as the most beautiful feeling I have ever had. Thank you for being so beautiful inside and out!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder my friends… find the beauty around you and embrace it.

*note to self- take my own advice*

1 comment:

Kendall said...

Your blog is beautiful to me! Babies have been on my mind a lot lately and I keep reading and hearing horror stories from mothers about no sleep and all sort of other things and to be honest it scares the CRAP out of me! Reading your blog and the way you veiw your children reassures and makes me feel like one day when I'm ready I'll be ok and I can do it! Your love for them and your husband is truly a gift and I really admire it! Thanks Ashley!