Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Beautiful In His Eyes

I have never felt as if I were an attractive, or even pretty woman. Never beautiful, possibly cute sometimes, lol As I creep ever closer to turning 45, and I look in the mirror at the woman staring back at me, I cry sometimes. Why? I wonder where that woman went that had hair, and even had thick eyebrows? She has been replaced by someone with almost invisible eyebrows, and no hair. What does lovebug see when he truly looks at me now? What does he think? But, I also cry, because my heart fills with such thankfulness to my dear Father, for blessing me with a husband that stands by me through the good, the bad, and the ugly moments of my life. I cry because my Father loves me as I am, He accepts all of my imperfections, I am His. I cry, because I am blessed to be greatly loved by my husband. I said all of this to my dear lovebug last night, really poured my heart out before him. His response to my hearts cry, as always, was truly beautiful. He dedicated a song to me, said this was from his heart, straight to mine. He said, the words were exactly how he had always felt, and now, more than ever. Needless to say, tears flowed like rain, but it was a precious, healing rain. Thank You Father, for blessing me with my forever love, my lovebug. All day today, this song will play on my blog. Here are the words:

Beautiful in My Eyes

By: Joshua Kadison

You're my peace of mind in this crazy world.
You're everything I've tried to find, your love is a pearl.
You're my Mona Lisa, you're my rainbow skies,
and my only prayer is that you realize
you'll always be beautiful in my eyes.

The world will turn and the seasons will change,
and all the lessons we will learn will be beautiful and strange.
We'll have our fill of tears, our share of sighs.
My only prayer is that you realize
you'll always be beautiful in my eyes.

You will always be beautiful in my eyes.
And the passing years will show
that you will always grow ever more beautiful in my eyes.

When there are lines upon my face from a lifetime of smiles,
and when the time comes to embrace for one long last while,
we can laugh about how time really flies.
We won't say goodbye 'cause true love never dies.
You'll always be beautiful in my eyes.

You will always be beautiful in my eyes.
And the passing years will show
that you will always grow ever more beautiful in my eyes.
The passing years will show that you will always grow
ever more beautiful in my eyes.


Speaking from the Heart said...


You are beautiful in God's eyes and in my heart. I thank God daily for you and our friendship. I love you.


Tara said...

Such a beautiful song! Your hubby is definitely a keeper!!! ; )

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Our hubbies married us for what was INSIDE not what was on the OUTSIDE!! I know sometimes that blows me away too but we have to realize that love comes from the inside not the outside..that is IF it is really TRUE LOVE...

Lady of Value said...

You are truly beautiful in God's eyes and your heart is so very beautiful as well!

God's Light shines through you, look how you have encouraged all of us over the years!! Let us encourage you by saying that we love you, treasure your friendship from afar and your positive attitude in every situation.

I hope you have a very Happy Birthday this week! (Hugs)

luvmy4sons said...

Wow. What a beautiful moment. What a godsend lovebug is. If we could only see ourselves through the eyes of a loved one or see us covered in the blood of Christ. I have never seen a pic of you and I can say that you are beautiful right along with lovebug because of your kind, giving, loving and generous heart. I turned 45 five months back...I understand. I am so glad lovebug got you looking at the eternal and not the temporal. Hugs to you!

Grammy said...

You are still beautiful, and he is a wonderful man. To come up with the perfect song at the right time. Big hug. He need to sing you the song you are my sun shine my only sun shin you make me happy when sky's are blue. from me.

April said...

Om my goodness, did that ever get me choked up this morning! How sweet!

It is so easy, especially for us women, to look in the mirror and see nothing but imperfections and a longing to be how we were when we were younger. Thank goodness, though, that we have ones who love us and a God who loves us, in spite of all our imperfections, flaws and shortcomings. What a blessing!

Take a look in your mirror, again, and see, REALLY see just how beautiful you are!

Debra said...

Oh my goodness, Denise, I could barely get through it. I have tears streaming down my face.

I wish you could feel it, my sweet friend...the beauty of what we all know is there...I pray you will!

((hugs)) to you!

Love Bears All Things said...

This is beautiful! I've never heard this song.
Beauty comes from within and you are a beautiful person. Love does not see faults. It is truly wonderful thing to have a life partner who knows us and sees us for who we are. I'm so happy that you have this special love. We are truly blessed!
Mama Bear

Angie said...

Denise---YOU are the beauty of the LORD shining through for each one of us to see!

I love you dearly!

Anonymous said...

Its not the outside that counts its the inside.. That's where someone is beautiful or not..

You seem to be that way! So dont every doubt.

LauraLee Shaw said...

This should've come with a tissue warning. Wowzer. Okay, you--you and me--we, His princesses--are HIs Poster Child. He just sees your beautiful, Holy-Spirit filled heart.

And by the way, your encouragement at the Cafe came to me on the perfect day when I was feeling discouraged too. God has really gifted you with the gift of encouragement. What a blessing you are to so many each and every day!

Pam said...

You are a beautiful person and your hubby sounds wonderful. : )
Happy 45th birthday early!
I will be praying for you and your tests.

Debbie said...

Wow; what a gem you have in that man! I don't know what you look like but your heart comes across loud and clear and it sure seems beautiful to me!

Daphine said...

Okay....someone get me a kleenex! This song is just beautiful!

I have found that we as women will never be completely satisfied with the way we look. When I was in high school, I complained about being too skinny and no figure at all. Now, I am so not happy with the tummy that I have grown over the last few years and sometimes do not like looking at my body in the mirror. However, I know that my body is beautiful in God's eyes and that's all that matters.

Blessings to you today you beautiful woman!

IRENE said...

You have outdone yourself in grace, today. Thank you so much for your heartfelt, Jesus inspired writing.
And please stop by to pick a well deserved award!

Laurie Ann said...

You are beautiful in the eyes of many and in the eyes of God! And very much so in the eyes of your Lovebug. He is just too sweet! He reminds me alot of Steve. I'm a big girl so I have size-esteem issues sometimes, and Steve makes me feel beautiful, as does God. Precious post, sweetie!

Jean said...

That is sooooo beautiful! You are truly a blessed person.


Sharon said...

What a beautiful song for him to sing to you! You are blessed. :)

Gwendolyn said...

That is SO SWEET! I'm all teary now! You should definitely keep him. :o)

Missy said...

WOW!!! That is incredibly wonderful! You are a woman blessed :)

Bernadine said...

Oh Denise, I am speechless... That is just so beautiful.

Gretchen said...

You know...from what I've heard, Jesus wouldn't be considered handsome at all by today's standards. Dare I say, He'd be considered ugly and dirty? And look at the humble, dare I say, disgusting circumstances in which He was born. A manger? For our Savior?

And yet...isn't He the most beautiful One in our lives?

You are beautiful to me.

Julie said...

This is precious, Denise! You have such a blessing in Eddie. So glad that you have him to love you, you deserve the best!

You are a truly beautiful friend and I love you.


Sharon Brumfield said...

I am so glad God gave you Eddie.
He is one precious gift from God and he is earning some huge ole gems in his crown for the way he is loving you!