You Are Beautiful

3 Jul

She brushes my hair.
My Mom. 
She isn’t making me beautiful.
She is making me feel beautiful.
Through her loving gaze and hands,
she is telling me over and over…
You are beautiful.
With each stroke of the brush I am reminded of all the past times she went out of her way to make me feel beautiful.
Doing my hair for homecomings and proms.
Taking me shopping for the perfect wedding dress.
Giving me a lovely nightgown each time my babies were born.
She brushes my hair.
I remember the words without words.
You are beautiful, my daughter.
Over and over.


18 Responses to “You Are Beautiful”

  1. My Book and My Coffee July 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Aww.. Very touching, Wendy. Did you write this? I love it!By the way, I've tagged you with the Liebster Blog Award. You can find the post here:

  2. Wendy July 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Thanks so much! I did write it 🙂

  3. Diane Chase July 3, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    Wow, I'm glad someone asked if you wrote this. It's lovely! Very heartwarming post. Blessings, Diane

  4. My Book and My Coffee July 4, 2012 at 12:28 am #

    Awww.. precious 😀

  5. Wendy July 4, 2012 at 12:31 am #

    Thanks so much Diane! Blessings to you as well!

  6. Camille Griffiths July 5, 2012 at 1:43 am #

    This is so sweet. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  7. Wendy July 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Thanks so much Camille!

  8. Pepper Tan July 6, 2012 at 4:37 am #

    It's such a gift to be able to put your heartfelt feelings into words. Thank you for sharing that gift :). So touching…

  9. Wendy July 6, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    Thanks so much Pepper!

  10. Christi July 9, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    I love this! It's such an important reminder that our actions speak louder than our words.

  11. Wendy July 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Thanks Christi! So very true.

  12. Lucy McCracken July 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    I love this! I agree with Christi. It is a great reminder that our actions speak louder then words. I wonder and hope that this is what my foster daughter feels when i comb her hair every night and tell her how special she is. Great post. It touched my heart. I';m so glad I found your blog an I'm following it. 🙂 www'

  13. Wendy July 9, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    Thanks so much Lucy! Following you as well and LOVE your Acts of Kindness challenge! Looking forward to getting to know you! 🙂

  14. ramsaygrace September 24, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    Love your poem! It's very beautiful! I stopped by via the linky party and am now your newest follower.Trinity

  15. Wendy September 25, 2012 at 4:02 am #

    Thanks so much Trinity! Following you as well and look forward to getting to know you! Blessings!

  16. Mia De Vries January 24, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    Dear WendyI am so glad you have this wonderful memories of your mother! I never had a close relationship with my mom, but I know she has given me the love she was capable off. Today's word at Emily's was a hard, difficult one for me to write on!Much love XXMia

  17. Holly January 25, 2013 at 1:45 am #

    OH Wendy,how precious these memories are…your mom's words embedding themselves into your deepest places…her words without words…love this

  18. Pary Moppins January 25, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    That is so beautiful. I want to brush my little girl's hair now. 🙂 Found you through Bloggy Moms.

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