Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Reflections

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I PRAISE you because I am FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made; your WORKS are WONDERFUL, I know that full well Psalm 139:14 (NIV: Capitals mine)

won.der.ful: Excellent, great, marvelous, of a sort that causes or arouses wonder, amazing, astonishing (http://dictionary.reference.com/)

Synonyms 1. awesome, wondrous, miraculous, prodigious, astonishing, amazing, astounding, phenomenal, unique, curious, strange.


I'm looking through the windows
looking at the little girl
shy and quiet
desperately wanting to be accepted
by the 'in crowd'
but always left on the outside
looking in

I'm watching the little girl
quickly transforming into a young woman
very much aware
of her changing body
and desperately praying for it to stop
as she becomes the butt of jokes from the girls
and is treated as an object by the boys


I am looking at the young woman
hiding behind oversize clothes
never able to make eye contact
as her eyes are always downcast
not able to look in the mirror
as all she sees are her flaws


I am looking at the young woman
staring at herself in the same mirror
as if seeing herself for the very first time
realising that although her body is not perfect
it is her's
her's to love and accept
her's to cherish and pamper
her's to change if she wants to
she sees herself
and she knows she is beautiful

I am looking at her
and I am smiling
because it was not an easy journey
for the shy little girl who is growing into a young confident woman is
ME

This was inspired by Daddy's Girl's carnival, a celebration of our bodies. We celebrate not because we have 'perfect' bodies (whatever perfection may mean!) but because we have been WONDERFULLY made. I love the synonyms of this word...I am created AMAZING. Halleluyah! Lord I thank you for my body. It houses my spirit and my soul, gets me to where I need to be. Yes, it's limited to time and space, yes it gets tired, yes there are some things that need to be tightened (LOL!!) but I still thank you for all of it. From the crown of my head to the soles of my feet, it's all wonderful!

21 comments:

Rinsola said...

I'm first, yaaahhh!. I know i'm fearfully and wonderfully made, yet why do i find it difficult to accept it atimes? (seems it hasn't sunk in yet then)
I'm encouraged yet again by this post. How'r u doing and howz your week coming?

Believer said...

Hi sweety, that was fast! Yes , u are first, numero uno..so what should be ur prize? My week is ok, just so busy and I've been a bit tyred (not tired!) but it is well. How u doing?

Arewa said...

I love this...God has a purpose for each of us..all He asks is that we trust and believe in Him. Stay blessed x x x

chichi said...

FINALLY!!!
lovely post. i do blv in every word. was wonderin wher u @!!

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

Iro ni oo, Believer's BOD has always been HOT, me I don't understand what this girl was talking about..

Babe you know you have always been HOT in my books.

I really loved this post, I should go check myself out moreoften. God is trully amazing.

I have missed you. Are you free now to chat?

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

lol...... believer are u saying its not true..lol..

all love matie. So weekend it is. Stay blessed and highly favoured.

Believer said...

@arewa:Thanks, how are you doing?

@chichi: Thanks for your concern. It's just been so busy, even this one I wrote it a while ago when the carnival first started. Don't worry, just watch this space. How u doing?

@LOASCM:Honestly, (HRH...Her Royal Hotness!)ur comment made my day! Thank u, the post is about the process to be the woman u know today. It's a fifteen year story!!! Love ya more than...?

@LOASCM2:I berra leave before me and my HOT BOD (LOL) burn the building. Love ya and looking forward to our 'chat'

ebony said...

And....I am so proud of the little girl who has become a young confident woman!

Nyemoni said...

My sister....thanks for the message as usual...and for your sms yesterday...just wanted to say have a blessed weekend...

Jaycee said...

Haleluyah...

I am won.der.ful-ly MADE: Excellent, great, marvelous, of a sort that causes or arouses wonder, amazing, astonishing...

Jem said...

nice one ... a toast to being at peace and whole in our very own skin. To love life is to love God and love oneself. Nice ...

30+ said...

How'd Sis

Yes o raised hands and raised glasses.

Believer said...

@all:Thanks for your wonderful comments, i trust that you are all doing well. Have a wonderful week.

Favoured Girl said...

This is a lovely piece, I can so relate. Well done!

chichi said...

ive updated and its dedicted to you!! hehehe. take care love.

chioma said...

beautifully written! have a blessed week

Allied said...

Sis.. how are u? i got ur email..

Aijay said...

Hi B, very nice post. Absolutely loved it.
How have u been dear?

Nyemoni said...

hey girl...wats up with you...we should speak soon o! Stay blessed! ;-)

Believer said...

@nyemoni: Twin sis, i'm fine o...just busy with a touch of laziness, I'm so glad to hear u r allright. Don't worry I will give u a surprise call

@all:Thank you, thank u for ur lovely comments and taking the time to stop by. U r blessed

Debbie said...

Lovely poem, a reminder that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, perfect before him, no flaws, for his blood has washed it all away.
Lovely writings....