My daughter graduated from college in Washington, D.C. last weekend. I had my hair in beautiful curls, but because it rain (the graduation was held outside), my curls fell and I pulled it back in a ponytail. I didn't wear any makeup because I never wear makeup, but maybe I should have for this very special occasion and I say this only because my cousin just informed me that I looked so bad, that she didn't even recognize me. What she didn't know when she first saw my picture that I had spent the evening in the E.R. the night before my daughter's graduation because I had gotten ammonia in both eyes as I was spring cleaning. The chemical reaction was horrible and affected my eyes terribly. My eyes were burning violently and my eyes felt like they had foreign objects and trash in them which is a result from the ammonia. I didn't want to wear a foundation or anything that would make my eyes burn more or cause them to react to the makeup.
My cousin said she could not believe my hair and I wore no makeup, but what I think she fails to realize is that what's in my heart is what really matters to God; not how beautiful or ugly I look. My feelings were crushed to say the least, but my children reassured me that I should not worry about the things people say about me and they are right, but they are my children and they think I look beautiful no matter how badly I make look on the outside.
I know that God loves me, my husband loves me and my children love me and that's all that matters. I hope this post will be a blessing to a sister who may be feeling the same way that I felt for a short lived period of time.