Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Unpretty.

For all your Glee watchers, I don’t know if you caught last week’s episode but it really hit me and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. The whole message of that particular episode was just great. It was all about self-acceptance and seeing the beauty within yourself.

Wow. This song from that episode. What a message.



I have mentioned a time or two on the blog about dealing with hearing loss practically all my life and I wear a hearing aid.



I’ve had this for about a year or so now. It’s called a bone anchored hearing aid. As women, we want to feel beautiful. I’m just being honest when I say I still struggle with this.

Do I want to have to wear this thing? No.

Do I want to hear? Yes.

It’s so easy to feel unpretty when you compare yourself to other girls. I often struggle with wondering if I’ll ever find a guy who will love me, all of me, and accept me with all of my flaws.

I’m not fishing for compliments of “Oh, you’re so beautiful Lauren” and etc. I’ve never considered my hearing loss a disability but rather something I’d just have to overcome and believed that somehow God would use this in my life.

I’m just like any other girl, and as women we struggle with insecurities and those insecurities come in all different forms.

Whether you frequent this blog or just reading for the first time….. I’m here to say, whatever you are dealing with or may have dealt with in the past, don’t ever let anyone or anything make you feel unpretty.

When I have those thoughts, I have to realize they are a flat out lies from the enemy.

You may never know how God may use a situation. I’d really love to one day learn sign language and help the hearing impaired.

We have a big God, and he can use us in big ways, and he will NEVER see us as unpretty!

11 comments:

Sarah @ The E Family Blog said...

I saw this episode and it struck a chord with me as well. Beautiful post - thanks so much for sharing! And even though you aren't fishing for it, you are beautiful inside and out! :)

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

You are gorgeous! and i'm so glad that little device allows you to hear! what a blessing!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

You could wear a cardboard box over your clothes and you'd still be gorgeous! Your inner beauty just radiates, girl. You struggle just like the rest of us struggle to accept ourselves and love ourselves...but I'm telling you-- you are beautiful!! Thanks for reminding me today to accept myself and not criticize myself!!

Rebecca Jo said...

you are so beautiful... inside AND out...

we're so hard on ourselves as women, arent we?

(I've now played your video to this song 4 times... gonna listen to it again)

Meredith said...

Great post! You are beautiful! This is such an important message! I often wonder the same thing if there is someone out there who is going to love me and my flaws. I realize now that I have to love them before someone else can.

Rosie said...

Of course everyone deals with some form of insecurity. Sometimes it's just a bad day or a bad month. But being comfortable with who you are and what flaws you have is very important.
I think you truly excude beauty by the way you treat others, and when you meat a guy who sees that, he will be SO lucky!
Glee's message was great last week. I actually just caught up with it a couple days ago. I'm still laughing about "lebanese" lol.

Trina said...

A resounding AMEN my friend! I know you aren't fishing, but I just have to confirm that YES you are beautiful inside {what counts the most} and outside!

And YES you will find that perfect guy for you who loves you no matter what. :)

Becca said...

I love this post - and your heart! Insecurity is seriously the biggest issue for me . . . I am reading So Long Insecurity right now actually and loving it!

Kendra said...

I work with kids with BAHA's and they have blinged out colorful pretty ones. Can yours be accessorized? It's hard to feel pretty when you have something that makes you stand out. I wear glasses most of the time because my eyes are very sensitive to contacts and I hate it. We all have something that makes us feel bad about ourselves, but we have to remember that we are beautiful just the way we are!

Girl in Carolina said...

What a wonderful post! I agree with everyone else, I think you are beautiful inside and out and I love your bubbly personality on Twitter! Makes my day every day :)

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I loved this Glee episode and I'm so glad you posted about it. Hearing the song again takes me back to middle school when everyone feels out of place, and I wasn't alone. I know that we are all beautiful in God's eyes- and you are no exception. I had no idea that you had the hearing aid. But it absolutely doesn't matter because you're gorgeous no matter what.