Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Mark of Beauty

Samera has a mole on her right cheekbone. It is the cutest beauty mark in the whole world (and you'll have to click on the picture to blow it up, so you can see it).

Today I commented on it at random, saying how much I like it.

She got choked-up, but tried really hard to keep the tears from her eyes as she told me that some people didn't like it - that they even made fun of her because of it.

After I fought back the urge to kill everyone within a 25 mile radius who ever even thought of picking on my baby, I asked her what she thought of it.

She looked thoughtful, and responded,

"Well, Heavenly Father put it there, and so he must want me to have it, and so I should just really learn to like it."

Truer words? Seriously?

And that, my friends, is how Samera's sporadic wisdom struck today.

And how I came to google 'Marilyn Monroe', and, for the first (and hopefully last) time ever, saw her as a role model.



Christy said...

oh, I think she is beautiful! I love moles. I have always wanted moles on my face. My mom and sister both have them, and I just love them. I got stuck with freckles! haha. Kids can be so mean, I was teased all through school about my nose, which we have talked about before, anyway tell her she is beautiful! And those kids are most likely jealous of her.

Raquel said...

She is beautiful, just as she is--inside and out! Any teasing can only be attributed to jealousy (as Christy pointed out). I hope, hope, hope she'll be able to recognize that in the moment!

Elisabeth (and Tyler) said...

I love this so SO much. Samera is a wise little lady.

Anonymous said...

I hope she grows up to love her little beauty mark. I lub it too!