can i just tell you how much i love this series.
the moments of raw honesty...of true beauty, of unconventional thoughts just warms my heart.
so if you are interested in being a part of this series, shoot me an email and i'll give you more information.
today you get to hear from amanda | the lady okie.
i love her.
her smile, her spirit, her truth...so contagious and so refreshing.
enjoy reading her story today
For the past six years, I have played violin every Sunday morning as part of my church's worship band. One Sunday a few months ago, a photographer walked around taking pictures of the band and choir as we practiced to get ready for the service. A few weeks later, I noticed some of the pictures had been blown up, framed, and added to the wall in the church foyer. That picture you see above is a picture of me playing the violin that is hanging on the wall.
The very first thing I thought when I looked at that picture was, "Wow my nose looks huge."
The truth is, I really dislike my profile. I like pictures so much better that are taken straight on or just slightly angled to the side, but I do not like pictures of my profile. I feel like my nose looks giant and long, and I'm self-conscious of it.
I mentioned to my husband, Jordan, that I didn't like that picture of me because I didn't like how my nose looked. He said he hadn't thought anything about it! I'm sure no one else noticed my nose either, and yet it's the very first thing I saw.
To be honest, I still don't know what to do to overcome this. I suppose Hollywood's answer would be to just get a nose job. It really makes me sad when I see someone who has obviously gotten work done on their face, and at the same time I can understand it, because I'm sure we all have things we'd like to change about ourselves.
We have the ability to cut and shape our faces and even our bodies to how we want to look, but it's important to remember that God created us each in his image. We are perfect just how he made us, big nose and all! I still don't like how my nose looks, but the more I look at that picture that hangs in the hallway at church, the more I feel strong and beautiful. I love using my gift of music to serve, and I love my church, and I feel blessed to be able to play every Sunday. No matter how big I think my nose looks, I ultimately know that God looks at me through his eyes. And what he sees is lovely.
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