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What makes you feel beautiful/handsome?

by Wench on June 25, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


I have Irish skin. It doesn't tan, it burns. Normally, when I go to the beach, I am super self-conscious of how pale I am. This weekend, we brought our baby to the beach for the first time and I didn't think about my skin at all because I was too excited, watching our little boy experience something new. For a while, the two of us just sat in the shallow water and let the waves gently sweep up over our legs and holding this cautiously curious little boy in my arms, I felt more beautiful than I ever have in my life. Like this is the culmination of all I am meant to be - motherhood, being a mama lion and caring for this innocent, sweet little boy, makes me feel beautiful.

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