Sunday, March 10, 2013

my bright girls {like mother, like daughter}




I read an article once about how most people, when complimenting girls, seem to concentrate on their physical looks. "Look at how pretty you are, you have beautiful eyes...etc." But, when it comes to complimenting a little boy, it is about character building, "you are so strong, you are so athletic...etc." 

I notice how true this was when I actually started to listen to the compliments that were coming to my daughters each day. Many people were complimenting about how cute their outfit was and how pretty they were, but I didn't hear much other than the superficial. 

I want my daughters to grow up to be confident women that see themselves for more than just physical beauty. Mike is so good about complimenting our girls daily and making sure they know they are beautiful. But, I hope to continue to affirm them so they can grow up to understand that beauty is fleeting...and what is more important is to have love in the soul. I love this quote by St. Augustine, " Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul." I hope this quote continues to resonate within me and in my prayer as mother for my daughters. 

PS: Did you see that dirty stuffed animal in Sophia's hand? Meet Sheep. She is the most loved doll around the house. Sheep accompanies Sophia to all her naps and tea parties. You will see her in our pictures a lot

PSS: first time linking up with FLAP

13 comments:

  1. Cute pictures! I love all the bright colors. And that's a great quote by St. Augustine.

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Yes, I love this quote by St. Augustine!

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  2. Gorgeous, Diana! I love the mixed patterns from your dress and the flowery sweater, and your bright lips are the perfect finishing touch! And your daughters are adorable =)

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  3. Yes, such a bright and colorful family- it's eye-catching AND sweet :-)

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    1. thanks Toni! Remember this skirt???

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  5. I like your outfit! And I think you made a great point about girls being complimented about the superficial. I need to be careful to compliment my own daughter in the right ways (she's just so darn cute though that I can't help mentioning that!)

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    1. Thanks Mandi! I think its totally okay to let your daughter know she is beautiful too!! Its just a good reminder to balance out the compliments ;)

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  6. Love the outfit! Where is the skirt from?

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  7. You girls are so adorable! Love all those pops of color!

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