Below are the lyrics of the song "More Beautiful You" by Johnny Diaz. The song expresses so perfectly an important message that I want my children to know and believe. They are beautiful just the way God made them. I probably heard this when I was younger, but I sure did not believe it until much later in life and after many mistakes. Living up to unfair standards set by the world, trying to find love and acceptance in empty places, and constantly being unsatisfied with how God made me led to lots of heartbreaks and mistakes. I hope to spare my children the heart ache, and instead believe what I have come to know, God has perfectly crafted me into a unique masterpiece in order to fulfill a purpose that only I can do.
"More Beautiful You" Johnny Diaz
Little girl fourteen flipping through a magazine Says she wants to look that way But her hair isn't straight, her body isn't fake And she's always felt overweight
Well, little girl fourteen I wish that you could see That beauty is within your heart And you were made with such care, your skin, your body and your hair Are perfect just the way they are
There could never be a more beautiful you Don't buy the lies, disguises and hoops, they make you jump through You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do So there could never be a more beautiful you
Little girl twenty one the things that you've already done Anything to get ahead And you say you've got a man but He's got another plan Only wants what you will do instead
Well, little girl twenty one you never thought that this would come You starve yourself to play the part But I can promise you there's a man whose love is true And He'll treat you like the jewel you are
There could never be a more beautiful you Don't buy the lies, disguises and hoops, they make you jump through You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do So there could never be a more beautiful you, more beautiful you
So turn around you're not too far To back away be who you are To change your path go another way It's not too late, you can be saved If you feel depressed with past regrets The shameful nights hope to forget Can disappear, they can all be washed away
By the one who's strong, can right your wrongs Can rid your fears, dry all your tears And change the way you look at this big world He will take your dark distorted view And with His light, He will show you truth And again you'll see through the eyes of a little girl
That there could never be a more beautiful you Don't buy the lies, disguises and hoops, they make you jump through You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do So there could never be a more beautiful you There could never be a more beautiful you
Michael is already a half a year old yet, he is only a half a year old. The time goes by so fast, but there is still so much to enjoy. I have to remind myself not to wish for the next stage, but to enjoy the fleeting, precious moments that I have in the present. It has been a joy to watch this boy grow. Here are some highlights:
Weight: 19 pounds, 3 ounces
Height: 28 inches
He is sitting up on his own, but occasionally falls over.
He gets up on all fours often and rocks back and forth. He is about to crawl at any moment!
He grabs for everything!
He tried a couple bites of avocado and rice cereal. Neither seems to be his favorite, but it causes him to make really funny faces so we will keep trying :-)
He is sleeping pretty regularly from 8:30-5:30, feeds, and then goes back to sleep until 8:30.
He is very vocal and has learned to turn up the volume.
His go to sounds are "bob bob bob" and he has said "mommmama" which I'm pretty sure is a coincidence, but I can pretend he's saying, "mom."
He gets very giggly when tired.
He is interested in everything that is going on around him.
He loves watching Hugo get the ball.
He flew for the second time and he played peekaboo with the neighbor on the way there and slept the whole way back. He is a great little traveler.
And here he is, the moment you've been waiting for... the man of the hour... the piece de resistance...