Friday, 10 February 2012
When I was younger, like high school and college younger, I dressed up every day. I had my hair done, make up perfect and my clothes were always matching from head to toe including purse. I was young and had money to spend. I spent $100.00 per pair of Lucky brand jean, I wore nothing but Dillard's and The Buckle and as long as I kept my grade point average a 4.0, my grandparents paid my Buckle credit card every month.
Then I got married and now have 4 kids. I cant remember the last time I bought ME something. It seems like when I go to the Mall, I see something for everyone else and don't get myself anything. There have been many times my husband has taken me shopping and said buy whatever and I walk out with bags full.....of clothes for my kids.
I don't have time to do my hair and make up everyday. I used to visit MAC every 6 months. As of today, its been a year and a half and all of my make up that I have is still at least half full. I don't do my hair unless I really have a down day. You know, one of those I'm ugly, fat and look nothing like I did 10 years ago. I get that I had babies and things have changed but seriously, I have my pity party of 1 days.
Yesterday was one of those days. I only had time to blow dry my hair and my make up was a mess after chasing around 4 kids and a husband who spun me in circles until my make up ran and I almost barfed.
Then while on our family hike and I was holding my teething son trying to calm him down, I heard my name called and my husband had my camera and snapped the picture.
For the first time in a while, I'm melting. My hair wasn't perfect, my make up wasn't right.....but the picture is one that I love and I'm so thankful he took it.
When I was loading the pictures and leaning on my husband he said, "This is one of the reasons I love you. You're gorgeous. You're an amazing mother. And you're smoking hot, even when you aren't ready for a picture, you're perfect."