April 8, 2014

Accepting My Imperfections



Wearing: Madewell Tee, old, but also love this one // Hat: Target //  Necklace: BCBG, similar // Bracelets: C Wonder 

I have a cross-bite that causes my crooked smile. As a child, I begged my parents for braces because I felt awkward when I smiled.  Of course, we are beautiful to our parents no matter what, but they agreed to take me for an orthodontic consultation anyway.  I was told that I was not a good candidate for braces due to my severe cross-bite.  The only solution to "fix" my problem would be to break my jaw in various places and wire my jaw shut for a few months.  Yikes!!! Needless to say, this was not an option. Just the thought of the pain and the financial strain on my parents would force me to accept my cross-bite and learn to overcome it. 

Then it happened; I BROKE MY NOSE, not once but twice. It healed slightly crooked only to add to my insecurities already weighing heavily on me about my smile. Over the course of my teen years and all through high school, I let my exterior insecurities affect my confidence.  In my college years, I met the love of my life and married my best friend, Bill. From the minute I met him, he made me feel beautiful. He always comments how much he loves my smile and crooked nose. Bill made me see that my "imperfections" make me the person that I am today and that I should embrace them, not hide them.

As women we tend to focus on our flaws negatively and maybe it just takes that one special person to remind you that your flaws make you who you are and that beauty is much deeper than our surface level. So there you have it; this is me, crooked nose and a cross-bite smile and I am okay with that. 

I challenge you to share your imperfections and share how you have overcome them...what makes you unique and beautiful?

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10 comments:

  1. I'm totally with you - I've always been a total hater when it came to my legs, but it's SO necessary to love ourselves for what we are, rather than in spite of. Great post, girl!

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  2. Hi Meg! Thanks for stopping by, I'm so glad I found your blog! xo

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  3. i agree that we all need to learn to love ourselves! it's our differences that make us unique! thanks for posting this (and if it makes any difference, i don't see a crooked nose at all!).

    cute & little

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  4. awww you are so pretty. http://qr.net/tr4Y

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  5. Lol, Thanks so much for stopping by! I love your blog :)

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  6. aww, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a link to your blog so I can visit!!! xo

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  7. Yay for self acceptance and love! We all need to do a little more of it

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  8. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend :)

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