My husband removed my dresser mirror…
Because I asked him to.
Sounds weird, I know. If you allow me but a moment I believe that you will understand my seemingly insane moment. You see, I am a product of the world. I have judged myself off of how I look for years, silently tearing myself down if I didn’t look how I wanted to.
I am sick of it.
I’m tired of my reflection being a form of misery for me. And over the years I have learned something very valuable. No matter how thin I am I will always be too hard on myself.
Mirrors here. Mirrors there. Mirrors everywhere.
When does the insanity stop?
In my house I took a step in the right direction on my own personal journey when I asked my husband to remove my dresser mirror. A breath of fresh air in my bedroom. Calm amidst the storm inside my own critical soul. (a fault I am not proud of)
So are all my mirrors gone?
We have a full length mirror and we have the mirror in the bathroom. Neither are as massivley large as my dresser mirror was. As for the empty space where my dresser mirror once was, my husband hung my favorite picture of the Blessed Mother and Baby Jesus there for me so that every time I look there I am encouraged instead of being tempted to tear myself down. What I see now lifts me up. If we were staying in our rental a little longer I would add some flowers around the picture.
Ladies, wouldn’t it be nice if we could learn to recognize things in our life that could possibly trip us up on our spiritual walk, on our journey of being a happy and healthy wife and mother? Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could recognize them and remove them? What if we could be on the offense instead of the defense for once?
I think that this is something to ponder and to pray about.
All I know is that over the past few years I have begun to take control of outside factors in my life. The Lord tells us to think on what’s beautiful, what is true and what is right.
So that is what I will do.
I’m also blessed to have
a strong voice my husband in my life to help guide me. For years my husband threatened to remove all the mirrors in our home. (which of course he never did) So when I asked him to remove it he jumped on it! 🙂 His threats suggestions (lol) had taken root in my heart. And then one day I thought, maybe he’s right? Maybe I don’t need that many mirrors if they cause me such issues. Whether one suffers from self criticism or vanity they are both unhealthy. My sweet husband also told me he just wished I could see myself through his eyes. To this day I don’t see myself the way he does, sadly. However, I really wish I could. Often I get a glimpse of how he sees me when I look in his eyes. According to what I see, I sure must be beautiful.
Tyler, I love you, baby. Thank you.
Till next time y’all…