First there was Bruno Mars, with Just The Way You Are
"I know, I know
When I compliment her she won't believe me
When I see your face (face, face...)
There's not a thing that I would change
'Cause you're amazing (amazing)
Just the way you are (are)
And when you smile (smile, smile...)
The whole world stops and stares for a while
'Cause, girl, you're amazing (amazing)
Just the way you are (are)."
I remember lying on my couch, listening to this song, crying my eyes out, thinking "if only he (my husband) felt about me this way. As soon as I got into my counselors office, I told her about this song, and my thoughts, and also how I wished my parents loved me that way when I was younger.
Today I really listened the lyrics of John Legends All Of Me
"'Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections"
Again I wished these specific lyrics applied to my relationships.
And then it came to me.
If I want my people: husband and parents, to love me in this way, then shouldn't I demand it from myself to? Should I not show the world that this is the kind of love I deserve?
The obvious answer is YES YES YES.
The reality is, this will be hard, but now I know when I hear these songs, I can sing these lyrics to myself, for myself, just me. I too want to love all my "perfect imperfections"