It has been 19 months since she found out she had cancer, probably two years since she was feeling herself.
At this moment, we are awaiting the results of her tests - so far, what's come back has been good!
Sometimes our very idea of what beauty is has been tampered with, don't you think?
I have a cedar board in my closet with the words By Design on it. It was originally the bottom of a hamper, but one day I looked at it, and knew I needed to see it more often. (Not that I never empty the hamper, lol, but the hamper broke.) :) Simply remembering those words helped me so much.. Seeing them every day and being reminding that I was designed by God - and that He finds me beautiful!
Psa 45:11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.
Isa 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
Ecc 3:11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.