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“Daddy, do I look beautiful?” I heard my daughter ask my husband from the other room. I barely heard what she said as I was in the kitchen washing the dishes, but her words struck a chord in my heart. My sweet girl, all dressed to go out, asked for her Daddy’s assurance that she was beautiful, that she was admired and special.

It hit me in that moment: this pure and built-in desire we all have to be loved, admired, and wanted. Just as my sweet girl wanted her Daddy’s approval and assurance of love, I so often cry out with the same questions. Am I beautiful? Am I loved? Am I desired?

Sometimes depending on who or what I’m asking, I’m met with assurance. Other times, I’m bruised with a response I wasn’t looking for. My heart is often searching for various things in this world to give me the assurance of love, acceptance, and contentment, but those things will never give me what I’m searching for.

Just as my little Eva went to her daddy for his assurance of her beauty, I need to go to my Heavenly Father for my assurance. Am I beautiful? Am I loved? Do you desire me?

And His answer will always be, “Yes, sweet girl. I made you with beauty like no other,
I love you like no one else can, and I desire you despite what you do or don’t do.”

I’m so thankful that my Father takes the time to assure me that I’m admired and loved by the simple reminder of listening to a little girl hear from her daddy that she is beautiful.

Originally published on the author’s Instagram page

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Natalie Howson Price

I live with my husband and two babes in Ontario, Canada.  I love to encourage others through my writing and believe that being vulnerable in my sharing can give others hope in their similar struggles.  

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