May 30, 2011

becoming like the flower

I see them through the viewfinder of my camera.  There is a space between me and them that is hindering me from seeing their true beauty.  It's not until I put my camera down and just look, I see their true beauty.


She and I took over fifty pictures of those flowers that day.  We laughed as people stared at us and the cameras around our necks.  We talked about anything and everything.  Sharpening each other.  Like iron sharpens iron.  But what we didn't know, and what we are still learning, is that we are becoming like flowers.


Beautiful, gentle, strong.  We are becoming the girls God created us to be.  Together.   


We are determined to be the girls who are not looked at only through a camera lens, but the girls who are looked at with respectful, interested, honoring eyes.


We want to be the girls who aren't sold for $2.95 instead of their $8.50 original price.  Because, you see, Someone has already made a purchase before us.  He was the $8.50 that was sold for $2.95.  He was and is the One who is teaching us to become like the flower.  My question to you, girls, is this:  Do you know Him?  Are you striving to become the girl He wants and created you to be?


8 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures!! This post was just beautiful :))
    -Jocee <3

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  2. These are all so gorgeous!

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  3. i love the pictures. all of them!

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  4. Love this post Olivia!!!! What a great reminder!

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  5. Beautiful pictures, Oliva! I really love this post...one of my favorites so far :)

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  6. beautiful photos! & to reply to your comment, yes I love the battery grip! ;)

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  7. I just want to say again how much I love this post!!! Thanks for the encouragement!!!!!

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