My toddler got a hold on my phone and managed to snap this photo of me.
Here is Mom wearing no makeup. She's stressed from a play date gone horribly wrong. She has the beginnings of a headache. She has holes and spills on her shirt and pants. She has diaper cream in her hair. She loses her temper. She questions her abilities as a mother. She has doubts and fears.
Yet through the lens of my toddler, I see laughter, and fun. I see patience and love. I see courage and warmth. I see apologies and forgiveness. I see the beauty and strength of a mom. Perhaps I should view myself through her lens more often.