“There was a part of me that was like I really want to fall in love for real because I loved my husband but I never really felt seen by him and I was like… you know what, I want to be with someone who really truly sees me and loves me… and I realized just the other day that like… the person that I actually get the gift of falling in love with when I die… is myself.”
This part undid me. So many women look for validation outside of ourselves. Are we a good momma, a good wife, are we sexy enough, smart enough... those are all just names for external validation.
We are so busy judging ourselves by external measure that we often have no idea who we even are, much less love that person. So lovely. Thank you for this.
Suzanne V. Tanner — you gotta come read this. You’ll like it. ❤