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Beauty by Example (and a giveaway!)

Posted May 02 2012 8:00pm

My mother is beautiful.  She always has been.  I hope and pray I have her smooth skin and her dark hair when I am her age.  She has yet to start coloring her hair and I’ll be polite and not tell her age.  But she was almost 30 when I was born and I’m 34…sooo…

Anyway, she is beautiful.

Here we are on my wedding day.  We both look a lot different now.

wedding day with mom. March 25, 2000


(But still totally hawt, right?)

I’ve said before on this blog that my mom is the best mom ever.  And it’s true.  Really, if I can be half as good, my kids will be so lucky.  I hope I can be.  (Alas, my father is fond of telling me, “Girl, you got every bad trait I have.”  Ha!)

But my mom isn’t just a good mom.  She’s an amazing PERSON.  My mom is the true definition of a person who is beautiful inside and out.  She has shown me time and again what it means to be a servant.  She served little children as a Sunday school teacher, kindergarten and preschool teacher for years.  Now that is something that takes a loving, beautiful heart!  She still serves her children even though we are all grown up, helping us take care of our own kids when we need it, even doing driving duty when our kids have more places to be at than we can be in at one time.  She volunteers doing funeral dinners at church, making sure a bereaved family will not have to worry about feeding a crown of mourners.  She serves, and that is beautiful.

My mother is beautiful inside and out, and she has shown me beauty by example.  I hope I can do the same for my daughter.

In honor of Mother’s Day, Olay has started a “ Beauty by Example” Facebook page .  If you go like their page, click on “Beauty By Example” and sign the declaration that your mom shows you Beauty by Example, P&G P&G will donate one ounce of Olay product (up to one million ounces) to look good feel better – a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of life of women undergoing treatment for cancer.

And to keep your outside looking beautiful (because I know your hearts are gorgeous!), we’re giving away an awesome prize pack of P&G Beauty products, too so you can pamper yourself!  Just leave a comment on this post telling us how your mom has shown you beauty by example.  The winner will be chosen at 6pm on Wednesday, May 9th.  Good luck!

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!  Thanks for showing me what beauty really is!


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