I attend a very large church with many services plus we live in a suburban area that has a lot very good jobs so there are always new people coming into the community. So today, like almost any day, I see someone I haven’t seen before. As we pulled into the parking lot this beautiful blond woman in a simple brown knit sleeveless dress with a perfect tan was crossing the lot with her family to get to the church building. I thought wow, I wish I could look somewhat like her. I try not to let that happen too often but she was it and so it did.
We parked and scooted into mass just before it started. The sanctuary was really packed; we had to search for a spot with three spaces available. I found one; the nice woman sitting on the end moved way down so that DH, DS and I plus another woman could be seated. Now, who do you think was sitting directly in front of my DH? Oh yes, the beautiful woman in brown. I felt so bad for him, having to be so close to her. I know DH is a visual guy — what man isn’t. He spent most of the service with his eyes closed because he is so faithful; such a godly man. I tried to not notice her and to remind myself that she isn’t perfect that she has her share of problems and heartaches just as we all do. I prayed that God would let me be my version of beautiful a year from now so that I wouldn’t have to feel this envy. I asked God for forgiveness for letting myself get in this shape, for not looking like the woman my husband deserves to have for his mate and for help in getting myself under control.
It wasn’t just this woman was beautiful but she also appeared to be very good mom which made her all that much more attractive. I truly hope God richly blesses her and I pray for any problems or concerns she has in her life. I also pray that she and her family enjoy a beautiful relationship with our Lord.
Peace be with you.