Happy Monday Makeover Day to YOU! Since it's MLK day things are a little hectic around my house since there's no school, but Luke still had basketball practice this morning so I had to run him to that which is a 30 minute drive AND the roofers showed up this morning to put our new roof on! Hence the tardiness in this post. I like to have it for you first thing in the morning but it looks more like noon is my deadline today!
Today, I bring a bit of a different makeover to you. (And because I NEED some makeovers, girls!!!! If you like these makeovers I'm begging you to get me YOURS.....it's the only way the Monday Makeover post can continue.)
I receive lots and lots of emails each and every day and I love them so much. A few weeks ago I got one and I'm going to share it with you. It's a letter from one of my blog readers who also read my book.
So, for today's Monday Makeover Model, here is a letter from MICHELLE!
I have a question about the Monday Makeovers. My makeover has really been more of an
internal change than an external one. I was raised by a woman who is very artistic and has excellent taste and so I have always tried to dress and look my best. I did get rid of the black and a few colors that weren't right for my soft ash blonde coloring but other than that the change on the outside of me has not been that drastic; so I don't know if that would make me a very good candidate for your blog.
I want to tell you how much I loved your book, I even bought an extra one to loan out to my girlfriend and Mom. Besides learning to pick the colors that are best for me you encouraged me to accept and love myself. I never had a healthy self image, even when I was at a lower weight I always saw my flaws and imperfections - some of that was self inflicted but most of it was from the lies that the devil whispered or shouted at me himself or using other people around me.
I am 5'4" and currently weigh *** (you and my doctor are the only ones who know that!) (Don't worry Michelle, I didn't tell! SB) anyway, after 21 years of marriage my husband left me for a young woman and it devastated me. I thought he didn't love me anymore because of my weight (even though I have always tried to camouflage the "fluff" by dressing nice) and because my body was not young and perfect. Imagine my surprise when I saw his young girlfriend and saw that she was bigger and lumpier than me, I really was upset thinking there was something seriously lacking in me!
God started working on me before I ever read your blogs or book, but He definitely used you to let me truly see with the scriptures that He doesn't just love me but that He is enthralled with my beauty! My weight hasn't changed, I still look like me, but
I have a confidence and a glow from the inside out that I have never had before.
So, whether or not you can use my testimony, I have to tell you Thank You! Thank you, Shari for encouraging me, thank you for being obedient to God and writing this book, thank you for being the wonderful amazing Christian beauty consultant that you are! Thru the grace of God, His love and goodness, you have helped to change my life and I will never be able to tell you how eternally grateful I am to you for being a part of that!
God bless you completely!
In His Love,
Oh Michelle, thank YOU for that amazing letter. I am humbled that I get to do what I do and that the God of the universe allows me to do it.
Girls, I don't like to "toot my own horn" or even let you see others who toot it for me, but her letter touched my heart so much I wanted to share it with you. And just so you know, the credit for the book goes upward...to Christ who allows me to do this thing I do.
Love to each of you,
Author of Good Girls Don't Have to Dress Bad