When her little girl mentioned that she didn't think she was as pretty as Elsa, one mom told her daughter the truth: that she's far prettier than her current "Disney crush."
However, the child didn't believe her mom and this parent understood why. So she was determined to show her daughter exactly how beautiful she is, both inside and out. "You are 5 and so it's a quick fix: dress, flowers, forest. I am on a mission to show you what I see every single day," she shared on the Love What Matters Facebook page. "I think, as you are lifting your hands in the air, that we should do this more. Me and you. Dress up and celebrate who we are. We should twirl more. We should strut."
After her mom snapped some breathtaking photos, her child went about her day, but her mom couldn't stop thinking about the impromptu photo shoot and what sparked it.
I'm still here, wondering how I am going to teach you something that I am still learning myself. How do I raise a woman that accepts, embraces, revels, and celebrates who she is? How do I show you the path to self-worth that women seem to trip over their entire lives? Because what you felt earlier, the dark I saw in your eye: it's a lie that whispers in every woman's ear. All of us. You are 5. And you heard it. It won't always be as easy as a pretty dress and photo shoot. And what when quick fixes don't work?
One day, her daughter will have to work out loving herself on her own, but whenever that time comes, her mom will be by her side. "And I will twirl, even when I look ridiculous," she wrote. "Because you need me to. Because I am beautiful. Because you are beautiful."