Selling Myself Short

27 Sep

Me and my Shirley Temple hair!

As I was running this morning, I got to thinking about how I’m my toughest critic.  Sometimes I don’t give myself a break.  For some reason, I don’t normally give myself credit for being the best wife, friend, daughter, sister, person I can humanly be.  Dr. B says one of the reasons he married me is because I have an uncanny ability to look at myself from an unbiased standpoint.   If Dr. B and I have a disagreement, I have no problem examining and articulating what part I played, and how I affected the situation.   I’m saying all this to say, I’m not perfect and I beat myself up when I make mistakes, especially as a wife.  Just because I have Mrs. in front of my name now, doesn’t mean I’m a new person.  I keep trying, everyday.  I put one foot in front of the other and I pray to God to help me be the wife Dr. B needs me to be.  But, I’m the same sometime moody, regimented, clutter-free, dry wit, running addicted, no pork and red meat eating, disliking Sci-fi, shopping loving girl I was before I got married….And you know what?  It’s  perfectly fine!

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3 Responses to “Selling Myself Short”

  1. Bernard September 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    I love you just the way you are
    By Billy Joel

    Don’t go changing, to try and please me
    You never let me down before
    Don’t imagine you’re too familiar
    And I don’t see you anymore
    I wouldn’t leave you in times of trouble
    We never could have come this far
    I took the good times, I’ll take the bad times
    I’ll take you just the way you are

    Don’t go trying some new fashion
    Don’t change the color of your hair
    You always have my unspoken passion
    Although I might not seem to care

    I don’t want clever conversation
    I never want to work that hard
    I just want someone that I can talk to
    I want you just the way you are.

    I need to know that you will always be
    The same old someone that I knew
    What will it take till you believe in me
    The way that I believe in you.

    I said I love you and that’s forever
    And this I promise from the heart
    I could not love you any better
    I love you just the way you are.

    I love you baby. Even more today than yesterday!

    • natashawilliams September 27, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

      Thank you sweetie! I’m trying to be a better me, not different, just better. 😉

  2. Newlyweds Guide Francesca September 28, 2010 at 5:58 pm #

    I think most women are too hard on themselves. I know I sure am. Thanks for posting this and reminding all of us that imperfection builds character and we all just have to be the best we can be and not perfect. In fact, there’s no such thing as perfect. Congrats on this important revelation!

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