Where you might see dark circles or crows feet, he sees the lovely eyes that reflect his image when you gaze upon him.
If you see a waistline that’s not cooperating with your favorite jeans, she sees the soft, warm body that gives her comforting hugs – and the best place in the world to nestle.
Your hair might be looking flat and lifeless to you, but to him it’s a luxurious silky flowing mane to twine around his fingers.
Maybe your mouth leaves you wishing for a pout more like Angelina Jolie’s. Just imagine – your little girl sees a beautiful smile that radiates love and sweetness. She lives to see your smile.
To your child, there’s no one more beautiful or smart than you. She wants to be like you.
He wants to look at you carefully before you turn out the light, to keep your face close as he goes to sleep.
When your little girl or boy is happy or sad, frightened or filled with anticipation, hurt or happy, you’re the first person they think of. They can’t wait to see you again – when they first get up in the morning, when school is finished for the day, or when you come home from the grocery store.
You are the best playmate, the best dinner date, the most engaging conversationalist. Your opinion matters more than anyone’s.
You thrill by simply paying attention – just looking at your baby can make him deliriously happy, producing fits of giggles. When you talk and listen to your older child, she knows she is important.
You are beautiful in your child’s eyes.