Raw post: Me after washing my face this morning. It’s been 12 years since the road rage attack which left me with these scars, along with many additional (visible & invisible) injuries & scars. ⌚️It’s taken me a while to get to this point- ❤️loving myself enough to not be too TERRIFIED to share a pic like this.
I’ve never been a fan of wearing makeup foundation of any kind, so I’ve learned to use moisturizer as a “base” to help blush and concealer go on evenly(thanks for teaching me 10 years ago @dianehphoto !!😍). 📸Pictured: Before using moisturizer, & in bad lighting(& at these hooorrible angles), and my scars seem to stand/jump out. So I did something CRAZY, and took selfies! 🤳🏾 #shedidwhaaat 🌟I’ve always hated the scars on my face the MOST. I mean unless I wear a mask, I really can’t hide them. Oh, how badly I’ve wished for a mask to wear! (Haven’t we all wished to hide a part of ourselves at some point though? Can i get an amen?!?🙌🏽) 🔂Back to my scars (squirrel!). I basically had my driver’s side window explode into my head, face, neck, arm, and chest with the final impact. Glass embedded in me like shrapnel, my jaw ripped apart. Then the attacker drove off & left me there, as if I were a rock or bump in the road he hit. ⚠️TRUTHS: I am still valuable with these scars. I am still beautiful, I am still worthy of love & respect.
I am not a product of what’s happened to me and I will choose to not be defined by what has happened to me, because I am defined by who Jesus IS, all HE has done, and all He is STILL doing. I will keep speaking these truths, even when I don’t feel it, because the Word of God is alive in me. I thank the Lord for giving me humans in my life who also speak God’s truth to me. So I’m here to tell you: DON’T be scared, be vulnerable & be YOU. Y’all have a #BLESSED Wednesday, smooches!!💋💋 💖~Ashley
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