One of our favorite things about running this blog is the chance to meet some really genuine and kind women from all over. Brooke from KBStyled has been such a pleasure to get to know. Her sweet heart completely matches her outer beauty. We are excited for you all to get to know her too!
How do you find beauty in family life (especially Motherhood) when it can be challenging?
“When I sit back and admire the family that God has blessed me with, it is so easy to see the true beauty that comes from being a Wife and Mommy. Being a Mommy is the most challenging yet rewarding job that I have ever done and my children are constant reminders of life’s beautiful moments. They keep me grounded and help me remember what is truly important in life. Seeing life through their eyes and watching them experience things for the first time reminds me of ALL of the beauty that surrounds us on a daily basis. When things are challenging, and believe me we have plenty of challenging moments, I take time outs to look around, recenter myself, and appreciate my many blessings. Life is not perfect but if you allow yourself to appreciate the small things, everything always appears more bright!”
What characteristic makes someone truly beautiful?
“My Mom always told me to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” and I have always tried to live by that rule. All of my life people would comment, “she is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside” and often times I would pause and wonder if I were really living up to that compliment. I always strive to let my inner beauty shine and the one quality that I personally feel truly makes someone beautiful is kindness. Being kind to others is so important and although in the often times cruel world that we live in now, kindness can be hard to come by, I firmly believe you should always show kindness to others, no matter if they show you kindness in return.”
Tell me a story of true beauty in regards to your relationship with your husband?
“My Husband and I have been married for almost 9 years but have been together for 13 and I have learned a lot from him over this time. He has truly helped me discover more about myself in my adult life and has helped me become a better person overall. He helps keep me centered as well and often times helps me think through things more rationally. I am an emotional person and I sometimes react in a way that is far from beautiful and he always provides me with a different, usually a much more positive, perspective on things.”
“I feel most beautiful being a Mommy to our two children. Being in this role makes me feel so very important as I know how much they need me and look up to me. I have been given a gift of parenting two beautiful children and helping shape their futures and their outlook on life. If I can teach them to be kind, generous, caring, loving & to have faith (among other things) I know I will have succeeded in teaching them some of the most important character qualities.”
As a mother, what do you want your kids to know about true beauty?
“As a Mommy, I want my children to know that beauty truly does come from within. It is about who you are as a person and how you treat other people. Showing others kindness and empathy will always let their best qualities shine. And just as my Mom taught me, I will teach them to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”…The Golden Rule!”