This is a picture of Baylee's Halloween costume: Hello Kitty.
My adorable little girl.
My funny, caring, outgoing, social, loving, observant, full of life, beautiful little girl.
As her daddy I take it as a deep personal responsibility to shower her with love, affirmation, empowerment, wisdom, and build up her self-respect so that when she is older she doesn't feel it necessary to dress up like a slut in order to have fun on Halloween.
Her decisions will be her own.
But it's my role to give her a foundation to make those decisions, and impart to her through our relationship the self-respect, confidence, and know how to be able to make the best ones.
Dear Lord - please help me!
What matters is not your outer appearance—the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes—but your inner disposition. Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in. 1 Peter 3:3-4
The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord. Psalm 45:11