Today I went to the pool with my aunt and cousins because they were visiting.
After I’m in the sun for a while, my rosy cheeks come out a lot more and I just realized it’s pretty against my freckles.
Today I looked in the mirror while I was cleaning the sink, and I smiled because I heard my younger cousins and sister laugh at the television playing in the room across.
As I continued to look in the mirror to double check on spots that I may have missed, I glanced over my smiling face.
When I saw the rare and wild image of myself, I was like ‘whoa what the hell’ and began to smile a little bit more.
At that moment, my cousin, Nick came into the bathroom to get a brush and he saw me smiling at my reflection.
He returned the smile and said “Yeah, I know. You’re really pretty. Whoever has your heart better hold it tight and never let you go because, wow, you’re a catch.”
He then gave me a kiss on my rosy cheek and left me smiling even more.
He made me love a small part of me I never, once, looked at twice.