“We are not defined by our mistakes or our past. We are defined by who we are in Christ, and that makes us unconditionally loved, beautiful, and wonderful.”
Tell us about yourself, Natalie!
Hello, I’m Natalie. I am 44 years old and I have a beautiful, funny 15 year old daughter and a 3 year old terrier mix. Some of the things I enjoy are traveling, music, dance, and antiquing. I’ve been married & divorced; however, even though it took 43 years to find him, I finally have a wonderful man in my life. Looking back now, my life has been nothing like I expected it to be. I’ve come to realize that that’s okay. Through it all, I had to learn how to fully surrender my life to Christ. I’ve made mistakes along the journey, but I’m so grateful and thankful for God’s extended grace and unconditional love. That’s what’s gotten me through it all and continues to do so. I had to become solely dependent on Him. While we endure things we don’t always understand, He makes all things new according to His good & perfect plan for our lives. Through the years I’ve discovered my true self and strength. I try to stay faithful, work hard, push through, and persevere. As a result, I’ve witnessed the fruit of His many blessings. He has turned brokenness into something beautiful.
How did you come to understand your inner beauty?
I came to understand that what’s in our hearts is what truly makes us beautiful. We have to ask God’s help to free us from anything that is not beneficial, whether it be bitterness, unforgiveness, etc.; there is freedom and beauty in doing so.
This project is all about inspiring women to see their beauty. What parts of your story can you share to help women to understand their own beauty?
We are not defined by our mistakes or our past. We are defined by who we are in Christ, and that makes us unconditionally loved, beautiful and wonderful.
Tell us about your experience with the photo shoot.
I was truly humbled and honored to be a part of such an important and moving project. Every woman needs to feel and know her value and worth!
My photo shoot made me feel like a princess for a day. It felt like a mini vacation for me! I felt pampered, beautiful, rejuvenated, refreshed. I soaked in and enjoyed every minute of it.
Jesus has made you beautiful!
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