Being told at a young age that you're not pretty is an issue that many young girls face and, a lot of times, girls never get over that.

However, in this case, Debbie proves that beauty is only skin deep and that everyone is beautiful once they allow their beauty to shine from the inside out.

Dear Delilah,
When I was young, my oldest sister always reminded me of how ugly I was and I grew up thinking I would never marry or find true love. I went through high school very shy and didn't get to go to any dances or proms because I had in the back of my mind that nobody would want me or ask me.

When I met my husband, he asked me out on our first date after I graduated high school and we dated for four months, got engaged and four months later got married. He would continually tell me how lucky he was to have someone so beautiful to love and call his wife. I had trouble believing this for years because of my past.

Last year we were traveling and the song "You Are So Beautiful" came on the radio and he began to sing it to me. Tears started to flow and at that moment I realized how mean my sister was to have created such a lie in me. I am a beautiful person inside and out and my husband of 38 years continues to tell me often and sings the song to me every time we hear it. We still laugh, hold hands, and dance in the kitchen. We have been blessed with two boys and I have a beautiful daughter in law.

Beauty is only skin deep and when you realize that "you are so beautiful" you gain so much more from allowing that beauty to flow from the inside out!

Thank you for allowing me to share.

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Rachel Specht contributed to this post