I was driving in the car today, listening to my Ipod and this Nichole Nordeman song came on.  Although I have heard it many times before, it struck me today how much it connected with the entry I posted yesterday (especially the part I put in bold.)  It is called "Anyway:"

Bless the day
This restoration is complete
Dirty dusty something must be underneath
So I scrape and I scuff
Though it’s never quite enough
I’m starting to see me finally

A gallery of paintings new and paintings old
I guess it’s no surprise that I’m no Michaelangelo
Every layer of mine hides a lovely design
It might take a little patience
It might take a little time

But you called me Beautiful
When you saw my shame
And you placed me on the wall
Anyway

You who have begun this work will someday see
A portrait of the holiness you meant for me
So I polish and shine
til it’s easier to find even an outline of mine

But you called me Beautiful
When you saw my shame
And you placed me on the wall
Anyway
Anyway
And you placed me on the wall
Anyway