am the mother of two boys.
When my youngest
was born with a cleft
lip and palate, I went through
a period of change.

I began to realize
that everything I had been
conditioned to believe
about beauty
was wrong.

There is so much more
to a person
than his or her allotment
of conventional beauty.

There is a whole world of beauty
that isn't about

My message to you?
Look deeper.

You'll see it in
the curl of a smile,
the glint of an eye,
The outstretched arm of a
child to his father.

There is Life in Beauty
and Beauty in Life.