In this post, you will find 8 rare pictures of Rachel Farnsworth (The Stay At Home Chef) with her husband Stephen.
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Rachel Farnsworth with her husband Stephen before she had her jaw surgery
Here is what Rachel had to say about this photo:
This was the very first picture of me ever put on Facebook 14 years ago today. I didn’t allow my photo to be taken very often back then and I certainly didn’t want it on Facebook. You see, this photo was taken a couple of weeks before my infamous jaw surgery. I was “deformed” and ugly and I thought all of my problems were about to be solved and I’d finally be beautiful and happy and live happily ever after and never be self-conscious ever again.
The surgery would come and go just weeks after this photo was taken. I quickly learned a valuable lesson: 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐟𝐢𝐱 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟.
But you know what else I learned? This man in the photo with me that looks like a teenager but isn’t? While I sat there in the hospital having just had my entire jaw cut off my head and screwed back on, swollen and drool pouring from my mouth….this guy would grab the suction tube and suction the spit and blood from my mouth. We weren’t married or even engaged. We had only been dating for a few months.
𝐈𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐈 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐚𝐰 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐣𝐚𝐰.
Now, lots of other people did see past it. I know they did. But I was so engrossed in self hatred that I couldn’t see how many people didn’t care and loved me for me. I sure wasn’t one of those people.
𝐈𝐭 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐦𝐲 𝐣𝐚𝐰 𝟔 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐲, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬.
Learn to be happy with yourself the way you are right now. Don’t wait to be happy until you have lost X amount of pounds. Don’t wait to be happy until you put your makeup on. Don’t wait to be happy. Period.
𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐰𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐨𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐚𝐝𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐚. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐰𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠. 𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦.
You are worth loving just the way that you are and the person that needs your love the most is yourself.