God spoke to me as I lay in my bed last night. He said, in a voice I felt more than heard:
"You are not a Leah. I did not work, did not die because I loved someone else and you just happened to come with the package. I saw you from the first, beautiful one, and loved you. You do not have to strive to earn my love, you do not have to compete for my affection. You are the bride who has stolen My heart, you are the one I have fought for. Do not live like a Leah when I have called you a Rachel; do not live as one unloved when I have called you beloved."
Then I fell asleep and slept soundly.
*Note: References from Genesis 29:16-28.