I see your point. Its hard to see how pretty she is when you KNOW what she'll look like soon. Wouldn't it be nice if you didn't know...then you could be all awe shocked when she looked like the 2nd picture! I think she's pretty reguardless of her color!
Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.