My Body Story

September 15, 2015

A few weeks ago I had a wonderful photo session done with a good friend of mine. Her link is under my picture that she took!!! Either way, I was so excited to see the pictures, and when they started being shown to me I was upset.

Not because Sara had done a bad job but because of my body. I didn't like the way I looked at them, instead of seeing the beauty all I could see was flaws. How many of us mommies dislike our "after kid" bodies? All we see are the problems, and not the miracle that are our bodies. So here I am examining my own!

The first thing I noticed was my upper arms. The women in my family always have thick arms but more then that- my arms lift my 25 pound baby and 40 pound little boy, numerous times a day. They support my boys when they are too tired to walk, or when they have fallen down. My arms are the ones they run too when they need love, or a hand to hold.

My tummy isn't flat. It's carried two large babies that were born by cesarean section.  This was my child's home, this is where they were created. This is where tey learned the sound of my heartbeat and voice.  It was inside me that they learned they were very loved.

My legs help me run after them , and help me play. They keep me standing so I can cook and put foods in their bellys. My thick legs help me lift them, knowing my back couldn't lift them alone.

My smile isn't perfect, but perfection wasn't what my son was looking for on his first day of school. Itwas my smile letting him know it would all be okay, and that I would be back to get him.  It's my face and smile that he wants to see when he's scared at night in his room.

Every bit of our "mom" bodies tells a story of the lives we've brought into this world. The next time you find a "flaw", think of what it's story might be.  I would love to hear them!

[caption id="attachment_119" align="alignnone" width="224"]My monkey, my stepson and me :) My monkey, my stepson and me :)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_118" align="alignnone" width="218"]Taken by: Sara Jane Rickett Photography Taken by: Sara Jane Rickett Photography[/caption]


  1. Nice blog, and so true. And you are adorable!

  2. alliethatsme11/6/15, 12:11 PM

    I love this so very much. And by the way, I honestly think you are one of the most beautiful people I have seen. You've got a glow!

  3. Aw thank you! You are very kind! It's the love that gives me the glow ( or this Arkansas crazy weather ) haha.


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