This morning while brushing my teeth I did something that’s unusual for me, I stood in my full length mirror and looked at my naked body. No big deal normally but what was different was that for the first time in a very long time, I appreciated it! I look at myself everyday but I am hyper critical and pick myself apart from head to toe. Some days I can’t seem to find one good thing to say about my body. … NOT TODAY!
Today I saw myself the way I really am, not perfect but a beautiful brown healthy woman. I saw a body that is strong enough to give birth to six children, survive 3 major surgeries, 2 c-sections and still healthy enough to run after a six year old in her 50 ‘ s (and I do mean run). I’m a little over a week away from turning 51 years old and I’m extremely grateful that God has saw fit to extend my life this long.
I’ve always been satisfied with my facial features for the most part, I’m aging beautifully so I have no complaints but my body not so much. I’ve had large thighs all my adult life and since those six babies, I’ve developed what I call a “kangaroo pouch” which I hated. However upon looking myself over this morning, I declared out loud that I look good. And I do! I will love this body that God gave me, I will appreciate the strength it possesses and celebrate the beauty that it holds.