I do have a more positive self image than I did in high school. I have learned to appreciate and love the curves God has given me. My husband tells me I am beautiful inside and out and...let's be honest here...loves my body too. Well, it's time to do my part to promote positive self body image. Here goes folks....like it or not, this is me. And I'm beautiful.
At our wedding rehearsal
Wedding day with my beautiful mom
My beautiful daughter Callie helping me put on makeup
A month after we got married...moving in to our "new" place
Yeah...Maisey is thrilled...Not!
These are my calves, which I may or may not have referred to in the past as "full-grown cows" and "turkey drumsticks." But they help me climb stairs and hills like no body's business.
So what brought all this on? Did I watch one too many Dove soap commercials promoting real women and true beauty? Did I watch one too many episodes of Intervention featuring anorexic and bulimic girls? Nope. I read the blog Mom Tried It and her post about the image we have and promote to our children and others around us. Kim hit the nail on the head and said what she had to say so succinctly. She has a blog hop going on. Go check it out if you are interested.
And look in the mirror and tell yourself you are beautiful. It's true, you know.