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A letter to my body 1 yr PP (Emily)

June 8, 2010

Age: 23
1 pregnancy, son is 12 months old, 1 yr PP

Dear body,
Thank you for all that you have given me and others. I am sorry for what I used to think of you, I was wrong you are beautiful. I promise to never be ashamed of my body anymore. I promise to love this body and treat it with respect for the rest of my life. I promise to be PROUD of my belly, my breasts, my scars. I created and brought a life into this world and so far have nourished that life with only my body. I am too insignificant to realize the gift god gave me by making me a woman. I am a creator of life and beauty, I do not have to look like a bikini model to be happy. I am a mother, like the earth with hills and valleys. I love you body!!!!

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18 Responses to “A letter to my body 1 yr PP (Emily)”

  1. van Says:
    June 8th, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Beautiful letter! :) what a beautiful attitude you have. this is something all mothers need to learn.. their bodies are amazing! :) and you look beautiful!

  2. DL Says:
    June 8th, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I am 1 year pp too and thank you for your amazing post, very inspiring and you are beautiful!!!!!

  3. Sarah EP Says:
    June 8th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    That was so inspirational! Thank you Emily for sharing your letter with us. You look beautiful! :)

  4. Sara Says:
    June 8th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    A healthy mother’s body is the most beautiful body- just ask her children!!

  5. Jess Says:
    June 9th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    You are a beautiful strong woman, we are so blessed to be able to bring life into the world and we have our bodies to thank for this. If only young women these days where exposed more to stories like yours instead of being overwhelmed with pictures of rich stick thin airbrushed models, which leads them to to upset and dissatisfied with what they are after childbirth. Our strech marks are tattoos of life, our breasts are a well’s of nourishment, and our bodies carry prouldy the shape of a mother… You are an insperation

  6. Lizz Says:
    June 10th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Oh Emily, your so beautiful!

    And I look up to you, your such a wonderful mom <3

  7. Lahla's mommy Says:
    June 10th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I love it emily:) you are beautiful. maybe i will put myself on here…i been feelin down and frumpy.

  8. Emily Says:
    June 11th, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Thanks everyone for the comments, I almost didn’t post pictures but I am glad I did. It has helped me accept and love who I am today.

    Love! <3 <3 <3

  9. Jessica Says:
    June 11th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Absolutely breathtaking! The pictures and the letter! Thank you for being such an inspiration! I hope to aspire to feel as comfortable and confident with myself!
    Thank you!

    <3

  10. I-dra Says:
    June 17th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    I really like this entry. I love pregnant mamas in bikinis! So adorable! The most beautiful I have ever felt is when I was pregnant on the beach. Thanks for helping me relive a wonderful memory.

  11. Antoinette Says:
    June 19th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Thanks for your post it was beautiful and it brought tears to my eyes. I feel so ungrateful!

  12. Jess Says:
    June 20th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Your post is beautiful. Im also just over a year post partum and I am just learning to accept, appreciate, and love my body for what it is. Your post made me feel strong and beautiful and I think its really inspirational of you. Way to go momma, keep up the good work :)

  13. Sabrina Says:
    August 3rd, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    This is my new mantra. Your photos are my new mantras. This is so poignant and real and beautiful. Thank you, thank you!

  14. Mab Says:
    August 11th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Thank you so much for writing this. I read it and felt like I was reading it to my own body. I forget sometimes that my body IS so amazing and has done so many amazing things, so thank you for reminding me. And, you’re right: I do not have to look like a bikini model to be happy. Thank you!!

  15. Courtney Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    thank you :) you are wonderful

  16. Mary Says:
    September 22nd, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Great Post :D

  17. Kirsten Says:
    September 1st, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Beautiful!!!!your words and your pictures!!!

  18. Catherine Says:
    March 16th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    What a beautiful mother and woman you are!!

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