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Young and Free (Melissa)

September 7, 2010

It’s hard some times to look around at the girls my age. This summer most are still following the latest fashion trends, wearing bikinis, and sporting tans. I was 18 when I got married, and had my first child a year later. Now I’m 21 with two kids. This is a beautiful thing. I don’t fit in low rise jeans, the cute bras at target don’t come in my size, but I regret none of this! My two beautiful kids were grown, nourished, and brought into this world by this body. This is a beautiful thing. I’m a mother, a wife, a baker, a seamstress, a photographer, a twenty-something. I may not get to go to the movies on Friday nights, but I know what I’m capable of. This should be no secret, this is a beautiful thing.

21, two pregnancies. Children are 27 months and 7 months.


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7 Responses to “Young and Free (Melissa)”

  1. melissa Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Well put!

  2. Susy Says:
    September 7th, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Don’t even look at girls your own age. They are at a different place in their lives. Look at all the other lovely moms on here. Our bodies have changed but like you said, they are still beautiful.

  3. M Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Oh….that is beautiful. Bringing life into the world is true beauty. Besides outter beauty will always fade eventually and then we are left with what is inside us to determine our beauty. It sounds like u r gorgeous on the inside and that will never change.

  4. T Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    I commend you on your attitude!!!

  5. Adrian Says:
    September 21st, 2010 at 8:22 am

    How nice to read something so positive! You’ve made sacrifices and given up some carefree years, but on the other hand you’re fortunate to have met the right guy early in life and you’ll be able to interact with your children while you’re young and full of energy. And it’s not suprising if you have no regrets about what motherhood has done to your figure, because you look lovely!

  6. Ann Marie Says:
    September 21st, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    You sound just like me. I was also married at 18 had a baby a year later and just now had a little girl who is going to be 4 months next week and I am now also 21. I feel the exact same way knowing I will never again look the way I did and my body will never again compare with girls our age that have never had children, but those girls are at a completely different stage in life than we are. They have no idea yet what it is like being a mother and a wife and boy it sure is a very hard job but totally worth it. I would never give my kids up just so I could have my body back, they were worth every stretch mark and every inch of saggy skin on my body now. They are my world :) Im glad to hear you are also positive knowing that your body is beautiful b/c it is and our babies would not be here if we could not make sacrifices like we have. Our bodies were definetly the reason why they are here today. Good luck with the two little ones and keep thinking positive you are doing great!

  7. Rebecca Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 10:56 am

    You are so completely awesome! And beautiful, to boot :)


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