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A letter to my body 1 yr PP (Emily)

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!!!!

in Belly, Breasts, Cesarean, First Pregnancy, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Pregnant, Reader’s Favorite, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Uncategorized, Update
18 comments… add one
  • van Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 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!

  • DL Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 9:09 am

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

  • Sarah EP Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 2:30 pm

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

  • Sara Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 2:37 pm

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

  • Jess Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 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

  • Lizz Thursday, June 10, 2010, 12:23 am

    Oh Emily, your so beautiful!

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

  • Lahla's mommy Thursday, June 10, 2010, 2:03 pm

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

  • Emily Friday, June 11, 2010, 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

  • Jessica Friday, June 11, 2010, 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!


  • I-dra Thursday, June 17, 2010, 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.

  • Antoinette Saturday, June 19, 2010, 8:26 pm

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

  • Jess Sunday, June 20, 2010, 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 :)

  • Sabrina Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 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!

  • Mab Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 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!!

  • Courtney Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 10:41 pm

    thank you :) you are wonderful

  • Mary Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 5:20 pm

    Great Post :D

  • Kirsten Thursday, September 1, 2011, 5:50 pm

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

  • Catherine Friday, March 16, 2012, 4:58 pm

    What a beautiful mother and woman you are!!

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