Giving Thanks, part 2: My Body

Today I am grateful for my body.  My body is different than it used to be, but I think I appreciate it more now than I ever have before.  Maybe because of this little fella:


It is incredible what my body has done!  And I love it so much.  Sure, it’s a little softer, a little saggier, and a little wider, but the beautiful stretch marks in my mid section remind me of the sacrifice my Savior made for me.  And I am so grateful for them.

My body is strong.  It is healthy.  It functions properly.  It is beautiful.  Even at 20 pounds heavier than I used to be.  I feel so blessed that I have made peace with my body after so many years of battling it.  I know a lot of women who are still in that battle, and I don’t ever want to go back to that place.  I feel great about myself as I am trying to slim up after having a baby,  I don’t need to wait until I’m at my goal weight to feel great.  I can feel beautiful during the journey.  And I do.  Because my incredible body has given me the greatest gift I could have ever been given. . . 
And my body is sacred to me because of that.  
Motherhood is true beauty.

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