Monday, February 13, 2012

My Dear Body Letter

Dear Body,
Wow... what an adventure we have been on over the last few years. It is amazing for me to think what all we have been through together. Some highs and some definite lows but through it all you were STRONG and remained faithful to me. Thank you just doesn't seem to cut it but. . . thank you.

I need to start off by saying "I'm sorry." I'm sorry for all the junk I put you through when I was acting selfishly and denying you proper nutrition and sustenance. I took you for granted, day after day after day. God made you perfect, in His image, and I treated you like you were nothing more but a screw up. It makes me sad to think of how my actions, behaviors and thoughts came across to you. You gave me some warning signs along the way, to let me know how my choices were directly effecting you, but I didn't listen. I saw the signs loud and clear but actively made the decision to ignore you. I am sorry for that and I understand why, as a result, I have endured some consequences. I tried to control you as a way to cope with underlying feelings and emotions that I did not know how to work through on my own. I vow to no longer manipulate you, ever.

Fast forward a few years. . . we are working together as a team and it feels SO good. I wake up everyday with a fresh perspective, ready to tackle and take on the day full of motivation and joy. I feed you well and in turn you provide me with energy to power through whatever God brings my way.

I love watching you change as I carry my little girl. Watching you change, stretch and ultimately grow a human being is more than amazing to me. And to think there was a time that I would rather starve you than be blessed by all of your God given instincts. I pray for you everyday. I pray that you will continue to remain strong over the next 12 weeks as I continue to carry Clara to full term (Lord willing).

I only have one of you and thus will embrace ALL that you can do and ALL that you are (curves included). I will speak kindly to you and treat you with the respect you deserve. You are strong. You are beautiful. You are an amazing blessing. Let's celebrate life together.

Love,
Brittnie

Did you write a Dear Body Letter? If so, please link up in the comments! Would love to swap letters and to see how God is working/worked in your life through the Love Yourself Challenge. 

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6 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful letter! I'm so thankful you are at this place!

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  2. Very neat to see the Brittnie I've always known is 150% back to herself. :) I love it and you seem so happy! Great letter.

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  3. I am so imperfect but from a young age I have always had so much gratitude for health. And then being able to carry and birth 3 children? The body is such a miracle that never ceases to amaze me. I love your letter.

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  4. This is beautiful! So inspiring, I'm going have to write one myself.

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    1. Such a beautiful and inspiring letter...
      I'm glad I found your blog :)
      I don't have a letter yet (but something I'm thinking about) But I just did a "my scars tell my story" picture post on my blog...which just explains my battle with binge eating disorder and the changes in my body.

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    2. Thanks for stopping by, Jocelyn. I am excited to read your blog!

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