it’s interesting to me to see the different mom cliques & mom shaming that goes on.
although I do not take part in it, I quickly realized after becoming a mother that it’s like middle school on steroids.
first of all Instagram is not a great depiction of REAL motherhood.
no social media outlet is.
I’m determined to use this blog for good,
so I think it is important that my readers know that I’m not 100% happy with my body.
and it’s also important for moms to realize that your body WILL never be the same after baby.
and that’s not always a bad thing.
and although I have many stretch marks to show for each and every one of my pregnancies,
I can tell you this:
from conception to birth God’s majesty is shown.
how God in his infinite wisdom could use women as a vessel to bring forth life;
that in itself is a miracle.
as Psalm 139:13-14 says:
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
I often wonder how anyone could ever question a creator
when they have heard their infant cry for the first time.
to keep myself on track and not turn this into a small sermon
I will get back to my point by telling you again:
mama, you are beautiful.
the bags under your eyes.
the disheveled hair.
your mismatched outfit.
the scars you bare from carrying a HUMAN inside of you for 9 months.
we all have the same common goal for our children.
no matter what body frame,
difference of education,
or health choices we decide is best for our babes;
we are on the same team.
let’s work on building each other up,
not tearing apart.
little eyes are watching.
so here is a picture of my imperfect body after baby.
I know there are mamas out there that are way more fit,
but this body gave me three beautiful souls
and for that I am eternally grateful.
Happy Wednesday friends.