“And I said to my body, softly ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath, and replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.’”
When I first came across this I felt such a sadness, I was afraid to give it to much thought. But the God I serve was very persistent in me revisiting this message.
This morning as I buttoned up a size medium shirt, I had not worn comfortably for a couple years now, this quote came to mind and I felt such guilt and shame. I have been so mean and unfriendly to my body, it’s entire life.
A body that produced the strength to bring 4 little humans naturally into this world. A body that has two working arms that allow me to embrace my babies every chance I get. A body that houses a set of eyes that are blessed to witness the smiles on my children’s faces. A body that contains two working legs that will tour a college campus today, with my first born.
So after I took this picture and cried my little heart out, I gave my body a little hug and thanked it for being unbelievably kind to me, regardless of how unfriendly I have been to it.
I pray that anyone who needs this, receives it, and decides to friend their bodies today.