B: Body, Beautiful
It’s your’s. The dark lines of triumph or defeat forming on each side. The bumps, creases, and crevices of shapes finding their way onto new places. Newly found self-confidence or self-consciousness…it’s your body, and all yours.
Your body is growing a baby!
As young girls, we are taught that our bodies are our temples. They are to be respected, cherished, and loved. As teenagers we explore our bodies, we examine the changes, we equate our to those of our peers.
We experience puberty.
These beginning stages of adolescent life shape our thoughts and views on our bodies as we grow. Our bodies are telling us that we are able and capable of generating little humans.
We go through the motions and stresses of college, and the “freshman 15” daunts us as young adults. As adults, we get used to the skin we are in. We accept this womanly form that we have curated. And then one day it happens. You see those two pink lines indicating that you are growing life. New changes to your body.
More changes to your temple.
With each week, you’re growing. Your body taking different shapes and dimensions. Who am I? Whose body is this? Whose breasts are these?! The person you once were, doesn’t feel like the person you are now. The skin you’re looks familiar, but feels like a stranger. You adjust meals. You continually workout, stay active, and watch your activities. Monthly monitoring and bracing yourself for each new milestone until delivery day.
Your body is beautiful.
Your body is growing life, your offspring, your soul. It may never feel the same again, and yet the newfound purpose of who you are resonates with a new song. Remind yourself that it’s not forever, it’s only for now. Take the time to explore your new lines, your newly formed bumps, creases, and crevices. Know that this time lasts a moment in your life story.