Thursday, March 26, 2009

Self Confidence


Alright ladies. This post is for you. I just went to party where you got your tummy wrapped. Why? Well, I told the host I thought I could make it, it sounded silly, and yes, sadly this is my "problem area." About ten women got wrapped and sat around talking about how fat they were and how time was stealing their good looks. A couple women even said that they wouldn't tell their 8-10 year old daughters what kind of party they were going to because they didn't want their little girls to think about weight and self-esteem issues yet.

Let me remind you, YOU were once a little girl. You were a little girl who used to twirl to music and thought you were beautiful and thought that that freckle on your big toe was the cutest thing ever. You believed your dad or mom when they said, "You're special. You're extraordinary. You're beautiful." You believed them even when you had a poodle perm, braces and the beginning of acne. And now look at you. You have birthed, nursed, and loved your very own children and you no longer can see your beauty.

Move closer to your computer screen. I'm going into mommy mode a minute. I am putting my hands up and holding your face in my hands and I am saying, "You are beautiful and special and SO worthy of love." And please, guard your ears and eyes from whomever or whatever that says you are not. Guard YOURSELF just like you guard your own children.

6 comments:

Brenda said...

AAAAMMMMEEEENNNNN!!!!

Sonny said...

Thanks for your post, Laurie! Boy do we women need to hear that. Thanks for the reminder!

Amanda said...

Amen and amen! Not only is that kind of talk usually untrue, it's got to be one of the most boring conversation topics ever!

Kim said...

Beautiful Post!!

Bradi said...

Preach it woman!

MiniMe Mom said...

Good reminder!