Monday, June 29, 2009

It's on like Donkey Kong

I'm declaring war on a poor body image. For far too long, I've picked apart my appearance with the precision of the two plastic surgeons from Nip/Tuck. My talented cousin Erica took this photo at Jack's baptism, and in my mind I zone in on these huge bags under my eyes (I've always had them - it's not just a "tired new parent thing"), the acne scars from first trimester on my cheek, and some crazy rolls on my neck. This is how my mind processes the photo:
Then I took a look at the whole picture, and noticed what a little cutie Jack is.
Then I looked at his eyes. The adorable little apple of my eye has the same bags under his. Why is it that I can love everything about him, but dislike the same thing on me?
I'm over thinking like that, and am done doing it. My body grew and produced a delightful little cherub and birthed him without using medication. The LEAST I could do is give my body a break and celebrate it rather than constantly put it down.

9 comments:

Carly said...

i think you look gorgeous in that picture!!!

Connie said...

Hallelujah, Sarah! And you are gorgeous...every bit of you!

Anne Bailey said...

And you're a freaking HOTTIE! All the time! You're soooooo pretty.

Shannon said...

Its sad, but we are always our own worst critic...

If you'd like MY opinion, I think you are beautiful, absolutely beautiful!

Elisa said...

are you kidding me!? you look terrific in that picture - and ALWAYS!

Troy said...

she is a hottie bumbalatey. she is gorgeous and she is all mine. she also has body karate and a ten on my finger scale. that means I would cut off ten of my fingers if she let me make out with her. All kinding aside babe you are gorgeous.

flojat said...

I think all three of you look great! Hottie!

Ro said...

That is a GREAT picture. You three look beautiful. You are gorgeous, hon!

Tammy Spence said...

Sniffer
I'd do you
Love Tammy Jo