Sep 17, 2015


Dear Body,

The past several years have been a struggle, and you've been put through the ringer; shots, pills, procedures, and surgeries. There were times when I hated you, times I felt betrayed by you, and even times when I was terrified of what you were capable of doing.

But today we are entering our thirty-second year. I say we, because I finally feel a part of you again. After years of infertility I felt disconnected from you, and that's not an experience I would wish on anyone.

Last year on my birthday I wanted to savor where I was in life. This year the word I'm choosing is honor. I want to honor what you've accomplished.

You regulated how I gained pregnancy weight, and have been amazing at losing it afterwards. Not only do I weigh less than I did before I got pregnant, at a recent doctor's visit I was told this is the lightest I've been in years!

You carried our little guy in a pretty textbook (i.e. healthy) pregnancy. You stalled labor when there was a problem (the cord around his neck), and then recovered beautifully from a c-section.

You continue to produce milk - food to feed this little boy - and while there are times I resent pumping, it's an amazing thing you're doing.

So thank you.

Thank you for giving me the most breathtaking son. You've done so much, and this year, I will honor you however I can.

You did it. WE did it.

And I couldn't be more grateful.



Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Happy birthday, dear friend! I am so glad that the past year gave you the best gift you could have ever received! And I think deciding to honor your body is a great idea because it is very amazing that it brought a baby into the world and is sustaining him with milk! So way to go you! I hope that the year to come is an amazing one for you!

Nicole said...

Happy birthday!! You look GORGEOUS!

Nora said...

Love the mint green pants you are wearing in this photo! Happy birthday to you indeed, gorgeous friend. Wishing you and your body a wonderful day and a wonderful year to come.<3

Charis Faith said...

Happy Birthday!!! Here's to another amazing year!!!

Stephany said...

Happiest of birthdays, Becky!

BFraze said...

I hate to break it to you, but you are entering your 33rd year ... :)

BFraze said...

I hate to break it to you, but you are entering your 33rd year ... :)

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Katelin said...

Love this xoxo

Amber said...

I hope you had the most wonderful birthday! So glad you are feeling in tune with your body again now. It really has done amazing things for you over the last year! xoxo

Jenny said...

Happy birthday! And all the best for the coming year :D

Lauren| said...

beautiful post! Hope you had a wonderful birthday and the year ahead is full of so many amazing adventures :)

Kate @ said...

Happy very belated birthday. You're looking great!

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