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What My Mommy Taught Me About My Body

 

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Mom, is this my ‘bad’ finger?” I retorted as I burst through the kitchen door.

 

Earlier that day, my middle finger stuck out slightly and a boy yelled, “eeewww that’s the BAD FINGER!!!” and I had to find out the truth.

 

Was this my ‘bad’ finger? I needed to know.

 

Mom, is this my ‘bad’ finger?” I inquisitively ask and my Mother’s answer will forever be etched in my memory.

 

No, Melodee. God made all your fingers good. You don’t have any bad fingers. All the fingers God gave you are good.

 

The next day, I intentionally stuck out my middle finger and when that boy yelled, “ewwww that’s the BAD FINGER!!!!”

 

I looked him dead in the eyes and said,

“NO IT’S NOT. GOD MADE ALL MY FINGERS GOOD!!!!”

 

Silence.

Not a pencil drop could be heard.

The truth needs no interruption or explanation.

 

Whether it’s body fat, hair texture or skin color.. it’s easy to be sold a bunch of you aren’t:

 

curvy enough, skinny enough, bigger breasted enough, tighter butted enough, smaller thigh enough, straight haired enough, curly haired enough, tan enough, dark enough, light enough, smart enough, pretty enough, successful enough, rich enough and the list goes on a mile long” pack of crap.

 

Ugh. ENOUGH.

 

Truth be told? You aren’t broken. Neither are you bad.

 

You need less enhancement, and more acceptance.

 

God created your skin color, hair texture, & body composition exactly as He saw fit.

 

It is beautiful, remarkable, valuable, and oh so original.

 

I get that it is hard to get from “Ugh. Why did God create me this way?” to “I am beautiful.” and it may even sound cheesy to look in the mirror and say, “I love myself. I love myself. I love myself.

 

So, I won’t ask you to do that, it is important to get real in order to heal.

 

My challenge for you is answering a simple question, what’s something that your mother said to you when you were a little girl that has shaped how you see your body?

 

It can be anything and there is no wrong or right answer. No judgment. Only data.

 

Leave a comment on the blog (please do! You’ll encourage other women too!) and share with us something that your mother said to you as a little girl that shaped how you saw your body?

 

With love & grace,

Melodee

 

P.S.

A little random schpill on acceptance:

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