Right here. This moment. I have finally arrived…. at the time in my life where I can say kind words to my body when I see myself in a photo, and in a bathing suit nonetheless. What a victorious feeling, a huge weight lifted from my energy source that I unnessarily carried with me for many, many years. This beautiful body that has served me 44 years to date, and for that I am most grateful. I now treat this home for my soul with the respect it deserves. It has proven time & again that it wants to heal and has an incredible capacity to do so. I wonder if parts just are to difficult for it to heal completely, but I will carry forward with all my strength to provide it the nourishment & help it needs to continue supporting me. I embrace every flaw, for they belong to me, they are mine & I earned them. Every dimple, every stretchmark, every freckle, every bruise, every scar and so on, they simply remind me of where I have been, what I have done and what I can handle. I’m sharing my feelings with you today in hopes that you one day, can and will embrace your body with the same unconditional love. It is after all, the only place you have to live.
Photo taken @ Vedado Beach, Naples, FL
Living with cancer.
Feb 15, 2015