Love yourself for the sake of your children.
Ladies, we all have our insecurities, things we don’t like about ourselves, but we owe it to the little ones in our lives to be positive about ourselves. We owe it to our daughters and sons (and sisters and brothers, nieces and nephews) to not speak poorly of ourselves. At least not in their presence.
I came across a story entitled, “When Your Mother Says She’s Fat”, by Kasey Edwards. Kasey talks about how her mother’s negative self-talk shattered and reshaped they way Kasey viewed her.
This is an important story.
We need to cherish what our baby girls and boys think of us in their formative years. To them, we are superheroes. Let them hold on to that for as long as they can, because God knows that when they become teenagers, nothing you do will be right.
Ladies, get beautiful photos of yourselves. Get photos taken of yourselves that you cherish. No more hiding from the camera; be in the photos with (and for) your children.
Imagine, in the distant future, your children showing their children photos of you and the memory attached to those photos aren’t what happened that day, or how loving you are and were. No, the memory is of you saying that you hate how ugly or fat you think you are in those photos.
Be careful how you talk about yourself, especially in front of your children.
To read Kasey Edwards’ piece, click here.
*You are BEAUTIFUL. You are always beautiful.*
***UPDATE 02/18/2016*** Kasey has written another article that further punctuates the importance of existing in photos for your children. Read “Why do mothers hide from family photos?”
Here’s an excerpt:
“I don’t wish I had photos of my mum because I want to admire her physical beauty. I don’t care if she was fat or thin or anywhere in between. I want them because photos are mementos from my childhood, and it’s not complete when she is absent. Growing up, she was the most constant thing in my life, and it saddens me that there is very little record of that.” -Kasey Edwards