Thursday, July 14, 2011

My belly

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The other day I was standing in front of William as he was sitting, facing me, on the bed. "Mommy," he said, putting his hands on both sides of my belly, "your belly is amazing." He was smiling and looked totally blissed out.

"Mommy's trying to make her belly smaller." It was a reflex reaction. Something I think about every time I put food in my mouth or look at a menu.

"NO, no, no, no, no, no, no mommy!!!!" He cried. "Mommy, it is amazing! I love your belly." Then he lifted up my shirt and kissed it.

How often do we stand in front of the mirror tearing ourselves apart. How often do we think I'm too fat, have too much acne, I hate my wrinkles, if only . . Our spouses tell us that they love us no matter what - but they know that they have to say that, so our thoughts go, so it doesn't really count. Our teenagers tell us that we look wonderful when we are dressed up, but they don't want to hurt our feelings, do they? But a four-year-old's thoughts are pure. They haven't learned what they are supposed to say, they just say what they feel. What William taught me is that while I may be unhappy with some superficial thing, those around me, those that love me, they love me for me, belly and all.

9 comments:

janis said...

out of the mouths of Babes. So true...they tell it like it is. What a precious William you have♥

Lois Evensen said...

Sweet. :)

faith76 said...

Love is x

Ellie Hirsch-Mommy Masters said...

What a great story! It's so true...someone else might think our faults are actually our strengths! Kids are the best!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on Mommy Masters! I love your bio description on Google! See you on Linked In!
Ellie

Chrissy said...

That is so cute...beautiful!

Cinner said...

Erin this is one of those special moments. it put a smile on my face. I think this is wonderful. your william sounds very precious. take care.

Carolyn Counterman said...

Ah. If I could love my belly... great to have honest eyes of a little one that sees us more like God sees us!

Echo said...

Hi new follower from LBS. Your little one sounds like a sweetie!

Brenda said...

Hopping over from inCourage BlogFrog community. This was a great reminder to us all. Kids have this way of putting things in perspective!

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