Thursday, September 18, 2008
Honestly, I'm frightened of being a Mom. Just the thought of someone absolutely depending on you for everything and trusting you to protect them give me heart palpitations. Especially in the world that we live in today.
I always think if I have a little girl, how am I going to protect her from the onslaught of distorted beauty images? I want my little girl to be happy and be a little girl for as long as she can be. I don't want her to think about makeup, shaving, heels, thongs, etc... We see all these images in magazines and television and if I, a grown woman, can have bouts of self loathing, what must these young girls feel?
We are all different. We must accept that. Brown, black, white, straight, curly, freckles, small breasts, big breasts, big nose, wide nose, high forehead, small lips,... we are all beautiful. We need to realize that and love our bodies for what they are. They are the only ones we have and God gave them to us for a reason.
I wish I was skinny, with long legs and a nice badonkadonk, maybe a smaller nose, blue eyes, straight hair... I could go on. But the truth of the matter is we need to love ourselves, flaws and all. Because honestly, most people don't see them as flaws.