Monday, 12 November 2012

To My Body I Promise

Dear Beautiful Little Defective Body of Mine,

We have sure had our ups and downs. And we have not always had the healthiest relationship. You were constantly falling short, and I have struggled to love you.

I wanted you to be more. I wanted you to be healthier. I wanted you to be stronger. I wanted you to be better. I wanted you to be different. I wanted life to be different.

I took my frustrations out on you. Sometimes I punished you with unhealthy foods in unhealthy quantities. Other times I deprived you and pushed you too hard. I was critical. I was hurtful. And I was mean. But I was angry, and so very sad. I can see now that you did the best you could with what you had, and what I was giving you. For all of this - please know that I am truly sorry.

Today, despite your flaws, I can finally see all of your beauty. The scars that mark your skin signify the hard battle you have fought and the strength you possess. It has been a tough year, and I know it has been hard on both of I us. I have asked a lot of you, but I have learned to love you better now.

I will never forget all that you are, or question what you are capable of.
We are in this together.
So I promise to love you and care for you the way you do for me.
Thank you for all that you do, and for being perfectly imperfect.

Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,