Words I Love

posted on: Friday, May 31, 2013

" ...It is the stories and the cherishing that make us beautiful. May you catch each falling moment in your hands and kiss it as it goes." -Mary Wein 'These are the Lines of a Story'

Those are the last words from an essay that I just read this morning, after a friend posted it on facebook. And now, my heart is a lovely mess. You seriously need to take 5 minutes and read it. I was left in tears. Good tears.  It is too precious and filled my heart with so much truth and love. Written by a mother, embracing her body and the beauty of this story of life. Grab a tissue, the last paragraph was it for me, as she wrote to her son...get ready. I want to raise my boys with this heart and ode to true beauty, helping mold them into amazing future loves and husbands. It's given me a whole new awareness of how I see and treat myself, especially in front of them.  *insert love filled sob here.* Anna, I'm so glad you posted this.

Love and happy reading. 

8 thoughts:

  1. Thank you for sharing, I'm going to read it now!

  2. Thankyou for posting this, Jess. I just shared it with my mum - we're both a bit tearful. This has opened our minds and enabled us to see ourselves through one anothers eyes...it will be impossible not to love ourselves now!


  3. Very nice!
    Thank you

  4. Sooo thankful you shared this beautiful story! Made my heart melt and made me feel significantly better about what my plus size body was able to do (not just for my son, but me as well).

  5. Side note - you make the cutest babes, I swear.

  6. I've read this a few times, always because someone has re-posted a link, and it's always at an opportune moment. Thanks for sharing it. I needed the reminder.

  7. Jess, did you ever post your birth story for baby #2? I can't seem to find it...


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