I'm going to be 38 soon.
Really?? How is that possible??
Well .. it's the truth. And I am at a happy place in my life ... I continue to learn about who I am, and am having fun with that. Our kids are at a great age, I love our home - business is going well, and I after 20+ years - they still let me lead worship at church.
Life is good. I feel good.
And even the tiny battle I have with my body image is starting to mature, I think. At least it is for today *grin*. Things are changing, and I won't be able to stop it ... it's harder to lose those couple of pounds, like I used to do in a week. But I am stronger and healthier than I have ever been in my life - even with the odd sugar binge. It's pretty obvious that I'll never be taller *grin* ... my nose won't shrink *bigger grin* ... and my arms will alway be *cough* um, thick? But God made me, and He made me well.
We were away in Arizona for a couple of weeks with friends ... and I brought 3 swimsuits. One "tanning" bikini (that no one should ever witness me in ...); one two-piece that I can actually feel fairly confident in; and a one piece.
What did I wear? The one piece.
Oh, it's super cute ... solid navy, strapless (for no tan-lines), rouched, with a white band around the top ...
But ... it's a one piece. That's for old people, right??
Well ... I came to the conclusion that no one ever sees my tummy, so why would I expose it for a tan? And ... another reality is that I'm concerned about moles and the sun. I don't know about you, but pregnancies put added moles on my body and, yeah, I don't like to mess with that.
So, I've been covering up.
Now, maybe if I had a six-pack (is that what it's called on girls??), I'd prance around proudly. But I don't ... so, instead, it's me and my one-piece.
And I felt GREAT :-))). Although there are no pics of me in it to prove that I did ... thank goodness *wink*.
I took this pic with Katia during a day at the water-slides in AZ. You can kinda see the suit ... sorta. More pics to come ... I took advantage of the freedom of my Iphone for most pics, and with them all already edited and ready-to-go, I'm not sure I want to even go through my Nikon pics ...
But I will *grin*.
Speaking of pics, please go check out my latest session with Shawn and Erica Miller on my RedHanded Photography blog HERE. A preview ...
Have a GREAT one :-) ... I will be tonight, for sure.
I have a date with Lady Antebellum, LIVE in Vancouver. Oh yeah, baby.