Feb 15, 2012

Thank you, body.


Thank you, body, for...
walking me gently through the first 34 years of my life
for bouncing back even when I mistreated you
for nimble hands that wrote plays, stitched quilts, made free throws

Thank you, body, for...
safely delivering two babies into this world without medical interventions
long strong arms to hold my babies and show them the power of a mother's love
for breasts that nursed two children and nourished their delicate bodies and brains

Thank you, body, for...
filtering all the poisons from the air, water and food I've ingested over the years
for staying awake at the wheel when my brain shut down that night
legs that walked out despite the fear that seized my mind

Thank you, body, for...
walking me down the aisle a second time
for surrendering to love and embracing the joys of marriage
and for keen senses that appreciate beauty in all its forms

Thank you, body, for...
another chance to express my essence 
for releasing the weight that served as armor
and for showing me that it's never to late to be who I might have been



5 comments:

Megan said...

I totally agree!

anita said...

nice!

Positively Fit LH said...

I love this.

appletree said...

well said

Jack said...

Wow, babe. I hope you know how amazing these gratitudes are. I am absolutely floored by them! I love you!