I will be the first one to say that I level 10 hate wearing swimsuits. I always try to throw on a cover up but it still doesn’t help. And to be honest, it's because I don't LOVE the way my body looks -- To be completely transparent I have always been insecure about wearing a swimsuit because of a scar I have on the left side of my body. (I know, you can't really see it in this picture) There has always been this layer of skin that looks like a roll of fat because of my scar and I have been insecure about it.
But recently I have started embracing these insecurities while understanding that noBODY is perfect - especially mine! When I was 2 days old, I had open heart surgery after doctors informed my parents I probably wasn’t going to make it. They performed a surgery that was very risky and I came through with my scar.
This scar now serves as a constant reminder that the Lord has put me on this earth for a reason. It’s a reminder for me to lead a life of purpose, kindness and vulnerability.
Today I am accepting my body for its form right now, freckled and all - I am reminding myself not to always be critical, to accept myself for who I am and to remind myself and others of the beauty that comes from within. ✨