I read this letter recently, standing in the kitchen during a quiet moment making dinner, and I couldn’t help but let out a small sob as I read this part:
Body, you were a rockstar during labor and delivery. I trusted you to handle the pain of a natural childbirth, since you’d been there once before, but you totally impressed me by your strength the second time around. The next time you think you can’t do something or any time you second-guess yourself, I hope you’ll remember 11:11am on June 16. That was all you!
I love that. A good reminder to be kind and have appreciation for these bodies of ours. They’re pretty great.