Hold it right there.
I’m not saying what you think I’m saying.
Most people have a love-hate relationship with their bodies. They’d like this part to be a little skinnier/fuller/perkier/etc, and that part to be a little less wrinkly/saggy/freckly/etc. But overall most bodies run pretty smoothly. They take us through the milestones of sitting, standing, walking, talking, processing food properly, learning quadratic equations, going to college, living on our own, getting married, and finding another well-running body with which to produce new people, who will follow the same cycle.
Sure, I have parts that I wouldn’t mind rearranging a little, but ever since Sienna was diagnosed with FOP, I have been in awe of how many things my body can do correctly. Things that I have always taken for granted. I met all my milestones growing up and even made it through a great college, swimming competitively and only giving my body a second thought when I injured things from overuse or wore myself out from late nights studying. (Yep, definitely just studying. Future Sienna who is reading this, college is JUST for studying)
Sienna’s body, on the other hand, has a faulty gene that tells it to keep making bone on top of her existing skeleton. Just one little gene gone haywire, and it can change everything. If the research doesn’t continue, it could land her locked in place completely. (But the research WILL continue, donate at www.siennasflowergarden.com to help fund it – every dollar counts!)
Yeah, there’s a strategically placed child in the picture that I’m sharing, but hey, my coworkers read this. And the point of this post is not to ACTUALLY show some super hot body. The point is to show that I’m happy with this body, which gets me from one place to another and which hopefully helps me take good care of Sienna.
So go ahead, everyone else, give your well-running body a break. Spend today not looking for your body’s flaws, but appreciating it for everything it can do.