“What a waste of a body!”
I’ve heard that at least a dozen times in my life.
Usually prefaced with – “how tall are you?! do you play basketball?!”
When I reply with No, that’s the usual response.
What a waste.
I used to believe it.
As a 6 foot tall teenager who couldn’t make a sports team to save my life (I even heard a swim coach laugh at my attempts) I really didn’t understand WHY I was so big.
Why I took up so much space.
Why I couldn’t get a date because I towered above the opposite sex from 2nd grade on.
Fast forward and now I know.
Yes I’m tall and big.
But I am strong.
I am noticeable, which I use to hate but now I see the blessing in being recognized and heard.
I am a large presence in body & mind.
I grow babies in a long torso and wrangled in 3 wild little boys at a time and could hold them safe close to me.
I can lift furniture with my husband.
I can see well at concerts.
I can reach all my cabinets.
Sure I can never be fully submerged in a bubble bath, I can’t lift my hands up in rooms with ceiling fans, and I have to do a deep squat in public restrooms to see my face in the mirror BUT I’ve found that taking up space is what I was meant to do.
You are just the size you need to be for your purposes in life and I REALLY believe there is beauty in every size. ♡♡♡