Every Friday I team up with my friends over at Five Minute Friday for a writing prompt. Five minutes! No editing. No overthinking. Just letting the words flow. Todays word…
I’ve got a mom pooch. Yes you read that right.
The pooch in the center of the stomach region that sticks out a bit too far when relaxed, full, or when I’m simply not paying attention. You know the one.
I’ve started noticing this pooch a bit too often over the last month or so. You see, my kiddos are growing. I’m almost two years since having my last child. I’ve been working out more and eating better over the last 9 months than in my entire life.
(NOT in an effort to lose weight, but experiencing freedom in healthy lifestyle…I digress…)
One would think with all the “good” things I’m doing and doing it consistently this whole pooch thing would be a thing of the past. But do you know what I’m learning?
My kiddos DEPEND on my mom pooch.
It’s the perfect pillow for relaxing on the couch. It’s the best “shelf” to sit on while I carry my 30+ pound almost two year old around throughout the day.
And it stretches and shrinks just enough to stay ready for another baby if the Lord see’s fit somewhere in the future (NOT an announcement!!)
When I workout each morning my eyes struggle at times to look past the pooch. But when I realize this pooch is a reminder of my kids DEPENDENCE on me and the Lords provision I see beauty in a body He has strengthened and designed for His purposes. I see an instrument in the hands of THE Creator instead of an ornament to be on display to critiques and opinions of others.
Embrace the pooch mommas, your kiddos DEPEND on it.
(I should probably say as my kiddos grow and I continue to workout if said “pooch” decides to take a turn and disappear you probably won’t hear me complain, just sayin’!)by