After 41 years of hating her body, one mom finally let go of her reservations and learned to love herself—and its all thanks to her children. Kirsten Bosly, a mother of two, was on a sunny beach vacation with her family when she realized she forgot to pack her board shorts: The one thing she’d always worn to the beach to cover up what she believed to be an ugly body. But, after seeing a Facebook post urging mothers to take photos with their children while they can—something Bosly typically avoided because of her “resentment” of her body—Bosly decided to let go of her fears and enjoy her vacation with her children—board shorts and cover-ups be damned.
[post_ads]In a now-viral Facebook post, Bosly wrote, “Today marks a new beginning for me. For most of my life I have hated my body. Despised it. Loathed it. Resented it. Wanted so very much for it to change; for it to be smaller, thinner…less ‘fat.’…The truth is, I’m tired of being ashamed of my body; it’s done nothing but support me for 41 years….so today I let go. I let go of the hatred and resentment of this body of mine and chose to enjoy it for what it is; my body.”