This post has been such an inspiration to me. My kids think I’m beautiful too, big belly and all! They don’t see the fat, tired Mama. They see the mum who loves them most and does everything with them, and hugs them all the time and stays in their corner, no matter what. Kids tend to be a lot more honest than adults. 🙂

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Me, 35 weeks pregnant in a bikini. 

Bridgette Tales

Flipping through the pictures on my phone, I see it.

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My first reaction is shock. Who took this hideous picture of me?

Self-loathing and disgust swell up and threaten to bring me to tears.

Just as I am about to hit delete, my boy walks in the room.

“Do you know anything about this picture?” I ask him.

I turn the screen so he can see it. He smiles huge.

“I took that of you in Tahoe,” he says. “You looked so beautiful laying there. I couldn’t help it mom.”

“You need to ask me before using my phone to take pictures,” I say.

“I know,” he says. “But mom, seriously, look how pretty you look?”

I look at the picture again and try to see what he sees.

My daughter walks over and takes a look.

“That could be a postcard mom,” she says smiling. “You’re so beautiful. I…

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