Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. (Proverbs 31:30)

I don’t aspire to be a Skinny Bitch. I do pick on myself, as most women do, but in a world full of superficial role models, and in a house full of young girls, I know that I need to stop that.

What does God value? What does He applaud as a woman worthy of praise?

It’s hard not to sigh at the scale. It’s hard not to be frustrated at my reflection. I want to point out the chubby girl I see in photos now, who’s sitting around with my head on her body and say, “That’s not me, is it?!” I fantasize about the day my jeans are loose again; heck even the day that they actually zip.

I was recently told by a friend that she overheard two women in their 50s (one that I don’t even know) rush to Facebook to giggle about how much weight I’d gained this past year.

You can’t hurt me with that. I can always lose some weight. But what are you going to do about the fact that you’re a shallow gossip? Lord, forgive them.

As Marmee says in Little Women, “If you feel your value lies in being merely decorative, I fear that someday you might find yourself believing that’s all that you really are. Time erodes all such beauty, but what it cannot diminish is the wonderful workings of your mind: Your humor, your kindness, and your moral courage.”

I have found that I can be quite joyous at any size, and I encourage my friends–don’t worry if you aren’t a “skinny bitch” right now, I’m writing a better book–Chubby Sweetheart.

I will never regret one pound I gained growing my 5 beautiful daughters. I’ve got time.

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5 thoughts on “Plump Sweetheart

  1. I know you for some while now and I never thought of you as anything but beautiful, no matter of a little weight difference , specialty after giving birth to those gorgeous girls you have . You have inspired me to love my self no matter what stage I am at . because like you I have given birth to 5 children also. You just keep on pretty lady 😀

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  2. Nice to read. But there is one thing that I did not like. And that is that you called skinny people for bitches. Are you saying that every person that is happily fit, strong and in some people eyes they would be seen as skinny, is bitches?? I am strong and fit. But I definitely do not consider myself a bitch. So you might have to reconsider that you refer to skinny girls as bitches. That certainly does not make you any better than the 50’s women who talked about you behind your back. And I would tell you the same as you told them, Lord forgive you

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      1. I’m not familiar with the book, I just reacted that you used the words skinny bitch as much. A bitch can come in every size. I think you look good as you are, and you should not think about how your body looks. As long as you are happy in your skin, looks should not matter 🙂

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