Dear Former Body

As I was rummaging through my old writings I came across a few letters I wrote from when I was about thirteen. My inspiration for this writing came from there.

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https://hylaandpeterechols.com/2014/09/05/her-identity/

https://hylaandpeterechols.com/2015/06/26/make-up/

Dear Body, I’m sorry for looking away as soon as I would catch my reflection in the mirror…. 

I’m sorry for masking myself with make up and replacing my confidence….

For the times I should of fed you and didn’t……

When I should’ve kept you out of harms reach and put you in the dead-center of it…. 

For not letting the tears that should’ve been righteously shed but instead ignored….

For burning myself out with lists beyond lists….

For allowing my mouth to kill and not save….

For allowing my thoughts to invade truths Christ always wants to whisper to my heart….

Apologies are great but no one believes them until they are seen through action and so body I’m ready. 

I’m ready to take off my mask…

To surround you in good company…

To let the tears fall…

To shut the mouth of this lion…

To rest in Christ. 

Sincerely, 

A Changed Heart.

 

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29 thoughts on “Dear Former Body

    1. Thank you I hope you were encouraged. This is the sweet adventure God takes us on and although I still may struggle how he sees me is what matters in the end.

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  1. “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1

    No one can love more than God; He loved us even while we were sinners rebelling against him while Christ died for us. He still lets us to call Him Father. No one should ever feel abandoned, useless or insignificant. Everyone who has belief in Christ is a precious child of God!

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  2. You were quite the poet at 13! I went through similar insecurities as a teen, and although many years have passed, .I find myself still worrying about the same things. Writing and reflection and a lot of prayer really helped with that anxiety.

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  3. Well said! My prayer is that my daughters come to do and to believe many of the things you mention. Especially, surrounding themselves in good company, and resting in Christ. Thank you for sharing these hear-felt words.

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  4. Reflecting on the past can be hard at times. Especially when we seen where we’ve done wrong. But that is how we grow! Thanks for sharing this very relatable🙂

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  5. Oh, so glad to see it signed “A Changed Heart”. The one that resonates with me most is “For allowing my thoughts to invade truths Christ always wants to whisper to my heart….”

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