Long legs and arms; the tallest in my fifth grade class. I prayed, God please stop growing me to be so tall. I do not want to be a model. That’s all I heard it seemed growing up. You are so tall and look like a model.
I always felt like an ugly duckling. I was very tall with long limbs. My body frame was very skinny. I was told that my back side was flat as a wall. Yes, I was very insecure. Not, to mention I had scares carved deeply on the sides of my legs and hips. Very visible to me. No one seemed to notice them. I didn’t know that then. I realize it was only I Being hard on myself.
Did God answer my prayers. I guess I may never know. I do know this. He wants me to be proud of who He has created me to be, scares and all. He may have answered my prayers. I believe that because I now wish I had not complained about my tall slim body. I now appreciate my long limbs. Yes, and maybe being a model wound have been absolutely, okay. Well my legs and arms are long, but I stopped growing. I’m not as tall as they or I feared I would be.
There are seasons in our lives and I have now reached a unique yet familiar one. I’m not a model and will never be, but in some ways the path that I’m on could easily lead me that way. There’s a greater assignment than just being a model. This modeling position looks a slight bit different. I have a message to share with women everywhere through this blog.
Tenaciously Me is a blog that uses its post, and photos to engage uplift and inspire Women everywhere with the message that Simple Can Be beautiful. Through fashion, lifestyle, health and wellness; simple and basic is where it all begins. I allow people into my world, now age 53, to share my personal healthy lifestyle practices in hopes that it would encourage them to create there personal healthy lifestyle and love themselves for who they are; becoming!
Now, come to think of it. We all are models. What are you modeling today. What impression and impact are you making. Who are you and what do people see when you model around each and everyday. I hope you are modeling a role that is positive, encouraging, uplifting, and packed with good morals and values. That’s my prayer for you!
Wow, that felt good. I’m happy with who I am; becoming. That what I want for you too.
I am a laid back, easy going person. I love to laugh and have a great time. I find good in every situation; love to encourage others in this way as well. I've never meet a stranger. I enjoy being out and about sharing the love of Christ. I live a life of prayer of thanksgiving for great things for all. I love spending time with my family; this is where you can find me mostly. In order to be a greater part of my life, others have to genuinely receive the whole package. I love to give so that others might be blessed. I am happy and confident in whom Christ has created me to be; to which I have not always been this way. I am thankful that God has trusted to me with His heart. I am honored and blessed to be a positive impact in your life.