Thank you for the beautiful inspiring story over on Casey's blog. I love that quote from your Mom about how you are a part of both of them. I think that's something we all need to remember more often. Also, your little girl is so beautiful!http://houseofwren.blogspot.com/
loved your story on Casey's blog. I think that's something more women with daughters need to realize. They notice EVERYTHING, and are constantly looking to their moms as examples! Your little girl is beautiful!
awwww you did awesome , I love how you do things with niamh and how it is passsed down through your mum, to you, then down onto niamh. Niamh is so gorjuss just like her mum hugs Lou xxxx
Loved your post over on Casey's blog and I wanted to drop by and tell you so! I think your perspective is wonderful - there is a balance between accepting yourself and knowing when you have to room to improve yourself. I'm finding that balance for my daughter's sake. And I loved what your mother said to you - I have never thought of it that way!
I'm now a new follower after that post you did girl. Your so beautiful. Your body is amazing! Seriously. You had two kids!??I am blessed by your testimony you shared. I suffered an eating disorder and body image issues and seeing your thoughts on Caseys blog really hits home and resonates because I am that same woman. I dream of being smaller but it seems impossibl. I don't know how to get focused and do it the right way. But God is good and faithful and I know that He will give me this desire... I just gotta learn to surrender my body completely to Him.Blessings to you!♥CheChe
wow. beautiful story. it's completely true too. i used to watch my mom obsess over her weight - always dieting / working out and so very critical of herself. now, after two babies, i find myself doing the same things. i may not have a little girl, but i know my actions will still effect my littles. thank you for the reminder that God has made us perfect. :)
I loved your post over on Casey's blog!! That was exactly what I needed to hear lately. Thank you so much for your strong words!
You are a beautiful gal, and so very talented, and sounds to me that you are also beautiful on the inside as well! It reminds me of my daughter. She has always been tall, and big girl. In kindergarten she looked like a 1st grader, a head taller and always big boned. In high school, it hit her hard, you know how mean kids can be in school. Well she quit eating, got too skinny and other things to go along with it, but she was still big boned. We went through a lot of things with her, I won't go into. Well now she is in her 30's and she is a wonderful person. She has hasimotto's disease, if I spelled it right, it kills the thyroid. I'm thinking all these years, a lot of her weight problems have had to do with this disease. Like you in my family the Callahan's have always been a little heavy and had weight problems. My father being a minister, talked to Carrie, and I don't know what he said, but after the incident at school and my parents picking her up and talking to her, she has not worried about to the extent of being consumed. Beauty is on the inside, and God's loves us thin, thick, tall, short, etc. There's always something about each and every one of us that we wish we could change. If we all looked alike and acted alike we would certainly have a dull world. I see beauty in you and your family, and in a gift that only God gives. You are so talented and very blessed! Hugs! Leah AnnI look at these women who think they are so beautiful and so stuck on their selves that when you really look at them and what's on the inside, they are very ugly. I really think on the inside they are miserable, so who wants to be miserable? :O)
Love it! Always love reading your post. Always makes me think of something in a better way. Hugs;Janette
Hi. I just met you on Casey's blog and had to click on as a follower. I love to be inspired. Especially as a mother. It is so important to teach our children from day one that they are ENOUGH, that they are so BEAUTIFUL, that they are everything and more, to have the courage and strength to be themselves. Because one day someone is going to come along and tell them otherwise- And they will know that this person, the tv or the magazine, is wrong.
awwwww, great blog post!!! thankyou for sharing:)))
Words of wisdom & I'd never thought of how much God grieved over me & in my own mental distress. All you say about impressions as a child rings so true. Finally understanding that I'm made the way I am & being able to accept myself physically is a small miracle. I still struggle with my own humanity. Thank you for making me think & remember to be thankful for where I am now. You are very real & have a wisdom that is quite remarkable. Much love from me.Paula (PEP)
All I can say is thank you for that post. It was so wonderful and inspirational. I must keep all your words of wisdom in my mind as I look at myself, and my daughter looks to me. Much love, and God bless you and your beautiful family!
love your post over at casey's - sooo beautiful and well-written. thank you, friend. :)
your guest post was absolutely beautiful! thanks for sharing!
What a beautiful and inspiring post. God doesn't make mistakes. We are not flawed. It's so easy to feel insignificant and unimportant, but God would never ever create us as an "accident." Thank you for sharing.
I just read your guest post at casey's--it was so lovely, honest and real. You and your sweet girl ARE both so beautiful :)
New follower via this post on Casey's blog…such a great quote from your parents, and loved that you mentioned how God views us, amazing to reflect on…great post!
Such a thoughtful and truthful post you wrote. Just knowing that you recognize how much influence you have in your kids' lives is testament that you love and care very much. I have often been overwhelmed at the thought that my kids are taking so many cues and developing habits and dreams and opinions in large part because of me. It make me more aware and also so grateful for God's mercy and grace. I read and loved your thoughts on the big starry sky too. Enjoy what God has given you and keep loving your kids and self just as you are. It's been nice getting to "meet" you.
I enjoyed the post you did over at the Wiegand's blog. It was my first time there and here. I have a girl and boy and I'm already seeing the importance of body image etc even with my son (he's the older of the two). This was a good reminder of being thankful for what God has given us.
I just found your blog through Casey's. Thank you for your beautiful story. It took a long time for me to be accepting of my body as well. I am excited to be a new follower!
I just found your blog via Casey's blog as wel, and you're very inspiration. I have a 3yo and you've really opened my eyes on how I behaviour regarding my self-image...http://jennifer-ramsay.blogspot.com/
You post was amazing, truely inspiring. I know that growing up I felt the same way. I'm a small gil, but still a bit bigger then some of the other girls. I was never fast at running, but lately I've realized that I can run a distance (i literally just finished 7 miles before sitting down to ready your post... my internet went down and I had to do something.) You have a very interesting look on life that I never thought of. I've always had bigger thighs and hips then the other girls who were around my size. I guess it just comes from the women in my family. But I've slowly (very slowly) started to just accept that and like the way I am. I spent a lot of time trying to live by other peoples standards.Thank you again for sharing your story. It was beautiful.And your daughter is simply precious.<3 Jenn
Krista-Like everyone else has commented, thank you for sharing your story about your body image struggles. I've been following your blog for a couple months now, and you continue to be an inspiration for me as I work through my own eating/body issues. -Brittany
I have to tell ya, you got me all choked up, because we have led very similar lives. And now my baby girl is starting the insecurity thing...and she is only 5. It breaks me to hear her say people will make fun of her, or that she isn't beautiful....oh it breaks me! So I work extra hard to be a good example. We are a very healthy and active family, but I never want her to feel like she isn't good enough...we tell her that God makes us this way...blonde or brunette, tall or short, strong and smart! I hope it sticks with her..xo
HI. I'm here from Casey's blog, and I just wanted to say YOU are gorgeous!! I wish I had a style similar to yours. Don't get me wrong, I'm ok with who I am, but I'm ever changing and looking for new ways to express myself. Know that you are admired for your strength, your personality, your creativity and passion, and your beauty. Thank you for sharing! I'm a new follower, I can't wait to read more!Digger ~xoxo~http://digdeeperdesign.blogspot.com/
Awesome blog post. I'm a lurker on Saturated Canary.. your post brought a tear to my eye. I think every mother can relate to not wanting to project our insecurities on our little ones. I have a 5 year old daughter and I'm constantly filling her with thoughts of how beautiful, smart, funny and amazing she is. I tarnish those thoughts when I stress over my own image. Thank you for the beautiful reminder!
Beautiful guest post!
what a beautiful and inspiring post,... It really made me stop and think. Thank you for that and thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. I have to say that you and your daughter are absolutely gorgeous and I LOVE your styles!
loved your post over at Caseys, and love your blog! what a beautiful and blessed little fam you have! cant wait to read more from you...:) blessings to you today new friend!
Loved your guest post! "Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised." Proverbs 31:30- Sarahhttp://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/
lovely story, Krista, thanks for sharing!hugs, Alina
Visiting from Casey's blog. I love love loved your post. "If that is what my mom feels when I criticize myself, what does God, my Creator, feel?" Never looked at it that way. Thanks for that :)
love this post! I struggled with an eating disorder for a long time, not surprisingly, so did my mom as I was growing up. Is it her fault? no, definitely not...but little eyes and ears pick up more than we think, and I know she blames herself for my struggles. Im glad you are raising your daughter to know her true beauty!
Wow, great guest post! I had to remind myself that I wasn't reading about myself! Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous!!-Jessicahttp://hopefullittleone.blogspot.com/