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Dear Girl in the Giant Underpants,

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You are awesome. You’ve pushed your body to the limit- swimming, roller skating, sports, gymnastics. Never the very best, but you ran hard and you showed up. Life’s a bit different these days, isn’t it?

You still run hard, but wonder, who has time to exercise?
You show up so many places, forget a few, and you think to yourself- how does she look so good?
Maybe life’s not so different after all.

You are wonderful and amazing and you rock those giant underpants. I mean, you’ve earned wearing them. It’s not just that you’re over 40. Nope, you’ve given birth three times and number four was a c-section. Your body never has bounced back after that, though honestly, you’ve got bigger fish to fry than a smushy tummy.

You are more than that bit of pudge.

You are more than those giant underpants.

You are a mama and a warrior and you are present, soaking in the moments rather than wishing them away. I know you’re tired, so let yourself rest a while.

Be the best mama you can be and if it’s running every day, then go for it.

If it’s coffee with cream and sugar, live it up.

If it’s climbing the jungle gym, chasing geese and ice cream on the way home, own it.

You are enough. You are more than enough. Those giant underpants don’t define you.

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