Self-Doubt and Great Legs

by Lolli

My slender but curvy legs used to be one of my favorite assets. I admit it – I was proud of my legs.

Now, my legs are covered with varicose and spider veins and scars from moles I’ve had removed. And they haven’t seen sun (for good reason) in years. My legs are no longer something I want to flaunt, and I have to admit that I’ve had similar thoughts as Kimberly from A Planting of the Lord mentioned in her post on our sister site, 5 Minutes for Faith, this past week.

How often have you asked the same question?

The Blessing of…Great Legs?

I should have been happy as I rode in the passenger seat of my minivan. Beautiful day passing by outside my window. Handsome husband chatting it up beside me. Three little girls riding peacefully behind me. An all around lovely day.

And yet, I was anything but happy. My problem? I had the image of a model from the cover of a magazine stuck in my head- seemingly perfect hair, perfect skin, perfect legs. Although I am well aware so many of those pictures are airbrushed, discouragement still set in.

“Lord, would it have hurt to make me a bit more attractive?”

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Written by 5 Minutes for Mom managing editor Lolli. You can find me blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.

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Lolli is a busy mother of five kids, ranging in age from 8 to 16, photographer, and author of Better in Bulk. Her blog has a little bit of everything – parenting, life in a large family and photography with a central tie-in: Bringing moms together to learn, connect, and enjoy life. Connect with Lolli on Twitter (@1momof5) and on Facebook.

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1 Varicose vein treatments October 11, 2012 at 8:37 am

Look for a lotion that contains caffeine.


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