Like many women I dislike pictures of myself and generally avoid the camera.
My 40 year old shape is not my friend.
However I have 3 daughters and I believe it's important for me to love myself so that they learn to love themselves.
So here I am through Sidney's eyes at 40.
I am a wife and a mommy to 4.
Time has changed my shape and had added some winkles and sags.
But I'm still me and I'm still beautiful. I try to tell myself this but I don't usually believe it.
My kids don't care if I have a bit of weight around the middle and wrinkles around my eyes. And they couldn't care less if I sag a little.
They make me so proud and I want to do the same. I want them to see me as a Mom to be proud of. I hope they will read this one day and know that posting pictures of myself is hard but that I am doing it so that when they are 40 they will still love themselves.