This Season

“BE COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN”—OUTSTANDING!

Dina L. Relles

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I was never one to obsess over a “bikini body” or getting in shape in time for summer. Now I realize it’s because I had a bikini body…and never cared much for bikinis.

But last week, I set out to shop for a couple summer staples and caught myself frowning at the image in the dressing room mirror, again and again. You know that cute little trend out there—the lightweight dresses with an elasticized waistband? Don’t they look comfortable and perfect for these 90+ degree days we’re already having? Well…it’s not so cute when that elastic seam falls right in the middle of your post-baby belly. Every time.

I guess this is the first summer of settling into this new body, realizing it’s here to stay. Last year, my baby—my third, the one whose pregnancy, I know now, irrevocably transformed my shape—was merely six months old. I was still recovering…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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