My 30-day commitment to do something new.

Commitment: Do something new for 30 days. What the hell, do something new that scares the shit out of me for 30 days.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 28 and 29-Pot Luck Bellies

Kelly, Lindsay, Mara, Jamie, Eden and Me on the bottom
On Friday I was at a pot luck party with some close friends celebrating our friend Eden's birthday. (The reason why yesterday's photo was up late.) Before the night ended, the beautiful friends you see above wanted to make sure we got a group photo...of our bellies.

There was one woman at the party that I hadn't met yet. She was watching us quietly not knowing why we would take a group photo with our bellies exposed. She never asked me why we were doing it, but instead came up to me and thanked me for showing my belly. She told me that she hadn't seen another woman with stretch marks like hers. She then lifted her shirt, showed me her beautiful belly and pointed to her stretch marks that she got when she had her first child at 16.


Ed, Carol, Sophie, Me, Carie, Susan, Tammy, Woody, Nels and Copper the dog.
When I got home on Saturday morning after Eden's party, I got the house and food ready for our annual Winter Solstice pot luck. I love our pot luck suppers where we share our favorite foods, catch up with each other, drum, dance, hug and laugh. It is always sad to see everyone go at the end of the evening. Last night before some of our friends left, a group of the women wanted to make sure they got a group photo...of our bellies! As we were getting ourselves set up in front of the tree, Ed, Woody and my husband Nels lifted their shirts and joined us. We spent the next hour listening to each others belly stories.

3 comments:

  1. Look at all these beautiful bellies! And all of them with stories! I love your blog and your bellies. What will we do without you at the end of 30 days? It feels like you are getting going out here in the world. Maybe now it is having other women share about their bellies? lol. Thank you so, so much. What a pleasure this month has been with your blog post our 13th Women's Belly and Womb Conference. I am very inspired.

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  2. You read my mind ALisa! "Maybe now it is having other women share about their bellies?" YES! After tomorrow and for the next 30 days I will have a new blog for women to share their photos of their bellies along with their sacred stories.
    Anyone interested, please contact me. If I can, and if you desire, I would love to take your belly photo for you.

    And Thank you ALisa and all the women at the 13th Women's Belly and Womb Conference for inspiring me, letting my belly and womb feel welcome in this world, and for empowering me.

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  3. SWEET, CAN TELL YOU'RE ALL FINE FUN LOVING GIRLS AND ENJOY WHO YOU ARE. GOOD FOR YOU NOT BEING "WANNA BEES". YOU'RE ALL HEROINES FOR BEING MOMMIES. A GUY AND
    FATHER

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