Dear Body,

A while back I wrote you a letter to tell you I was sorry for spending all those years hating you. I hope you accepted my apology, and today I want to tell you something else: how much I love you.

Really? You’re surprised, did you say? I know I’ve been treating you much better the last several years that I had before, and not only is that important, but I think telling you is equally important. Our relationship has changed for the better, I know you agree, and it’s really up to me from now on. Because let’s face it: You’ve never done anything wrong to me. You’ve always loved me and for many years I did nothing but take you for granted and treat you like crap most of the time.

But, that’s not what this is about. I want to tell you that I truly love you with all of my heart and soul. To say that makes my chest swell with emotion, because you deserve it so much. For what you have given me, I could never repay you. You work your hardest to keep me healthy and happy and that is all I could ever ask for.

And about those babies. Those 2 amazing, beautiful beings that you allowed to grow and gave them exactly what they needed….well, you created 2 masterpieces, really. And don’t get me started on the whole birth thing….you really had a mind of your own with that one. So, thank you for that. I love you a million times over for that alone.  Perfection, in and of itself.

The fact that you give me life is spectacular. You allow me to walk, talk and think; all of those things are simply put but, you do so much more. I love you not only for what you do, but the machine that you are. In my world, you’re a badass.

I’m finally at a place where I can say I love you unconditionally. And to say that is a big, huge freakin’ statement. No matter what you do, or what you look like. No matter if you get sick, if you gain weight, if you get stretch marks, if you sag and wrinkle. Because I know you do all of that not because you’re mad at me, but just because it’s just…..well….biology.  No more fights with you, no more hate. Ever. Just love.

It’s the least I can do for what you have given me.

So dear body, with that, again, I love you. I love you for what you've given me, how you've forgiven me for what I've done, and I love you for the life I have ahead of me. The life I will live with you. It's you and me baby, forever.