Be Enough Me: I AM ENOUGH!

I am enough.

This is a difficult concept for me. That I, with all my faults and insecurities, am enough. I, with my extra 75+ pounds, and my extremely loud laugh, and my over-emotional tendencies, am enough. I, with my uncooperative eggs, and my less-than-perfect housekeeping skills, and my overbearing nature, am enough.

Me. Just me.

I lay in bed last night, still and quiet, my husband breathing softly beside me, and wondered about this concept. I mulled over all the things I feel like I could do better/faster/neater/more often. I berated myself for the things I don’t do at all. I listed all my faults and misgivings and insecurities in my head.

And then I took a deep breath and mentally bagged up all those negative thoughts, tossed that bag over my shoulder, and took out the trash.

I am enough.

I am loving.

I am funny.

I am intelligent.

I am fiercely loyal.

I am beautiful.

I am a good friend.

I am creative.

I am LOUD.

I am silly.

I am strong.

I am love personified.

I may not be your definition of perfect. I may not be on the cover of a fashion magazine. I may not have beautiful children, or a published book, or a lovely home in the country. I may have places on my body that jiggle when I laugh, and my salad dressings may never be low fat. I may not have a lot of money, but the love I have for my husband, my family, my friends, my cats, my life—well, it’s worth more than any sum in the world. I may not be the prettiest, or the funniest, or the best at anything…

But I am a good wife. I am a good friend. I am a good citizen.

I can bake the best damn cheesecake you’ve ever put in your face. I will hug you when you need huggin’, and I will hug you when you don’t need huggin’. I will hold your hand in the face of disaster, and I will laugh with you when laughter is all that’s left. I will bring you a casserole when you’re too busy to cook dinner, and I’ll bring a bottle of wine, too. I will help you paint your kitchen, I will feed your dogs while you’re out of town, and I’ll probably mop your floor and fill up your fridge while I’m at it.

I am loud. I am big. I am goofy. I have a country twang, a crooked front tooth, a brand-new tattoo, and a few grey hairs.

I am me. And I am enough.

In case you’ve forgotten since last week’s post, I’m linking up with which is a site that focuses on telling empowering stories of women, written by women. It’s mission is to inspire women to remember to celebrate themselves. This month they are fighting the good fight against cancer. For every 20 link ups this month, Bellflower Books will donate $75 toward a 20-page memory book for a family fighting breast cancer. We had over 30 link-ups last week!! The linky party is open until tomorrow, so stop by and tell your story today! 

8 thoughts on “Be Enough Me: I AM ENOUGH!

  1. angela

    I love this! Way to own your strengths, and thank you for linking up with Just Be Enough.

    Also, low fat salad dressing is overrated. Your body NEEDS the fat to absorb the nutrients in the veggies 😉

  2. Elena

    oh my gosh yes! You seriously rocked this–and are amazing. I am so thankful that you linked this with JBE and gave us this gift of you!

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