I'm posting reflective writing to the blog hop Finish the Sentence Friday - When it comes to this body hosted by Kristi Campbell at Finding Ninee. The co-host is Kenya G. Johnson at Sporadically Yours.
When it comes to this body, I am thankful to have all my parts, except for my tonsils, adenoids, wisdom teeth and the lenses which were part of my eyes at birth.
Some parts have malfunctioned, been broken, been straightened, or had things removed that shouldn't have been there.
It has been burned and blistered by the sun, by hot liquid, and heating elements. High fever has over heated my body. It has felt pain from injuries, from surgery, from overuse, from lack of use, and from parts that don't function well together.
Stings, bites, punctures, cuts, rashes, pocks, and boils have violated it.
This body has felt the impact of hard falls and collisions and has the scars that leave lasting reminders of the events.
Tiny, healthy babies have been born from this body.
With this body I have seen and heard wondrous, beautiful, horrible, and sad things that caused me to smile, laugh, cry, act, and to pray.
This body of flesh has been hugged, caressed, patted, tickled, tapped, rubbed, and massaged.
It knows what it feels like to be carried, swung, lifted, and tipped.
Best of all, this body encases my internal organs which allow me the blessing of learning, feeling, remembering, loving, and living.
Within this body lives my spirit. This body is mine to maintain, nurture, and respect.