embarrassed

From B:

Why does my mom insist on embarrassing me?  She wants to take pictures of me, but I am fat and it shows in pictures.  She’ll never take “no” for an answer.

-B

Dear B-

I don’t really know for sure what your mom may be thinking, but I do know how you feel. And now that I am a mom, I’m thinking that maybe your mom wants to take pictures of you because she loves you. She sees the beautiful girl you really are. 

Can you talk to her about it? Share with her why you’re struggling with the pictures? Then maybe she’ll understand a bit of what you’re feeling, and you’ll understand what she’s feeling. 

And if you are unhappy with the way you look (and believe me – I know that struggle – I’ve struggled with my weight most of my life), there is help out there. I recommend Thin Within. You don’t have to join anything or buy food – but they have several books which are very helpful. But that part is up to you – because God loves you – no matter what that silly number on the scale says. That is the most important part to remember.

I am praying for you.

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