She Posted A Photo Of Her And New New Baby, And Everyone Is Losing Their Minds Over It…
It’s a beautiful image of a mom playing with her little girl on a sun-drenched beach. But the woman in this photo has revealed she hated it so much she initially refused to share it.
Olivia White, 28, who blogs at House of White, uploaded a snap with her 22-month-old daughter Teddy, sitting on the sand at the beach.
However, as soon as Olivia saw the picture, she was instantly reluctant to share it. "I didn’t post this photo while we were away because I hated how my stomach looked," she wrote.
"As much as I try to be self-confident and be positive about my appearance, it’s not just a switch, and one day you’re completely 110% okay with yourself. It’s a daily thing, and you have good and bad days... But you can’t stop, especially when you have little eyes watching you," Olivia continued.
"You just need to keep reminding yourself everyday that you’re amazing no matter what anyone else or your own brain tries to trick you into thinking. This is a beautiful moment between my daughter and I, a memory I want to treasure forever ??? and nothing can ruin that ?."
After sharing the image and the words of encouragement, White, who lives in Australia, was deluged with responses from around the world.
White wrote that she was "blown away by the response" from other mothers who "felt the same way about themselves in photos and they too had not kept or posted images because they didn't like how they looked."
She added: "Some people of course didn't have the nicest things to say. And some people reminded me that I'm lucky to even have those images and you know what -- they are totally right."
One response in particular really put things into perspective for her, as she explained in detail:
One of the comments I received was from a mama in the US, she had just lost her two eldest sons ages 18 and 20 in a car accident that month.
She pleaded with me to not care what I ever look like in these images because she regretted that she herself had next to no photos of her with her children for this very same reason.
My heart absolutely broke into a million pieces for her. My eyes began to water and in that moment, it hit me like a ton of bricks.
Olivia finished the post with the following powerful words:
"TAKE THE PHOTOS LADIES!! TAKE ALLLLLL THE BLOODY PHOTOS. Ask your hubby, set up self-time, take a selfie - WHATEVER!! Ask a bloody stranger to take it WHO BLOODY CARES what any one else thinks or says!!"
"Don’t worry about how you look, don’t worry how you take it - just snap a shot of you and your babies for the world to see ? and don’t apologise for it!!!"