Typically, I have a lot to say with my posts. This time, all I have is an introduction to Cait… A woman. A mama. A wife. A beautiful human who has spent years in the shadows of herself (literally and figuratively). Cait is over 160 pounds lighter than she used to be, and dammit if I’m not stoked out of my mind to have been the one to collaborate with her on this epic milestone.
I’ll let Cait’s images and and words (I asked her to write a love letter to herself) do the rest of the talking…
“I see you, when I look at past pictures - the woman who didn’t know how to love herself. The woman who didn’t know how truly fucking beautiful she was.
It’s a shame, to look back at those memories and think of all the time that we wasted. The time when we could have been friends and one with each other. But I understand now that this time was needed. That this was part of the plan and that you needed to go through your journey in order to find yourself.
It was so beautiful to watch you spin your cocoon - all that hard work you put forth, all those times when you thought you would never make it; that this was a waste of your time. But still, something inside of you kept you moving forward. There was hope.
And damn, look at you now.
I hope you know that I think you’re brave as fuck and strong as hell. The way you give love, the way you feel love.
I hope you know that true beauty is not in the way your body stares back at you in the mirror but that it’s when you face a challenge head on and don’t back down or when you’re sitting there with your friend, talking about life, love, stress and setbacks.
I hope you know that your greatest gift is in the way you laugh, cry and spread gratitude. And that you are worthy to live and design your life as you choose.
I hope you know that you’re loved as much as you love.
I know that you know.”