This was what my Auntie said on Sunday before they headed back to Kentucky. She had squeezed my arm for some reason or another and said “..., she’s bony!”
I laughed! At the same time though, I was like “ohhhhh yeah!!!” I kinda wanted to jump up and down with excitement. Never in my life did I ever think someone would describe me as “bony.” It. Felt. So. Good.
Another bonus is that when I was showing my cousin my skin situation, and getting her opinion, she mentioned that it didn’t look as bad in person as it has looked in pics. Hmmm…That’s good!!! Naturally I think it’s hideous either way.
In our discussion about skin, which also consisted me of flapping it around like a freak, she commented that she thought a lot of what I was showing her was skin. I’ve been thinking it is, but haven’t known for sure. I won’t until I visit a surgeon. I’m glad she felt it was skin too…
Our conclusions were similar. If I can move it like that, it must be skin. I don’t recall being able to pick up my skin and pull it away from my body when it was fat-filled. Also, when I moved my belly skin up (ha! If only they could do that… move it on up to the ta-tas….so needed) I noticed that I have some ab definition under there. Thank God! There are times that I feel like my hard work is for nothing because I can’t see it.
We also looked at my thighs. Same conclusion. Skin. When I pulled that skin up; pretty nice muscle definition.
Thank you God for giving me an amazing cousin who is not grossed out by random things like floppy, excess skin… Or farting, belching, or conversations about female things and digestive troubles. She’s probably one of the few people who is so much like me.
One minute she can be all dressed up, looking fabulous, for a night on the town. The next, she’s watching baseball while wearing Pink sweats and a t-shirt. She loves shopping for bargains, boutiques, and loves playing with her “babies” (dogs). She’s a girly-girl one minute and a little more like a boy the next. She likes crafts, home decorating, and cute accessories.
Dang… We are SO MUCH alike. I seriously don’t know if I just described my cousin for myself!
It’s awesome to have such strong bonds with people, especially family. It’s even more awesome to be so close to someone who doesn’t live nearby. I think my closeness with some of my family members comes from being an only child. A few of my cousins are like my younger siblings.
Weekends like the one I just had are a wonderful reminder of all of the amazing people (and things) I have in my life.
“…People come into your life and people go. But it’s comforting to know the ones you love are always in your heart. And if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away.”
Below: My cousin and I - both wearing my BCBG, size medium, dresses! I never thought I’d see the day where she and I would be able to share clothes!!! FABULOUS feeling!
Below: The two of us at her wedding a few years ago, and this past weekend. She’s always been beautiful!