I haven't always been your biggest fan. I haven't always been on your side. For most of my life I've been at war with you. I've taken all my pain & hurt out on you. I've taken you for granted. I've self-harmed, starved, over-worked, and hated you. I've nearly killed you. But you never gave up on me. You kept breathing when my heart wanted to stop. You were able to hold on when my body rapidly started shutting down a few years ago (one of the scariest times in my life) and you somehow kept me alive despite how weak you were. You have been through so much more suffering than you ever deserved. And for that, I am sorry. From the bottom of my heart, so very sorry. And I promise to love you, to nourish you, and to nurture you from this day forward. I promise to do the best that I can to take care of you and treat you the way that you deserve to be treated.
So, today, I make a vow to you, my body, that I will do my best to never take you for granted. That I will love you and take care of you the way that you did when I wasn't able to. I promise to stop fighting against you and to start fighting with you, and for you. I promise to love you, to nourish you, and to nurture you.