A mum has posted to Facebook sharing her one regret - and her one piece of advice - for all mums who struggle with body image: get in the photos.
Michelle Steinke has two kids and always found a reason to not get in family pictures when they were younger. In her touching post she shared one rare snap she had from those days.
‘My self-hate and loathing kept me from taking photos of my babies and photos with the man I loved,’ she wrote.
Devastatingly, Michelle’s husband died when her kids Addison and Matthew were still toddlers. She admits her one regret was not being in more photos with them.
‘I can tell you now it was stupid.
‘I can tell you my kids loved me regardless of my weight. I can tell you my husband loved me irrespective of my body.
‘I regretted not being in more photos and loving the life I was living when I was living it.’
She finishes up by imploring women to love themselves as they are and not be afraid to take photos.
‘You can always work on improving yourself but this moment will never come again
‘Don't waste it wishing you were more.
‘You are enough, right now, right as you are.’