Linda Mtoba On Her Post-Partum Journey

She could not find her old self

By  | Jun 28, 2021, 04:22 PM  | Linda Mtoba  | Relationships

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Former The River actress Linda Mtoba has penned a very emotional poem for her old body and he journey to loving her body post her beautiful baby, Bean.

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This is what she shared with us on her Instagram page:

"I remember touching you and feeling a stranger,
In the darkness, I’d hold you hoping you’d feel familiar.
I'd runs my fingers down you and try to find traces of you, the old you but this was new.
You weren’t there, I wasn’t there.
So I took the time and reintroduced myself tried to get reacquainted with this stranger my soul inhabits.

So bruised, so stretched. So not me.
It took a while but soon I could bare looking at her with the lights on.
The grooves of her body started to feel familiar.
My touch to her skin didn’t feel like strangers meeting.

My reflection in the mirror became a familiar greeting.
Where she smiled at me and I saw me.
This body, my body, was a stranger.
We worked hard to get to know each other again.
We worked even harder to love me again.

I found her, deep within the layers of my skin, I found her.
I’m happy to be with her again, though bruised and scarred she remains."

We are so happy for Linda and hope other women can find the girl that is deep within because definitely is still somewhere in there. Many women have a hard time accepting how their bodies look like after having their bundle of joy. 

Linda and her husband got hitched in 2017. They have together for 10 years and in May, they celebrated their anniversary. 
 
Taking to Twitter, the actress said, “I’m so happy with my life. My husband and I have been together 10 years this year and tomorrow is our 4th year wedding anniversary. Thixo umuhle, I’ll never not express my gratitude.” 
 
Linda chose to keep her husband away from her busy life because she shares so much of her life, this is the one part of her life she wants to keep sacred. 
 
Explaining the reasons to those that always ask why she never shows her husband, Linda said, “I can’t even articulate how dumbfounded I am every time people get upset about what I choose to show about my private life. There’s so much of me that I give and share. The one that’s closest to my heart, being the husband I want kept as my own and you feel I don’t deserve.” 
 
She added, “Can I decide how to live and share my life? You posting our pics for likes and retweets is so low and intrusive. Impilo yam le. I’m blessed with a full life, one I’m content with. God has truly been so good to me and my family. I will always protect the ones I love.” 
 
Linda has slowly started sharing her husband on Instagram. 
 
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