There are two things, though unattractive by the world’s standards, that I am thankful for:
1) My c-section scar – because it delivered my daughter from physical distress (the umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck) and 4 years later, gave me my sweet little boy. Everytime I see it, I am reminded of my two little blessings & the incredible gift of motherhood.
2) My porcelain crowns – which cover all of my molars & were necessary to replace cracked teeth that were weakened due to a 10-year battle with an eating disorder. They remind me of my amazing family, who intervened and would not rest until I was well…and my then boyfriend/now husband who loved me unconditionally through a long process to full recovery.
My point in sharing all this with you? That scars, stretch marks & other physical “imperfections” are important because they remind us of where we came from, the family we belong to, or something we have survived. Whether it be a lesson learned, a blessing received or a dream realized, we should accept & embrace them…because they make us who we are. And that is beautiful.