This is a picture taken of my 20 weeks pregnant belly. I have one little girl already who is almost 4 and that’s where the stretchmarks come from. I used to be moderately ashamed of them, but since being pregnant with this child and looking at all the bumps online, I realize that I should not feel shame! I should feel pride that we, as women, have the honor to carry those battle scars! Men (used to ONLY men)go to war and come back with horrific scars and show them to people with pride. While women do not get purple hearts for their heroism, they do get to look at the life they made every day and men only have painful memories….. Wear your marks proudly ladies! We are at war with people who think our bodies are not perfect because of the “flaws” pregnancy puts upon us! I say what thing is there that is more beautiful that the temple of a mother’s body?!