I don’t have a picture to share, but a little something to think about.

I want all of these women to realize how lucky they are to have such marks on their bodies. A symbol of a blessing that they have received. There are many women out there who are trying and giving there all to become pregnant, some who already know it will never happen for them.

We may look at are stretch marks and be saddened by the fact that we won’t wear our favorite bikinis anymore. Think that our breasts aren’t as attractive as they once were due to breastfeeding. We even think that our bodies aren’t what they should be due to a standard set by our society. If that’s you then just take a minute and think…….

Think about the woman who longs to a have life growing inside of her. Think about the woman who will never experience the connection of what it feels like to nurse a baby. We so often take this for granted, forgetting that it doesn’t happen for everyone.

Be thankful for what you have and what you have been through, what your body has been through. You are truly blessed!!!

6 thoughts on “Sammie

  • Friday, July 14, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    Thanks for posting that! You made me get all misty! :)

  • Friday, July 14, 2006 at 8:17 pm

    as one who went to hell and back to bring my little monster into this world, i couldn’t have said it better. BRAVO!

  • Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 12:42 am

    As another who loathed her taut barren belly and revels in the proud marks of motherhood, I agree!

  • Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 8:28 am

    I agree– I tried for a year to get pregnant and because fertility problems abound in my family, I started worrying I would never have a child. I was finally blessed with a baby last year, and lemme tell you: Watching her crawl around as I type this is worth every kind of stretch mark. It’s worth anything and everything.

  • Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 9:19 am

    Amen. After several years of infertility and two miscarriages, I’m so grateful to have this belly.

  • Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 11:01 am

    I couldn’t agree with you more. Every day of my pregnancy & every day of my daughter’s life I have been so grateful that we are together; healthy, happy and so in love. Here is a comment that I read after my daughter was born that really made me smile and I’d like to share with all other mommies of cesarean babies: “I look at my incision as a well-earned battle scar, in a fight I fought for my child. It’s more of a battle scratch now, and I wish that it was bigger to reflect how important it is. It is a visible, tangible sign that we belong to each other.” I love this and it also applies to all of the stretch marks on my tummy, they are all a sign that we will always belong together~

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