April 11, 2012
Good Morning!! When the beautiful weather starts, the Stephens family live in our bathing suits, the other day I had mine on and my 19 year old asked about my stretch marks..."Do they bother you?" I looked down at the jagged marks that spray across my belly and I could have been frustrated, because honestly what girl would'nt be, but my heart felt joy. "No they are my reminder of you, I believe its my badge of honor, I'm a mom". We live in a world that tries to be perfect. We all have a journey and some of those journey's leave marks on our life, they are reminders of where we have been. A person that looses weight, usually has stretch marks, they are a reminder of how much work they have done, and where they do not want to go again.The scars left from surgery... a celebration that the Lord has brought you through. These footprints on our outward appearance tell a story of our life, some good some bad, but they are apart of who we are. I look at my stretch marks and they are a reminder that the Lord blessed me with being a mom. My scars bring memories to me, some great and some make me want to be better. Happy Wednesday yall, embrace your scars and marks, they tell your story!!