While examining my newly postpartum body after a shower, I was struck with a profound question; why do men and women have a totally different perception of bodily scars? While men take pride in and tell a story with every scar, women tend to conceal and feel shame in their personal array. But why? Especially when our stretch marks and scars tell a story of growing life and bringing forth that life.
Mothers- I challenge you today to change your world-view on your stretch marks and scars. Your body reveals your story. These marks that you bear proclaim to the world that you brought forth new life and identify you as a mother. What better story is there?