To start, a mom was having a water balloon fight with her daughter - an awesome thing for a mom to do with her child - what's wrong with that? Apparently a passerby thought it was wrong. You see this mom was told that her showing her stretch marks while she played outside with her daughter in her bikini top was "disgusting".
How can someone, off the street, say something so horrid to her? In front of her daughter?
My first instinct would have been to just go off on her and give her a piece of my mind but no, this mom was more classy and said this...
"I love every part of my body, every flaw, every imperfection, & every stretch mark. Simply because it represents my journey of becoming not only a woman, but a mother. Have a blessed day."Wow!
The strength of this mom to stand up for herself in such a manner, especially in front of her daughter, was truly amazing.
She not only said the best thing possible in response to such an ugly person's remarks but she also showed her daughter that there is nothing wrong with showing her "stripes"
"I find no reason to be ashamed of the fact that I acquired these during the time period of which I was growing another life inside of me; one of the most sacred, precious & challenging things a woman is capable of doing! My stretch marks are my badge of honor - my warrior wounds - my 'tiger stripes' - I earned each & every one of them in the 37 & 1/2 weeks I carried my beautiful daughter w/in me & I am THANKFUL for every single one of them because they remind me every day of my strength & all the amazing things that I as a woman, & a mother, am capable of!"I wish more women were as proud of their "stripes" as this mom is.
I know I wasn't with mine. I have always had body issues but as I am getting older, I am learning to love my body.
I know it needs work and is not perfect but, its my body. It is the body that allowed me to carry my six beautiful children into this world. It is the body that has overcome many negative things and is still keeping up with me. It is the body that houses my heart and my brain from which I love to no end and think about those I love.
I have my stripes and I am proud to be sharing them with you...
|After 3 weeks I'm still peeling!! See ^^|
How about you? Do you have stripes? Show them and be proud! Write a post and link up below....