Friday, June 28, 2013

We've All Got Stripes

Earlier today I came across this post on FB (Please click on it so you get an understanding of what I am talking about and I promise, no, its not P0rn or anything nasty - I wouldn't do that to you).

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." 

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 ^^
They are not as pronounced or dark but they are mine. My stripes as a mom. My "warrior wounds" that I am proud to bear because I am a warrior - a warrior for my children.

How about you? Do you have stripes? Show them and be proud! Write a post and link up below....


  1. What a mean comment!

    I personally hate my stripes but hey, they happen when you have kids. I would never put someone down for them.

  2. Sometimes I shake my head at other people. How can they be so mean? Do they hate themselves so much that they have to drag other people down as well? I don't know. I don't get it.

    I don't have any stripes yet. I'm not sure if I ever will. Only time will tell on that one.

  3. Wow. I love her response. I don't think I would have been so poised! While I certainly don't have the body I used to have pre-kids, I'm still pretty proud of it. When I get down on my body, I remind myself that I look pretty damn good for having two boys. Now I will think of this woman's amazing response. Thanks for sharing!

  4. people are so tacky!! I think I earned my stripes when I was in in 3rd grade when I hit my growth spurt! :) crazy people shouldn't have access to Facebook!


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