Everyone Has Stretchmarks

If it's not stretchmarks, it's something else.

Yesterday a very sweet friend sent me the perfect link.
There are days where some things are just encouraging.
And days were something is needed. Required even.

Warning: Before you go to the link, the picture is of a mother holding her baby. Neither are clothed, but nothing (i.e. private areas) are showed.

Here is the link to a blog she sent me:
"The Shape of a Mother" and "Living in the Glow of Love."

This blog post today isn't me doing that girl thing where you say you look fat or are ugly really because you are fishing for compliments. Please don't hear that. In fact if you even try to do that I just might not post your comment. ;)

But it's because I know there are other moms out there that feel like me.
Really, I know there are other women (not just moms) who feel this way.

That their bodies, as they are right now, aren't enough. That they should and could look better.
That everyone else is a size 4 or 6 or 8.
That everyone else is in pre-baby clothes in just a couple of months.
That everyone else can eat whatever they want.
That everyone else is stretch mark and cellulite free.

Because the truth is EVERYONE else isn't. Yes some are. But most aren't

And the main reason for feeling like we aren't enough is because everyone around us (or so we think) has it better.

But as this blog reminds me, regardless of my imperfections, what I have in my life is worth all the marks (whatever form they come in). My life is worth it.
And if I could choose any other life in the world, I would still choose mine.

"This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.
Now choose life,

so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life," Deuteronomy 30:19-20