Monday, August 22, 2011

Stretch Marks Can Be Beautiful

Photo by Cassie FX. Links back to her.
The following poem was written by Cassie aka LeFoxy to honor the love of a child. It is quite simply, beautiful:

The Beauty Love Left Behind

"A mark for every breath you took, every blink, every sleepy yawn. One for every time you sucked your thumb, waved hello, closed your eyes and slept in the most perfect darkness. One for every time you had the hiccups. One for every dream you dreamed within me.

It isn't very pretty anymore. Some may even think it ugly. That's OK. It was your home. It's where I first grew to love you, where I lay my hand as I dreamed about who you were and who you would be. It held you until my arms could, and for that, I will always find something beautiful in it."

7 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful post, AND may I add that these darlings also add stretch marks to your heart. With each new child (birth or acceptance through other means) comes along, I never thought there could be enough room in my heart to love another as much as the other or others, but thank God.... With each child, the extent of love just swells your heart to limits unknown, hence.... those sweet stretch marks on left on your heart.

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  2. this is absolutely amazing! i saw it to every friend who complains about their strech marks : )

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  3. This is so sweet. Thank you. My first pregnancy caused all sorts of stretch marks. That was over 2 years ago (and I've had another since then) and sometimes it's still hard to get used to and accept.

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  4. Thank you, I will never look at my stretch marks the same way again.

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  5. Although there were a few creams available he wouldn’t recommend any as he said they were unreliable as far as he knew and couldn’t guarantee that they would work. faraz

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts & helping others see beautiful too!