Scarred

I think all women go through periods where we hate this about ourselves, we don’t like that. It’s great to get to a place where you dismiss anything you’re worried about. I find flaws attractive. I find scars attractive.
~ Angelina Jolie

For many years I have hated the scar on my tummy. Back when Master T and I started talking online, and we were talking about meeting each other in real life, I ‘warned’ him about the huge scar, because I didn’t want to freak him out. The only thing he said was: “We all have our scars.” He never told me that he’s an amputee. Not before we met that is, but it was the first thing he told me once we sat next to each other. That’s when I realized that my scar is quite insignificant to his, since he has to do without a limb, and all I had was a scar on my tummy.

Even so, it was a very slow process for me to come to the point where I have fully accepted the scar on my tummy, and realized it’s nowhere as bad as my mind told me it was. I can’t say I love it (yet), but it’s as part of me as my grey hair, my much-too-white legs and my tattoos. It’s as part of my life’s history as the stretch marks after two pregnancies, and of course gaining and losing weight.

An image of me on my side, part of the scar on my tummy and hip clearly visible.
This is me, take it or leave it…

© Rebel’s Notes

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12 thoughts on “Scarred

  1. We all have parts of us we hate that others don’t see as a big deal. It’s part of who we are though, isn’t it? So we have to deal with it and process it in our own time. I think you look gorgeous and this photo is incredibly flattering.

  2. This is such a beautiful and strong image! I love it! You are beautiful exactly the way you are, perfection is boring, it is the imperfections that make our minds tingle. Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. I have a scar on my stomach too, and stretch marks from pregnancy and weight loss. I wasn’t always as thin as I am now. I must constantly work on accepting those flaws. It’s not easy for a perfectionist like me. You are beautiful, and you are a lovely person as well.

  4. My tummy scar is one of the parts of me that I still really struggle with and I have mine since I was 6. I don’t think I will ever be truly OK with it but I also know without it I wouldn’t have had the life I had because i wouldn’t have lived.

    Mollyx

  5. Yanno I really didn’t spot it until I went back to read what what you wrote – I actually love the lightening this image. It is like a halo surrounding you – your skin looks delicious.. so soft and so strokable x

  6. Oh definitely take it . . . and don’t you think that our own little “differences” are part of what makes us unique!
    Celebrate our scars and experiences . . . and yours makes for a gorgeous photo here !!!
    Xxx – K

  7. Scars are part of our individual history and another thing that makes each of us unique. Just as we accept the scars of those we love, we have to learn to accept our own. It is a life journey for all of us…I’m glad you have come to accept yours <3

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