Aidan was young – maybe 2 when he ran a finger along one of my stretch marks.
What is this he queried. And I explained that as he grew stronger and bigger within me that my body had to stretch to accommodate his life.
And he looked at me – and if I didn’t already think he was different I knew in this moment…
Aidan: These are beautiful. Do you think they are?
The one thing I would never change about my body is the evidence that I carried this beautiful soul into the world.
I cried happy tears that night.
I have so many gifts – one of them is the marks I will live with for the rest of my life.