Monday, April 30, 2012 at 05:15PM
My scar says "I am your story".
I don't have a picture of my scar. I don't look at it. I don't touch it because it still feels like it will tear me to shreds - almost 7 years later. I keep it tucked away, but I never forget it is there. It used to remind me of lies, pain, silence, and of the feeling of being completely alone. Some days, it still does.
Mostly I know now that it was my journey. Life-changing, and ever-evolving.
I don't love my scar, but I'm not afraid of it anymore. We've learned to accept each other.
I love my child, I'm glad he is here. But this scar is mine. It's my demon, my past. It keeps company with other scars, old wounds, fractured dreams, muffled cries - fault lines of my soul. These are all my stories. They make me the woman I am.