It took me four, yes four freaking years to break out of my comfort zone, and wear a midriff-baring top. I had always intended on wearing one, but my fear of exposing my stretch marks came in my way of doing so. Yes folks, I have stretch marks and a lot of them.
I had done my best and taken all possible measures to avoid these evil stretch marks. Shea butter lotions, vitamin E bio oils were my everyday buddies, but everything seemed to fail in my last month and theses stretch marks became an inevitable part of me. It was bittersweet and I had a hard time accepting them. Every time I looked in the mirror, my eyes would get teary and I would think - " why me ? "
But I was missing on the beauty of this physical change. Motherhood is the most beautiful feeling any woman can experience in her life. Bringing a new life into this world is the most blessed thing one could do, and all the hardship, grind and the countless minutes put into nurturing this new beginning is worth every physical transition. What if you have done is priceless, but the price you've paid is beyond any value. It took me a long time to come through to embrace this beautiful physical change and boy, it does feel good now!
Wish I had accepted this change long time ago, there wouldn't have been as many oohs-n-aahs and wish-I-could thoughts, whenever I saw someone wear a crop-top.....lol !