You might look at my scar and think, “It’s too big, it’s too obvious, and probably reminds her about all of the hurt that she went through.” And you might not be wrong. But I can’t imagine myself without it, and I’m glad that it’s big and obvious, because my pain was very big and very obvious. My organ donor’s pain was very big and very obvious. This scar reminds me of them every day, and I love that.
I can imagine that people question how I love myself despite this massive scar. The truth is, not once in two years since this scar was placed on my body have I ever hated the way my scar looks. It is me; it is my struggle, pain, victory, healing all in one. This scar reminds me that I made it, and I love that!
All in all, I like to remember this verse about myself, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14