This is a quote my mom sent me recently and it really resonates with me. She knows after my accident I really struggled coming to terms with my scars. I had a scar on my face that looked like a tear drop tattoo but that faded away and so has a small scar on my right foot but scars on my left arm are the most prominent to remain. I have a couple keloid scars on my left that always make me self conscious, especially when I wear something sleeveless.
Something that I saw on Twitter that I liked:
“Don’t allow the scars from the battle cause you to miss out on the celebration of your victory!” @DoquoiGreen
I always have to remind myself that it could be so much worse. Some people who have as serious accidents as myself don’t walk the same, talk the same, or even look the same. Unless I tell people, they wouldn’t know I suffered a traumatic brain injury. They might think I’m a little kooky but most wouldn’t suspect my brain swelled when I was 17.
But today I’m taking pride in my scars because it’s a daily reminder of God’s glory and what He brought me through. I always say 5/19/2008 wasn’t my day to die, and ever since that day I’ve been living my life to the fullest. I hope you are too, God bless!
*** I don’t have a lot of experience with emotional scars, but I know God can heal those too. Recently I heard a sermon about “Getting past our pasts.” It was really great the biggest point I will take away is no person can determine me from my destiny. How cool?! No man can mess up what God has for you even if you've had a crazy past! Take that and run with it folks! ;)