Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Guest Post: Casey Wiegand


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Hi, My name is Casey Wiegand and I am a freelance artist, wife and mama. I love painting and sharing our life through my blog ...where you can expect pieces of my perspective on life, faith, kids, marriage, with touches of art, creative inspiration, projects and things I love along the way. I have two littles ones in the hopes of lots more and am married to the love of my life!
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Any C-section mamas out there? Any of you look at/see/ notice your scars everytime you are getting ready/ showering, etc?

Well, I do.

I love my scar. I love what it represents.

I love that long after my children are grown, I will still have my scar from my 2 previous c-sections (and however many more). I love that it is a daily reminder to me of the 2 little lives I have to take care of & think about.

Scars represent beautiful things. They make us who we are.

What about our emotional scars? We all have them. Some run deeper than others...some change us for better and some create walls in us.

Our scars make us who we are, don't they?

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When I started blogging 6 months ago it was because I found this quote:

"I find beauty in not only the beautiful things in life, but the bittersweet and sad as well. To me, there is something poignantly lovely about the human experience from its splendor to its grief. God created all our emotions, not just the happy ones, and for His good purposes. That's why a good cry can feel so good. And hitting our limits forces us to look outside ourselves for a Savior. It is in the plea, when we're at our end, that we can find that which is truly life-giving. Personally, my moments of deepest grief, deepest pain, have resulted in the most beautiful seasons in my heart. I've met God more intimately in those moments than in all the other pleasant ones combined. What isn't completely lovely about that?" 
(Leslie, top of the page).

I was going through a hard time and something about this quote gave me hope. And peace. And then the entire blogging experience and community pulled me out. Into a better place. 

Now...just 6 months later, here I am embracing the scars... letting my hurt make me lovely.


I realized something along the way. I am better off with my hurt. My past. Embracing all that has happened and allowing it to make me a better me :)

14 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful post :) love the first picture also x

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  2. I love my c-sectionscar too!

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  3. This is so beautiful and true I want to cry!

    I love the truth in your words!

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  4. I've had 2 c-section babies as well! Thank you so much for this post! I've always felt a little like I was cheated by having c-sections instead of a natural birth. Even though I tried both times to have natural births and ended up with c-sections at the end. And even though I know that neither was my fault, I've really struggled with it. Thank you so much for such a beautiful way to look at it!

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  5. Beautiful post. Thank you for sharing. I just Followed your blog after reading this. It's nice to read blogs from other mom's who are also believers :) (And I had a c-section, too! I love my scar.)
    Amanda

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  6. This is a wonderful example of taking the negative in our lives and creating a positive. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post!

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  7. I have had four c sections and I totally agree with you , the scars are a memory of life. Life that is so precious that it has to be literally cut from the shell. I have a set of twins and boy do I have a scar , but I do not mind as scars remind us of just how far we have come and how strong and amazing of a machine that our bodies actually are. Perhaps you could do a scar art project that would be AMAZINGLY wonderful.

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  8. I'm not married (yet!), don't have any kids (yet!), so obviously I don't have a c-section scar, but I've always been curious/nervous about how I'd feel about having a scar if I had to give via cesarean. I'm glad to hear all of these positive feelings on it! And also, I love Casey's blog and was happy to see her here today! :)

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  9. Hi Casey! I have read your blog for a while and adore your sincerity, spirit, and expression of faith. :) I have had a c-section, like Dani, myself and I love your outlook on it. A child is a blessing, no matter how they come into the world.
    :))

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  10. This post is so touching and beautiful and true. It's because of those hard moments and times that our lives can look up, prosper, and become richer. This post really got me thinking :)

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  11. What a great way of looking at life! I love her blog!

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  12. Love this post! And I love that first picture. What an interesting little family. :)

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  13. I love reading this! I love knowing that there are others out there that choose to look at the 'bad' things with the same light. I love that attitude.
    Definitely on my way over to your blog.

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