“Stretchies say hi.” Though I may not have many yet, I don’t dread the day I do. Because stretch marks represent life. They tell others that you’ve been places, that you’ve loved people. There’s a quote that says, “Don’t hide your marks and blemishes, you are just a tiger that has earned her stripes.” Don’t live as if you are ashamed of your body, because it makes you seem ashamed of the life you have lived. And the life you have lived is beautiful. You are fearfully and wonderfully made.