“A scar is an area of fibrous tissue that replaces normal skin after an injury. Scars result from the biological process of wound repair in the skin, as well as in other organs and tissues of the body. Thus, scarring is a natural part of the healing process” – Wikipedia
normal – injury – wound – repair – natural – healing
Some scars are seen, some unseen. Some are the result of playfulness, while others can be traumatic.
My husband has a scar on his chin, the result of a fall he had while in boot camp.
My son has scars on his face, the result of childhood antics. He imagined himself Superman and jumped off stairs. And, not just once.
My daughter had a scar on her back, which went from the curve of her neck to her tailbone. It was the result of mayor surgery. She had scoliosis (severe curvature of the spine).
Some scars are embarrassing and cause us to hide. While others are worn, almost as a badge of honor. Some cause people to flinch, while others draw their undivided attention.
There is a story behind every scar. Are we willing to share it? I’d say, share away. It makes for very interesting conversations.
~ ~ ~ scars are part of LIVING ~ ~ ~