Embracing My Scars by Casey Wiegand

My name is Casey Wiegand, 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 little ones with the hopes of lots more and am married to the love of my life!

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?
When I started blogging 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?” 
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 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 🙂


  1. December 28, 2011 / 8:32 pm

    I really really REALLY needed to read this today. Everything she said word for word is what my heart needed. I am going through a bit of a rough spot as I just found out I will be having to have a c section due to my little girl being breech. I am pretty much heart broken about it but this post actually made me look at it in a different way I never even thought of.

    So, thank you Casey for giving me hope in a dark time.

    you can read our struggle here:

  2. December 28, 2011 / 8:43 pm

    Wow, what an incredible post to share. I’m sure this is going to help a lot of women that have been in this position or will be in this position.

  3. December 28, 2011 / 9:08 pm

    What a great and new way to look at those c-section scars. I usually look at mine in a negative light, but I should look at the scar in a positive light in remembrance of the day I brought our beautiful baby boy into this world. 🙂

  4. December 28, 2011 / 9:43 pm

    LOVE Casey….and love this post!! You are so right….I have recently begun to accept my scars for what they are…and how they have made me “me”.

    Sooo happy for you Sandy…..cant wait to see the pic of your new little guy!
    Congrats to you and hubby and your entire family!!!

  5. December 28, 2011 / 11:24 pm

    this is amazing, Casey 🙂 thank you for sharing your heart. i have been going through a very difficult time of hurt this past year, and the qoute you shared truly struck a chord with me. going to write that one down!
    blessings to you.
    and sandy, congrats on the little one!!



  6. December 28, 2011 / 11:38 pm

    Yes they do Casey! I have 42 scars to prove it, and that’s just external scars.

    So glad you have this perspective and wisdom,…

    have you ever heard the song LESS LIKE SCARS by Sara Groves?! You must listen asap!


  7. may
    December 28, 2011 / 11:47 pm

    Easy to say when you’re hot.

  8. December 29, 2011 / 10:25 am

    LOVE this post! I swear she read my heart 🙂 Sharing on our networks! Thanks so much!

  9. Lizette
    December 29, 2011 / 10:43 am

    beautiful! what a gorgeous post!

  10. December 29, 2011 / 4:35 pm

    I love this post! I gave birth to my baby naturally but I had lots of stretch marks after the birth. I didn’t have any marks pre-birth so i thought i was lucky… but oopsss… there they are. the marks appear after the delivery. didn’t like it at first, but like you said, i love what it represent! 🙂

  11. December 29, 2011 / 5:36 pm

    No c-section scar, but I do have some lovely stretch marks on my tummy. Totally worth my little man! You have a beautiful family!

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