Wednesday, December 7, 2011


I really need to get better at blogging. I have missed Halloween, Jayden's birthday, Thanksgiving, baby updates, and more little things that have happened, all of which are very important. I might still blog about them....on with this topic...

Scars are thought to be a negative thing, accidents that happen that leave a mark on your body and can last forever. They can leave a lasting memory. I know some are bad memories, but with these, good or bad, we learn and (hopefully) grow from them.

Bryce has this cute little scar on his eyelid (I think it makes him look tough) that he got when he was about 14 months old. He fell at his grandmother's house and hit the bricks on the fireplace. He stayed away from the fireplace for about 5 minutes....he is ALL boy, and I love it.

my wild man :) this was when he was about 14 months old

Jayden has a scar that I LOVE and that I see every day. His scar goes all the way down his chest. It is a memory, a rough memory, and something he is going to have to live with for the rest of his life. This scar is a reminder to me of the wonderful doctors and nurses that saved my baby's life. It is a memory that God heard our prayers and He was (and is) watching over Jayden, and all of us. It is a memory that God is in control and we need not worry.

messy face :)

I have a scar that I absolutely adore. My c-section scar. If it wasn't for that lovely thing and the doctors and scientists who figured out this route of exit long ago, Bryce, Jayden, and I (and this next precious baby) would not be here. I think of this blessing every time I get ready in the morning and see it.

Whether we love our scars (physical, emotional, spiritual) or not, we hopefully learn from them. They help us to grow and mold us into the person we are today. My prayer is that my boys learn from life's scars and always look to God to help them grow their faith through these scars.

love these two so so much

"Let all that I am praise the Lord;
with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
Let all that I am praise the Lord;
may I never forget the good things he does for me."
Psalm 103:1-2


  1. Such a beautifully written and heart-felt post, Gina!! I LOVE it! Life's scars are truly the things we look back on and breath a deep sigh of gratefulness, while at the same time, feel like God is giving us a HUGE hug! I too have the c-section scar (and the stretch marks too), and I think they're beautiful!

  2. Such a great reminder. I love how you said "Whether we love our scars (physical, emotional, spiritual) or not, we hopefully learn from them. They help us to grow and mold us into the person we are today." SO TRUE. Thanks for sharing your heart. :)

  3. love this.

    dannnng gina, you're awesome :)

    (i'm so sorry...i seriously could NOT resist. i tried. reallyyyy hard.)

    love the borden fam!

  4. I just came across your blog and fet the need to comment. This post really hit me hard. I recently lost my three month old baby boy to a heart defect. I always thought my son would grow up having a large scar from the two surgeries he had before he was even three months old. But that isn't the case. I'm so glad to hear that everything is okay with your beautiful boy. I too, have a scar. It is my c-section scar. I look at it everyday while I think about the amazing little boy that I will never get to hold agaain. That scar reminds me everyday that I am still his mommy. Please hold your boys extra tight. The scar I have is nothing compared to the permident hole I will forever have in my heart.

    1. Oh, I am so sorry you lost your little boy. I cannot imagine what you are going through right now. Yes, you will have a permanent hole in your heart for your precious son. I know that God will walk you through each step as you grieve and as you live your life here on this earth. I am praying for you! Thanks for reading my blog.