My heart melted in solidarity while watching GMA this morning.

Literally, it skipped a beat. They were doing a piece on post-natal bodies and the realities that stars are bringing light to, which obviously is a piece any mother can appreciate.

But it wasn’t until they talked about a recent ‘Self’ Magazine article published with an interview with Kerry Washington, that I lost it.

Kerry was asked by her manager if she felt she was “back” after having her daughter, here is her response.

“I’ve been really focused on not being ‘back’ to anything, but being the best version of myself right now,” she adds. “My body is the site of a miracle now. I don’t want to be pre-miracle.”

I don’t want to be pre-miracle.

Those words mean so much don’t they?

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my body, my mind, or my experiences to be pre-miracle! What a powerful way to think about the gift we have been given.

So often we hear fellow moms mention that they have “lost themselves,” but you haven’t truly lost yourself, you are a new being. How could you not be changed?

When you take a moment, and think of other miracles people have lived through, do you expect them to be back to the way their life was pre-miracle? No. You expect them to be changed, transformed, made new. You see them as blessed and gifted from God.

That’s you momma! You are blessed and gifted from God with giving the miracle of life. Own it.

Your scars, your stretch marks, your skin that didn’t go back to normal, even those not so perky boobies…they are ALL a product of a miracle!

My pre-miracle body was free of a 5” scar across my bikini line. Early on after delivery, my husband told me I should always be proud of my scar and hope it never completely fades, for that scar had purpose.

I pray God will never let that scar fade, it is my sign that a miracle has taken place here and I’m good with that.

Rebecca Spohr

Rebecca is a mother to a handsome 10-month-old boy and wife to her husband of 3 years. They live in Huntington Beach, California where they run two businesses out of there home, allowing them to spend lots of time with their son. Rebecca and her husband met in Olathe, Kansas and moved to California in 2006. They are still very attached to the midwest and travel to see family as much as possible.