Walking around a store the other day, I happened upon a woman and her daughter. The mom was pretty, but the little 7 year old was the picture of cherubic beauty. While they were in the dressing room, and I in an adjoining one, I heard the little girl say, "Momma why do you have silver lines on your belly?"
I could only assume that she was talking about stretch marks. I began to try to 'overhear' a little more intently...
There was a short pause, then you could hear the mom say, "You know how daddy gave mommy that bracelet for my birthday? And daddy gave mommy a ring for her wedding? Well, Honey, when a woman carries a baby in her body, sometimes the baby gives the mommy a pretty present too. She gives her silver lines to carry forever to thank her for carrying her. You gave me this silver. It reminds me how happy I was to carry you and how happy you were to be carried."
There was another long pause, then the little girl said, "Momma, your silver is sooo pretty. I hope my baby gives me some when I am a mommy."
The beauty of a mother!