I really miss my belly button. I’m not saying that because I can’t see it since I’m overweight. I AM overweight, but my belly button isn’t there because cut away after emergency surgery a couple years ago. And it’s not the first time I’ve not had a belly button. Back in 2003 I lost it after another emergency surgery. Then, in 2007, a fantastic doctor gave me back my belly button and it was so cute! Then blammo, gone again. Easy come, easy go evidently! When I look in the mirror each day and see scars and skin where my belly button used to be I feel like I look like an alien and I think of all the things my body has been through. I feel so different; so not normal. A belly button is not a big deal really but it’s one of those things that humans have in common.
I know many people who have gone through what I have and don’t have a belly button, or even worse have lost fingers, toes, limbs, breasts etc. Sure, life goes on, but it isn’t easy. I was also born with a deformed finger and I’ve been made fun of and been looked at strangely by many people. When a baby is born one of the things parents do is check the baby and make sure everything is there that should be. Each of us is unique in some way and I think it is great! But for some reason I don’t find these unique things about myself great. I see them as ugly. Most days I don’t even think about it, but some days I wish I just looked like everybody else and I feel alone.
But today even though I miss my belly button I’m gonna celebrate being different! I’d love for you to do the same! Please share what makes you unique and we will celebrate together!