Friday, 17 June 2011


After the panic had slowed, the tears had been cried and dried, the fear of stitches had evaporated, the cut had been stuck and sealed and the evidence had been patched, the nurse looked at me and said: "It will probably leave a bit of a scar."

And at that moment I felt as though it was my heart that had been split open with force and that would bear a small but visible scar for life.  


  1. ((hugs))
    I know how you feel.
    PS Sorry but it didn't happen just the once either - and I felt the same each time.
    ((loads more hugs))

  2. Oh - poor cherub. And poor you. I feel eternally grateful that the first scar on Mark happened on Daddy's watch.
    But the good news is, I couldn't even tell you what was Johnny's first scar - the trauma lessens with time. And little boys view their scars as badges of honour.