Honestly, I have never really given belly buttons much thought. Oh, I did think about if I had an inny or an outy and how attractive or unattractive they were. In my 30's as a celebration of a new found life I got mine pierced. (It was that or a tattoo ... and I couldn't decided what to get where ...) but other than those thoughts nothing.
I then looked at my belly button & thought of my mom. Another tear came to my eye. The bond is a little stronger after today.