December 30, 2015
I wake up to this Email:
As I sit here in my living room at 6:51 am, I am trying to find the words to thank you. I have been reading your Tattuesday series since I finally got out of bed at 4:00 am after tossing and turning and struggling with where I went wrong.
Now, with tears filling my eyes, I see so much hope! My daughter just got her 3rd tattoo (this one on her foot for ALL to see) 🙂
And it’s going to be okay! We have a good struggle ahead and I so thank you for giving me the courage to face it. She IS such a wonderful daughter and I am blessed by God to have her in my life.
And I think back to the text messages Annemarie and I exchanged ten days ago.
December 20, 2015
ok in the interest of full disclosure:
(and if this ruins your day I really am so sorry)
it’s my yellow ribbon in memoriam of Pastor Speyer.
$20 to get it done.
Oh heavens, what a relief!
yellow because that was the color, a ribbon because the whole tie a ribbon around your finger so as not to forget something.
You had me in abject panic there.
I discussed it with my bosses beforehand.
And it’s just a tattoo?!? WHEW!
WHO ARE YOU
I ASK YOU
And it’s beautiful, visually, emotionally, and timing-ly.
I’m not crying.
I’m proud of you.
(I’m definitely cryin.)
The only way you could ruin my day would be by not being in it, Chickie.
I thought it would be nice to get it around this time… december’s been hard for me long enough.
OK NOW I CAN’T SEE
I love you ❤️❤️ thank you ?
I love you too, amazing daughter of mine who teaches me so much and helps me grow!!!
same back to you!!! (but mother, obviously) ?
A Prayer of Gratitude
It’s been three years since Annemarie and I first talked about her tattoos.
A year-and-a-half since my first Tattuesday blog post.
We’ve had a good struggle and I so thank you for giving me the courage to face it.
I have SUCH a wonderful daughter. I am blessed to have her in my life.
I see so much hope.
It’s definitely going to be okay.