Friday, December 2, 2011

Memorial Tats

Yes, we did it.  In honor of our son, both Aaron and I got tattoos last friday.  Which just also happened to be the anniversary of my Dad's heavenly graduation.  Yes, the footprints are true to size....and the three hibiscus represent the other three miscarriages I had.  The verse is significant to me because without a shadow of a doubt I believe all my babies were a gift....straight from our Jesus.  And...their sister Halle also has a sign in her bedroom with James 1:17 on it.  "Laus Deo" means "Praise be to God" in Latin....Aaron has had this phrase on a post-it-note attached to our printer for months now.  I think even before we found out I was pregnant.  It is so important to him.  Just because my husband is creative and all that stuff, he designed both of these tattoos.  Did I mention I love him very much for doing this?  It is definitely his way of processing October 13 and the days that lead up to it.  You know what? We will show these off proudly.....and what a testimony.  I have already ministered to many with these I believe Jesus works through these??  You bet I do! Dad would be proud!


The Kimmels said...

I found your blog through Monica's and I just wanted to say that I am so sorry for your loss. We lost our son, an identical twin, at 25 weeks so I relate to a lot of your words and the things you are going through. I love your tattoos! We have been talking about getting Carter's footprints as a tattoo as well but still have to work on the design. Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I am praying for your family during this difficult holiday season. Thanks for sharing your story.

Dena said...

you're both so brave!!! was it painful? (getting the tattoo, i mean....I know the answer to the other....) :)