When Kade entered my life I knew that I wanted to do something special to remember our journey and I started toying around with the idea of getting a tattoo.
I had an idea of what I wanted but was a bit scared of getting one done. My sister got a tat many years ago and is now trying to have it removed and the saga of removing an unwanted tat is well lets just say it’s quite hectic… So I needed to be 100% sure that what I was putting on my body would be there for EVER and that I would never want to remove it.
At the beginning of the year I plucked up the courage to ask for tattoo parlour recomendations on twitter and after getting Fallen Hero’s number and a VERY high recomendation from Nicki, I contacted them to make an appointment… I had a consult appointment the the awesome Bryan and he then sketched my vague ideas based on some pictures I had pulled off the web and told me he’d send me a final sketch in due course… Before I left that day I booked an appointment and paid a deposit – there was NO going back!
After our lovely holiday I went to the parlour to get inked. I was SO frigging nervous but also really excited.
I had told Bryan that I wanted a cross, a dragonfly, Kade’s name and Jer 29:11 in my ink. I liked blue’s, greens and splashes of orange and yellow. What he came up with is AMAZING. I had the tat done on my left hip and I see it everyday in the shower, as I get dressed and I love, love, love it.
It is my daily reminder that God is faithful. Jeremiah 29:11 is the verse that kept me going through seven long years of infertility. My faith took a beating in those years and the cross was a symbol of that journey with God. Kade’s name had to be there of course for reasons I don’t need to explain. The dragonfly – a symbol of new life… this needed to be there to show me how Kade entering into my life, along with my faith and God’s promise to me that I was entering into a new life… the life of a mother.
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