May 07 2014

Bucket List – Part 1

Published by admin at 5:41 pm under The Miscellany

When I was 16, I asked my mom if I could get a tattoo. At the time, the answer was no. When I told her this past Christmas that I was ready to get one now, she said “you’ve been waiting for 20 years, go ahead”.

I’d been thinking about what I wanted for several years. It obviously had to have meaning. Something that looked unique. And on a place that I could hide if necessary, but still be visible anytime I wanted to see it.

After much thought and some research (plus my brother-in-law finding/recommending a very talented tattoo artist), I made the commitment to get it done and settled on the hibiscus flower. To me, it reminds me of a time in my life when there was love, peace and joy. Brad and I honeymooned in Hawaii and hibiscus flowers were all around us wherever we looked. He actually has a pic of me with a hibiscus flower behind my ear on his desk.

In any case, we’ve had a rough year of medical challenges, worries and sadness – I needed a reminder that there is hope, that our love will prevail and that happiness will return.

So with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law in tow for moral support, I got inked! And I love it. It reminds me of all that was good back then…..and all the goodness that will come surely again.

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