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Got my first ink!

Saturday, August 04, 2012

I'm not complaining. I love my life but it's been pretty rough the last few weeks.

Lots of stress, lots of unknowns (and if you know me, you know how much I HATE not being able to plan something) and too many goodbyes.

Tomorrow my husband leaves for Texas for a couple months. For awhile this week it looked like he wasn't going to be able to go (hence the stress) but it seems to all be working out now.

Before he left I decided it was time for my first tattoo. My mom passed away in 2009. She was a major part of my life and I miss her every day. A couple weeks back I was going through old cards (I save important cards etc) and found one that she sent me for my birthday shortly before she passed away. She signed it differently than usual (Usually cards from her were signed Love, Dad and Mom) but this was signed "All my love, Mom (& Dad too)!

Looking at it, I realized that I wanted to keep that with me. So introducing;


Yes, I left the Dad part off. Love him but he's still around for me to talk to.
One of Josh's soldiers is a tattoo artist here in Colorado Springs and he's amazing. He did this for me last night and I love it!

I decided a while back that my ultimate goal for hitting my weight journey goal is a back piece. Adam is going to do it for me and I'm excited!! It will probably happen sometime next year :)

I know I haven't been around much. It's been a really trying few weeks, but JJ starts back to school in 2 weeks and I'm praying that life will even out shortly after that.

on the upside, the kids are sleeping a little better! We discovered on Wednesday that Elliott has an ulcer being caused by his Gtube, so some changes are being made (as well as introducing a new medicine) to see if we can heal the ulcer up and that might allow him to be more comfortable sleeping and eating!

Anyways, that's the quick update from me. Pray for me as I go it alone for a few months. I know God has me in his hand and I know that His plans are always good. Just somedays seem harder than others!

Please forgive me for not being around and being the supportive person I try to be, but right now, it's all about making it through the day :)

Love you all!!!
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  • GOINGTODOTHIS2
    Sometime you support others and sometimes others support you. You can do this and you are right, God is carrying you through this. Keep up the positive thoughts. You can do this! emoticon
    2677 days ago
  • 22CHUNKY
    Sorry things are so stressful right now. Just remember that your SparkFriends are here for you and praying for you. You are so right about being in GOD's hand while your husband is away. After all, you are in HIS hands everyday. Take care of yourself and those precious "little guys". I know they will miss their Daddy too.
    Remember, this may be a GREAT time to focus on your "Sparking" and be able to provide your husband with a wonderful surprise when he returns. Now, wouldn't THAT be fun. Think about it.
    2677 days ago
  • AMBER281
    Love the tattoo! Very neat idea.
    2680 days ago
  • SMILESRME
    You have alot in your life to keep track of, so not doing what you want to do on Sparks is really okay!! It's all a balance; and your balance needs to be with your family a little bit more right now. If you can keep moving and trying to eat wisely, leaving the internet for a little while is really okay!

    I love you tat! Such a meaningful message of love from your mom. I have a cross and rose tat on my ankle and I am reminded of my faith in the Lord as He is the Rose of Sharon. Most days I still like my tattoo!! : )

    Blessings,
    Julia : )
    2680 days ago
  • BESTSUSIEYET
    Glad you figured out your son's sleeping problems. Hope the mediation heals the ulcers soon! I know you'll do O.K when DH is gone, but it will be more stress. What ever happened to the NY move? Did I miss something? Not that we want to lose you from Colorado ... But I thought you were excited about being closer to family. God bless you & your family this week!
    2682 days ago
  • PURPLE180
    I love your tattoo and the meaning behind it. You are in my prayers. :-)
    2682 days ago
  • CYANIDE_CUPCAKE
    That is absolutely beautiful and I nearly cried just thinking of you getting it for her. So beautiful! I want one by the monkey tattoo I have for my son that is his hand writing from Kindergarten and add to it when he gets to be an adult, too.. I think it will be cute ;) hehe LOVE this and love it that you are trying so hard to be and do more. That's just... awesome! Love ya, Spark Sis!! XOXO
    2682 days ago
  • JLPEASE
    Nice tattoo! I hope everything works out great for you while your husband is gone. I know you all will miss him a lot!

    2683 days ago
  • BRENJET
    Love the tattoo! You can always look down now and let your mom's love flow through you when you need it most. Congrats to you...and when you're missing hubby...just blog it out--we'll all be here for you!
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    2683 days ago
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