Sunday, June 14, 2009

My Memorial Tattoo

Just got home from getting my first tattoo!! I am soo excited about this memorial tattoo in memory of Brayden... and I LOVE it!
His name is written across the top and the Dragonfly is the centerpeice. The dragonfly symbolizes Hope, Change, and New Beginnings, it represents New Light and Joy. Dragonflies live short lives. They remind us to cherish each moment that we are given and enjoy life to the fullest. Remember the moments... because that is what we will hold onto forever. It also means renewal , as moving forward after enduring hardship.. and shows us we are strong enough to embrace happiness once more.
I love this symbolism as I remember my precious Brayden. Yes, he lived a short life.. shorter than we feel it should have been. But I am thankful for each moment that we shared. As life takes on a "new normal" I am trying to hold onto the Hope I have in Christ for my future... for my family.. and for the plans that lie ahead for us.
On the bottom of the tattoo is the verse Phil. 1:3, which states, " I thank my God every time I remember you." This is the verse that is on the headstone and also on Brayden's memory quilt. It has become very special to me and reminds me to thank God each time I remember Brayden. I am so blessed to have been chosen to be His mommy and I will forever treasure each memory.
I am sooo stoked about having this tattoo! I love the way that it turned out and love that I now have a little peice of Brayden that will always be a part of me.


Tricia said...

nice!!! Where is the tattoo?

Mommyof3gifts said...

it's on my ankle.. I love it! (: