Everyone expresses love and commitment in different ways, my sister in particular has taken a rather permanent and crazy/cool way to show me how much she loves me and my girls...
She finally showed me last weekend at my brother's wedding. I'm afraid my reaction was less than perfect as I was quite shocked. I mean honestly, when she said she had a surprise to show me (months ago) I'd guessed a new tattoo but I didn't think it would be OF ME. My reaction was then something stupid like "but I don't have one of you?" as I rubbed my lily-white un-tattooed arm up and down, while sporting a sad face. /sigh. Idiot.
So what I'm saying is, this is massive, a HUGE gesture of love that is quite impossible to reciprocate... so I guess all I have to do is nothing? And to just keep being the obviously awesome person that she sees me to be.
It's a huge boost in confidence. The fact that someone would do something so permanent and huge on themselves makes me think that all my insecurities as a person, woman, mother etc float away. I must be decent, I must be nice, I must be cool - I am loved. I struggle with all of these things and so much more especially in this past year so to have this presented to me, this statement of all statements, how could I ever feel bad about myself, insecure about who I am and worry about what people think of me?
I am the beautiful girl in this tattoo, my gorgeous girls are the fluttery-floaty-spirited fantails. My hair is my pride and glory, green is my favourite colour. I am her, I am beautiful and confident and I am going to take on 2013 like there is no 2014 and make it blow 2012 out of the water.
I love you too Gina. Thank you my dear sweet sister, you are truly awesome. There really are no words.
The tattoo was done in Melbourne by Rose Hardy. (squeeee!)