I finally did it,
and it only took me 49 years!
I got my first tattoo.
|Bobbie Jo DeGree|
I have always loved tattoos but I never got one growing up because I was raised in a very conservative household. I never got one in early adulthood because my husband frowned upon them.
Now I am on the cusp of turning 50,
and I think it's about dang time that I decide what I want!
I have talked about getting the signatures
of my deceased parents on my arm for years.
The day of our 25th wedding anniversary,
Doug surprised me with a road trip.
It was full of naughty things that a 50 year old conservative Catholic mother of five definitely SHOULD NOT do!
Our first stop was the tattoo parlor.
I got the signature of my late mother on my forearm.
Underneath is a stem of four pale pink roses.
One rose for each of the babies I've lost.
I pray every day for her and them.
And I beg God to let her be their caretaker
until I can hold them again.