Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tattooed Lady

I'm contemplating another tattoo.  I'm not ready for the one I'd love to get on my back someday, but I've been mulling over another one since shortly after my older daughter was born.  It would be a simple tattoo in a script style font that somehow references my desire to love.  If you read my blog you may remember I wrote about it here, here, & here (BTW - I'm still looking for all I mentioned in that one). On Memorial Day three years ago some friends and my family went to a graveyard to pay our respects.  While we were there I came across a headstone with the simple inscription, "She always loved."  It was profound to me.  It summed up all that God has called me to. 
"Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment.  A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’"  
---Matt. 22:37-39
It is what I strive for and seek God's strength for.  It is who I want to be.  Because of all this it would be hugely meaningful to me.  The big challenge is that I'm struggling with the wording for it.  I don't know if I should use the wording from the headstone, shorten it to "always love," or go with something else entirely.  Ideas?  Input?

1 comment:

  1. I like "always love." I'm curious why you don't want to use the headstone wording? Do you feel like it's kind of taking away from what was special for the family of that woman? Because if so, I'd think if a woman was amazing enough to earn something like that on her headstone, she'd probably be honored to have you emulate her passion for loving others and to have yourself marked with that committment. Or you could always just get the verse on you. Or some jump roping ostriches who overeat ice cream.