Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Small Miracles


     I am once again joining Franchesca for her Small Miracles blog hop.  I have a few small miracles I'd like to share...one that has certainly given me a big reason to smile, but all of them have definitely lift my spirits this month.

1.  My new tattoo.  I know tattoos aren't for everyone but I love my other 2.  They all have special meaning for me, but this one trumps them all.

It is life size and on my back, just below the nape of my neck.

Side by side comparison of the tat and her actual footprints.  The
artist did an awesome job at keeping the detail in her prints.  I couldn't
be any happier...well, I COULD but not with the tat. It's exactly what I wanted.

2.  Addie's gardens.  Yes, I said gardens as she has several dedicated in her memory.  They are all starting to bloom and are so beautiful.  It's a wonderful thing knowing I can see something grow in spite of not being able to see her grow.

3.  Camping.  Now that summer is here, we spend almost every weekend on the Potomac River.  Good times with family and friends...nothing beats that.

P's toy...he loves his Dodge Ram 2500 PowerWagon

Eating fresh steamed shrimp with great people!

Our awning lights are butterflies...would you expect any less?

The camper on the right is ours, the left one belongs to my mom and dad.

4.  Road trips.  We went to Kentucky a few weeks ago for a family reunion.  It was nice seeing everyone, but sometimes I felt as though people were whispering about me.  Maybe I was just being too sensitive, I don't know.  Still, I got in some good bonding time with Nic, my newest nephew.  I can't wait to have one of my own.  I never realized just how being a mom comes naturally to me.  I hope that one day I'll get my chance.  Here's some pics of the weekend:

Baby Nic

5.  As always, I am thankful for the man in my life.  If not for P, I wouldn't survive.  He makes me smile, he makes me laugh, he makes me look at life in a whole new way.  I'm so lucky.
He had a mouthful of shrimp...he's gonna kill me for this one, lol


Keleen said...

Love the tattoo! I am still undecided if I will get one. I would want Addi's right footprint on my right foot actual size, but only if it had all the detail. Yours is the best I have seen! Wish I lived closer to where the artist is! Such a great job!

Camping is one of my favorite things in the whole world! Glad you guys are able to get out and enjoy your camper!

Your relatives probably were talking about you, but only because they are too scared to talk TO you about Addie. I'm already worried about my family reunion this summer and my class reunion next summer...yuck!

Franchesca said...

Oh I love the butterfly tattoo, it is very detailed! They did an awesome job :)

I am so glad to hear all her gardens are blooming!! Isn't it so nice to see something growing in their memory? That's what helps me when I look at Jenna's garden :)

Your trips sound and look like a lot of fun too! I know what you mean when it comes to relatives. It can be tough, but I agree with Keleen, most people just don't know what to say so they act weird and distant. I think as time passes some of that fades. Sending big hugs,

Deanna said...

Love the tattoo! Love the gardens! What a great list! :)

Sandy said...

Love the tattoo!!!Thanks for this beautiful post. I'm trying to focus more on the good and what I have, instead of what I don't have. Thanks for inspiring me. You will get the chance to have one of your own! Sending hugs and love your way!

Holly said...

OMGsh your tattoo turned out amazing!!! Very, very good job they did on it. Love it!

Missy said...

Your tattoo is wonderful and the pictures are beautiful. I hope you are finding peace by the river this summer~

Tabatha said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the tattoo! The artist did a GREAT job!!! Loved all the pictures :) Her gardens are blooming beautifully!!! xoxo

Shell said...

I love the tatoo! I've been thinking about getting one and have never considered it before now.

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