Thursday, October 27, 2016
I chose this quote because I feel like it is very true. Everyone's family is different and every one of those families is beautiful.
When I say “family” it is not only blood relatives, but also people who love and support you no matter what. I have always believed this and I feel like my best friend is apart of my family.
I grew up in the country near a small town where everyone knows everyone; in many ways were like one huge family.
With so many people supporting me, I feel thankful, but 3 women in particular were especially important and influential. To keep them close to me I choose three butterflies and a quote to represent the three very important ladies in my life: my mom, nanny (grandmother) and stepmom.
My parents split when I was very young and many people helped raise me. My mom lived with nanny and one of her favorite things are butterflies. To me they symbolize strength, grace, a free spirit and they are beautiful. All things I have acquired from these women; hence my choice of tattoo design. Together the quote and butterflies remind me that with family, we can face any challenge and not feel alone.
I know some people alienate themselves from family but there are many types of family, so I encourage everyone to seek out, and if necessary – build a “family”. You’ll be stronger for it.