“I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth”. That’s from Jane Eyre, my absolutely favorite book ever. And I mean EVER. I never paid attention to the book when I was growing up, it was just another english assignment. But, I picked it up and read it again last year and I was completely taken by it. I’ve re-read it several times and always find another layer of depth to the characters and storyline.
That particular line of literature is spoken by Jane at the end of the book when she finally finds happiness with Mr. Rochester. It struck me as the perfect line to sum up how I feel about my husband & my family. So much so that I had it tattooed on my side. Really. I did. It goes from my ribcage to my hip bone and is surrounded by some freehand scroll work done by the tattoo artist. I love it. Muchly. Most people respond to seeing it with “Oh my, that’s big” or “Holy Cow”, which always makes me smile. Not that I go around hiking up my shirt for people to see it. I’ve only shown it to a few family members and close friends. I didn’t get it done to have a lot of people see it, I got it done for my own enjoyment. For me, I am glad to have a statement that means so much to me immortalized with me forever.
Soon I plan on getting my ring finger tattooed instead of wearing my wedding band. My ring broke last month and I lost the setting out of it. I took it off since it was catching on everything and now I’m totally used to not wearing it. But, I don’t want it to appear that I’m single (especially as I’m dragging 3 kids around) I am going to have my husband’s initial tattooed on there instead. A very simple ‘M’.
And from there, who knows….I might get a few others. 🙂