A little over a month ago I found myself doing something I had wanted to do since I was in High School.
That’s right, I got a TATTOO, baby!
I must say, I absolutely love my tattoo and all the special meaning it holds for me.
It says “Beloved” with a cross. I chose this word to remind me that I am God’s beloved. Something I struggle to remember at times.
I chose a teal semi colon for the first e in beloved. Teal is the color for sexual assault awareness. My story does not end with the sexual abuse I experienced as a teenager. My story continues on in how I choose to heal from my past and how I choose to live my life moving forward from the abuse.
After the semi colon it says “loved”. For I am loved, and I need this reminder. Abuse has a way of affecting our view of how love “worthy” we are. We are all worthy of love, and sometimes we need to be reminded of that.
My tattoo serves as both a reminder to myself, and as a testimony to how far I have come. And I absolutely LOVE IT!
I’m already thinking about getting another tattoo 🙂