Ink

23 08 2010

I have been fascinated with tattoos for as long as I can remember.

Now, to look at me, you might not think that. I am short, and even though I’m in my twenties, I’m still mistaken for a twelve-year-old occasionally. When you first meet me, I’m generally soft spoken.

People make snap opinions, and they tend to be wrong.

I got my second tattoo about a year ago. I love stained glass. One day at church, the screen with the words of the song had a picture of the chapel window from my college. And it hit me. This is it.

Once people ask me if it’s real, they want to know what it is, why I chose it. The easy answer is that I love my school. It was a good time in my life. I love that window.

But really, it’s a reminder. The tattoo says, “Spera in Deo.” Hope in God. After all I have been through with doctors and drugs and surgeries and a dysfunctional body I got this as a reminder that God never puts a challenge in my life that I can’t handle. I have been made stronger through every down time. I am who I am because of what I’ve been through.

I know that I’m here for a reason. I have Crohn’s and an ostomy for a reason. I can handle this.

Don’t diss the ink.

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