March 25, 2012


Hope you all had a great weekend.  If you read for design you might want to skip this post, unless you like BODY ART.  That's right, I got my first and last tattoo over the weekend.  Here is the story.
I lost my mom from Leukemia 2 years ago.  She was an amazing woman.  Strong, free spirited, independent, funny, gorgeous (above picture).  She lit up a room when she walked in it.  I had the privilege of calling her mom. 
Growing up she used to read to me every night.  While tucking me in, she would say, " I love you more than all the grains of sand in the world and all the stars in the sky." 
As I got older and we got in the occasional tiff, she would always end the argument with repeating that same phrase, letting me know in spite of frustration I was still loved.

While  she was fighting cancer she slept a lot.  Often times, I would be in her bed reading while she slept.  She would roll over on occasion and ask me if I knew how much she loved me?  I would answer, " You love me more than all the grains of sand in the world and all the stars in the sky."  She would nod and smile then go back to sleep.  You see, as simple as  those words might be, I feel like they were my mom's way of saying I was cherished.  Everyone wants to feel special and loved.  My mom reminded me that I was constantly. 
This past weekend marked 2 years since she passed.  I decided what a better way to honor her than doing something she would probably shake a finger at!

" I love you more than all the grains of sand in the world and all the stars in the sky."
                                                                                                                                       - Mom

Be Well,


  1. Oh, Heather. I am wiping away the tears. What a beautiful, permanent way to memorialize your mother's life and the impact she had on yours. This is so beautiful, thank you for sharing this with us. xo Ashley

  2. Wow, Heather, the tattoo is so beautiful, and the sentiment even moreso. I'm so moved by your tribute to your mom.

  3. I have tears in my eyes, Heather. So beautiful.

  4. Oh man I was told not to read and that I would cry! That I for sure did! Beautiful my friend! XOXO

  5. She still has your back.

    Greeting from an avid lurker * waves*

  6. Ok first I am tearing up. Thank you for this post. It is so sweet. You will always love that art on your back!


  7. Oh wow, I am in tears. What a wonderful way to honor your Mom! How beautiful. Thanks for sharing :)