Yep! we got tattoos!
Last week Wednesday was Blessing Day. What is Blessing Day? Well, its the day formally known as the Hill-iversary, the day six months and one week ago, when JimmyEW and I decided to stay married. Read about that here. So on our six month anniversary of us both being in love with each other, we got the same tattoo in the same location. Romantic, isn't it? The tattoo is of a tree, which we both have always sort of held as our family symbol, a moon and sun and the word Ezer K'negdo.
Here I am in the process of paying a man to cut open my back! ACK!! The black ink was horrible. I didn't think there was any way I could go through the whole thing. I sat there, holding the chair tightly while JimmyEW ran to the ATM, and thought about what this mark meant and the pain became more bearable. Plus as soon as the black was finished it got SO much better. Even if it did take about an hour to do.
Not only did we get tattoos, but... drum roll someone. I GOT MY NIKON D40!! If you want proof, here is a nicely shot image NOT taken with my camera phone. Watch out Flickr, here I come! Please ignore the piece of dust in the sky, I've got to find that bugger. But I love my camera and couldn't be happier. I know some people will be like "you only got a 6.1 mega pixel camera??!!" but come on. I work with photography daily and I know, unless you are doing very large print work, that you won't need more than a 6.1 meg camera.
The other big surprise to Blessing Day was what JimmyEW did to prove a bit of a point to me. In church we had to write how we were a blessing and I had a hard time coming up with something. Jim says I'm a blessing to him but I have a hard time swallowing that.
So he surprised me with a stack of letters that were hand written by him but from all of my friends and family and people I haven't talked to in years about how I was a blessing to them. It totally made me cry. And there was one from a friend that I haven't been in touch with for years, someone I was afraid I'd failed. Her response let me know that she knew I really did love her and helped clear out one of those stupid skeletons in my closet.
Some of the responses were very unexpected and heartwarming and some made me laugh hard. Like my nephew Jeff who said, "Sassy was, and is, a blessing to me when she calls me Ffej, which always brings me a smile." As much as I want to share so much of what people said, I want to respect their privacy and don't want to cheapen their kind words by broadcasting it on the net without their permission. And I'm too lazy and tired to seek their permission. And Ffej, sorry for not asking your permission, ;). But what an amazing gift, amazing affirmation, and an amazing man I have. Not to mention amazing friends and family! Wow! I am one lucky girl.
What is the nicest thing someone has done for you? Have you done something nice for someone lately? I think its time for me to pay it forward. HB, you want me to babysit Bologna over night in a few weekends from now?
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