Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Never Say Never

There are many times in ones life that things are put before them and they say NEVER! and someone usually pipes up, never say never. Well, not too long after Brianna was born, Ashley put in to have a tattoo (her first and hopefully her last)) of something to pay tribute to Brianna. We've talked about it many times but kept putting it off. Well, now that Brianna is not doing very well, Ashley asked again....and after deliberation we said yes, ONLY after reviewing the artwork prior to the tattoo. (We have also kept in the back of our minds that she is 17 1/2 and if she got a tattoo now, we would have some say in it, if we waited 6 more months....yikes. Who knows what she might do. So....today was the day and I have to say that I really like it. Later this evening she shared with me that now Brianna will be with her always, somehow the tattoo makes Ashley feel that Brianna is even closer to her heart. Sweet.

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Brianna also had a special visitor this evening, her friend Maddie. Isn't she the cutest?!!! She kept reaching over to hug and kiss Brianna.

12 comments:

  1. Brianna's big sister is obviously crazy about her! So is Brianna's little friend. Too precious for words.

    Glad that today was a wee bit better.

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  2. A friend of mine (who is also a mother of a child who had T18) did the very same thing: she and her teenage daughter had matching tattoos to remember their precious daughter and sister. I am not a tattoo person, but I think it is great!

    Love you!

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  3. i'm not either but will i ever get one for vera? i'd better not say never too!

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  4. Maijken from OregonAugust 27, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    What a touching tribute to her little sister. I think it's great and looks wondeful. :) You can definitely see and feel the love between the 2 of them, that's for sure! God bless you all!

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  5. I've been reading your blog and trying to think of what to say.

    I can't imagine how tough this has been. Unbearable, I'm sure. You all are so brave. It takes grace and courage for your family to balance holding onto Brianna with all your heart, and at the same time, knowing you'll be letting her go before you're ready. Loving someone so much who you know can't stay long with us is a courageous and selfless thing.

    I'll be thinking of you and praying for peace, hope, love and joy in each day of your life.

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  6. What a sweet tattoo and tribute to Brianna! Your girls sure love eachother!
    I want to have Freja's footprints tattooed on me at some point.

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  7. these pictures make my heart so happy. I love the tat! My hub wants to do a tattoo of the sacred heart (crown of thorns around the heart of christ) with cana's nicu number and her bday on it. Can't wait for that!

    I am still so with you...each moment of every day. My heart is praying with yours.

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  8. Ashley loves her sister so much! A while back Tyler had Annabel's name place on his upper arm. Our children loves their sissy's so much.
    I love the picture of Brianna and her little friend, so sweet. Brenda, it is still so hard for me to talk about, I can't begin to imagine how it is for you. Your family are in our prayers.

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  9. A beautiful tribute to Brianna, Ashley. I am not as courageous. Glad your mom is there Brenda, and yes you are so right, I do not think you can ever prepare yourself for letting your child go. I will keep sending loving thoughts and prayers your way. Hugs and kisses to Brianna.

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  10. What a beautiful work of art. We are thinking of you and your family always.

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  11. I love the tat, I think you should get a matching one too!!! Glad to hear Brianna is doing a bit better. The pic of her and Maddie are adorable. Thinking of you and praying for you. Hugs!! Darlene and Max

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