I’m really proud of my brand new tattoo. It is my first. I never ever thought I would get one, in fact, I always said I don’t like tattoos on women, especially on older women. Well, now, at almost 45 years old, I guess I’m one of them! After having read about memorial tattoos, the idea became more and more appealing to me. I wanted something that says that even though the love of my life is no longer on this earth, I will always love him and he’ll always be a part of me. I chose a butterfly tattoo (new/eternal life), with a cross and his initial “R” subtly incorporated into the design. I’m really pleased with the way it turned out. To me, it’s a beautiful way to remember him and all the happiness and joy we shared, but also a reminder to me that he is in a good place with the Lord – and that it is okay for me to move on and allow new little rays of happiness and joy to slowly outshine the darkness of my deep, raw grief. I’ll never forget him and I’ll always love him, but I have to try to move on and make the best of this new life – because that’s what he would have wanted.