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    A couple of weeks ago, after a couple of years of thinking about it, I got this tattoo.

    Already it has been helpful in these madhouse days.

    The idea came from the time Lucy was in the ICU, and we stood above her little bed and said, "Breathe, sweetie. Breathe." I promised myself if she lived? I'd get this tattoo.

    It's a sea change for me. (and the name of the tattoo place was Sea Change.) I love the yes, but it's outward and loving and throwing open my arms. This one is more inward, slower, a chance to really breathe.

    Feels good.

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    1. *amisha* 40 months ago | reply

      such a good reminder. and a beautiful story.

    2. marthasnail 40 months ago | reply

      i agree with amisha. this is so great, s.

    3. allison mcd 40 months ago | reply

      love love love.

    4. Lalalaa Dolce Vita 40 months ago | reply

      love it! I can relate- I have 'yes' on my left wrist and 'grace' on the other. Both reminders I need, too. Brava, merry christmas (or whatever)!

    5. deecompagner0205 40 months ago | reply

      amazing.. just amazing.. love to you and your family in the new year!

    6. My Darling Lemon Thyme 40 months ago | reply

      such a great reminder.

    7. Dish by Trish [deleted] 40 months ago | reply

      awesome! love!

    8. un arc en ciel dans le lavabo 36 months ago | reply

      congratulations, it's beautiful. tattoo & story even though i'm sorry it comes from such rough time.
      i have one tattoo on my left foot and it is the result of a similar circumstance. since 2001 and it's always been so precious to me.

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