As most of you know we were traveling this past weekend in Umbria. We chose an amazing winery to stay at and it was truly beautiful. It was the first time however that we have stayed at a place without internet access and so we were not able to communicate with family during an amazing celebration of Doug's dad Kirk as he turned 70! The party they had was on Friday the 4th... what would have been Zachary's 17th birthday.
On that Friday before we went out our family was doing one of the devotions from our Kindle book (Dinner table devotions). The entry was for February 1st because first of all we aren't doing very well at keeping "up to date", but most of all because I like the title... "God's Tattoo". Here is how it started - I thought it was very appropriate for Zach's birthday.
"Have you ever seen someone with a person's name tattooed onto an arm or ankle? Some people tattoo the name of the person they love on their bodies as an expression of their devotions to the person, and as a constant reminder of this person who is precious to them."
We really don't need a constant reminder of our precious son - we already think of him constantly whether or not it is Christmas Eve or his birthday. Seeing our tattoo every day makes me smile though. My child who is part of the very fiber of my being has been physically etched onto my body. For me it is so appropriate.
The discussion questions for the devotion go on to ask..." Do you think you would ever get a tattoo? Does your family have opinions or rules regarding tattoos??" Let's just say that we all had a little chuckle over that...
Happy Birthday my darling Zachary