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Saving my pennies for new ink.

by Wench on March 5, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Last night, Nathaniel asked me if I wanted to get any more tattoos. I said I wanted to get something for Gabriel, but I didn't know what.

"What about a lima bean?"

And suddenly it clicked. My sun and moon have always symbolized for me Mathew 28:20 - "And, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." I've been thinking about adding a bird for a while, because I've always been Lexi Bird. A bird in its nest, together with its little one and watching over each other, until the end of the world.

I like it.


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