My first post to Shape of a Mother is here. Now, three months later, and another chapter has been written, blotted, and dried, I have marked myself lovely.
I had been planning for a very long time to get a tattoo. This Saturday, my husband and I got me inked at last. The first three photos are of my ‘new body’ at 10 months postpartum after my 5th child (three singletons and a set of twins). The last photo is of my tattoo. The Hebrew in the center is “My Beloved” – which is symbolic of three things: it is one of the names of God – as He made me ‘fearfully and wonderfully, My husband is my lover, my beloved, and finally, my body. I truly am in love with the skin I am in. And it is high time too!