Happy 2020 to all my readers around the world. Things have been busy over the last couple of months for us but we are glad to have some time resting from the ‘pregnancy journey’ to enjoy some time to ourselves and spending Christmas holidays with friends and family.
This is a very short post to kick off the new year, but I am pleased to say that (despite the journey so far) healing has been happening and we have been loving the time to reset, start our routine and have some much needed time away from work to clear our minds. The journey begins again in 2020 but I am looking forward to the year, regardless of it’s challenges. We have been through so much already that it’s definitely a case of drawing power and strength from dark times.
One of the best things to come out of 2019 was the realisation that everyone needs a Samwise in their life. Whether it be your partner, your Mum, your Dad, a grandparent, a friend, a child…. a dog or a dragon! It’s so hard forcing yourself to walk these roads alone. This doesn’t just include the ones of us who have been through miscarriages, but to those facing any hardship, any big journey or any troubled times.
I can’t really put into words the love and the gratefulness I have for my Samwise. Tests of strength come in many forms and we have faced a few in the past couple of years that’s for sure! However, we have come out, hand in hand and ready to tackle whatever else this road has to throw at us and I am so pleased to be here… with you.
In honor of last year and our journey, we gave ourselves a little Christmas present: PLEASE DO NOT JUDGE MY HAIRY LEG…. it’s a mood….. (plus it’s impossible to shave around healing tattoos!
The one on the right (yeah the bloody hairy one… it’s the holidays… meh) is mine with the elvish script underneath reading “Don’t go where I can’t follow”.
For the non-LOTR nerd out there… this is the phrase that Samwise says to Frodo thinking he has died after his encounter with Shelob:
“Don’t leave me here alone! It’s your Sam calling. Don’t go where I can’t follow! Wake up, Mr. Frodo!”
May you all have a Samwise to walk into 2020 with.
A HUGE thank you to Ha Huynh and Chris B. at https://www.rocknink.com.au/ for their amazing work on such a special tattoo for us. ❤ ❤