Monday, June 23, 2008

Long Time Coming

So, I had a blog set up before and when things in my life stated getting bad (or I guess I should say worse) I deleated it because my mom tought me (if u know my mom you know she should take her own advice) that if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all. Well, I haven't had a whole lot of nice things to say over the last 6 months or so. And then today, when I sat at the computer after 5 hours at the pool with the kids I realized that I have a whole lot of nice things to say. So.......... I'm back. 

The two things that I have the most nice things to say about are my two beautiful kids. AKA my two lotus flowers.  I recently got a HUGE tattoo on my back to represent them. I know, probably crazy but in a really weird way it made me feel so much better. 

The meaning of the lotus flower and lotus flower tattoo is:

Lotus flowers are amazing and have strong symbolic ties to many Asian religions especially through india. The lotus flower starts as a small flower down at the bottom of the pond in the mud and muck. It slowly grows up towards the waters surface continually moving towards the light. Once it comes to the surface of the water the lotus flower begins to blossom and turn into a beautiful flower.

In modern times the meaning of a lotus flower tattoo ties into religious symbolism and meaning. Most tattoo enthusiast feel that the lotus tattoo represents life in general. As the lotus flower grows up from the mud into a object of great beauty people also grow and change into something more beautiful (hopefully!). So the symbol represents the struggle of life at its most basic form.

Lotus flower tattoos are also for people who have gone through a hard time and are now coming out of it. Like the flower they have been at the bottom in the muddy, yucky dirty bottom of the pond but have risen above theis to display an object of beauty. Thus, a lotus flower tattoo can also represent a hard time in life that has been overcome.

So, I got it to represent the most beautiful things that I have in my life right now andwill have for the rest of my life. Madux and Mia.