I have wanted a third tattoo since... well, since I got my second one. I have been looking through pages and pages of beautiful Japanese kanji, but couldn't decide on that one sentiment: something I wanted to think on and look at and be reminded of every day for the rest of my life. Then I came across the phrase ima wo ikiru which means Live in the Moment; Carpe Diem. If I have reminded myself of anything the past several years, especially when it comes to parenting, that would be it. To be present at all times, to be mindful of the moments, to appreciate the little things. To recognize that life IS the little things.
Plans change, I know this well. But as of today, this will be my new tattoo. Life is about the moments.
Here are a few happy moments from the past week: