Monday, November 30, 2015

Tattoo Removal

   As I sat in my idling car outside the local tattoo parlor I clutched the seatbelt. I could feel my fingernails digging into the fabric as my breathing accelerated. I couldn’t figure out why I was having anxiety when I had been planning this for a year. I went over the design in my head of simple numbers and symbols that would create a date that I should never forget. A date that represented the day that I lost someone I loved. As my life progressed I found myself forgetting this day more often. I wanted a permanent reminder so I would never forget. However, before I knew it my car was in reverse and I was backing out of the abandoned parking lot. I think back to that day and feel that I would have regretted that tattoo. Not because its message was meaningless, but because I now have to work harder to remember my loved one, which has helped me heal from the loss I continually feel. Some individuals cherish their tattoos for the rest of their lives, while others regret them every time they glance at the permanent reminder on their bodies. 
   Fortunately laser tattoo removal is a solution for an unwanted tattoo. The tattoo is exposed to the laser causing the tattoo ink to breakdown and is removed by the body’s immune system. A few treatments result in the tattoos disappearance. It is my firm belief that as individuals we deserve the right to choose our path. Life is a complex and complicated maze of pure delights and tragic obstacles that occasionally result in inconsolable suffering. As human beings we constantly try to navigate this labyrinth with our limited knowledge. With life as difficult as it is it seems like a tender mercy to be able to minimize our regrets every once in while by creating a clean slate where a permanent regret once resided. 
   Even though I fishtailed out of that parking lot as a nervous 18 year old kid I wonder occasionally what would have happened if I hadn’t? When I do think about that I am comforted to know that even though a personal mistake would have been made I would have the opportunity to remove a permanent symbol of regret. In my mind as a society we owe each other that after everything we endure. 

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Month 6

She is on the move ladies and gentlemen! Scout is movin and a groovin. She is Scooting all over the place and starting to get into everything that she can touch. Everything goes in the mouth and she is totally enjoying life! But who wouldn't when you have two people completely dedicated to spoiling you rotten!

She is scooting all over the house
Started solid foods and is NOT a fan
Is still nursing like crazy
Is wearing 6-9 month clothes
Wears her amber necklace 24/7
Is loving the Ergo
Can put her own pinkie in
Has amazing fine motor skills
Loves laying on her side in her "lady pose"
Loves jumping in her saucer

Month 5

Month 5 has been crazy! All of the sudden I feel like my baby is becoming a little human. Scout has been rolling all over the place. She rolls from back to front and front to back. We are constantly at the beach or the pool and Scout is in love with the water. Every time we go to the pool we practice putting our heads under the water so we can become strong swimmers!

Definitely only fitting in 6-9 month clothes now
So social and loves getting attention
Rolling around the entire living room
Swims everyday and takes a nap pool side
Has started to enjoy all her toys
Can now transfer toys from one hand to the other
Yells and squakes all day long!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Month 4

Month 4 has been so much fun! It is crazy to me that she is getting so big. She is starting to ROLL! At first it was just on accident, but she is starting to do it on purpose:) Scout had her very first 4th of July this month and we went to the Harris Ranch for the annual party. We had an amazing time with our little Scoutie!!!

Is wearing 6 month clothes
Loves being around people
Has starting going underwater in the pool
Loves going to the beach and falling asleep to the sound of the waves
Got her first toys to start playing with
Can grab things with both hands
Has stolen our hearts!