Sunday, February 27, 2011

Momma's Pride and Joy

peter and i have been talking for the last year or more about getting tattoos, but didnt want to just go in without a plan. duh, its permanent!!! after we said good bye to charlotte jean, we knew what our tattoos were going to be...her name. it has taken us several weeks to decided where to put those tats and who was going to do them. we narrowed things down and took a referral from a friend to meet with an artist at truth and triumph tattoo in dayton. last tuesday night peter and i met with josh cook (aka cookie) to talk about what we were thinking and to nail down a time. we were referred to cookie because he specializes in letters/wording tattoos, in fact that is all he does now! that is how we knew he was our guy! the side story is that his dad was a professor of mine at cedarville...dr. cook, and he literally changed my perspective on life through making me both homeless and a refugee for a weekend each, thanks papa c!! so, anyway, we scheduled to go back to see cookie saturday at noon. the night before going in peter and i were talking about our tattoos, more about what we wanted and where. i told him that i had wanted her name on my left wrist weeks prior. i always knew that my tattoo would be on my left wrist because it is closest to my heart (in comparison to my right wrist). i had never asked peter which arm his tattoo would be on and when i did his answer made me cry...immediately! he said, "i want her name on my left arm because that is the arm i held her with." his sweet heart and sensitivity tore me up. the rest is pretty much the way you think it goes..we went in, went through the pain (yes it was bad, but totally worth it), and i again made my mom proud! just mom hates tattoos! but just like i am her pride and joy i get to show off my pride and joy, charlotte jean, in tattoo form! :) here are a few pics to prove it!

these pictures include the whole process...the waiting room, cookie doin his thing, and the finished product! hope you think they are as awesome as we do! :) p.s. if you want to know how to get a hold of cookie for some work, let me know. he really did do awesome and he will now forever be remembered, not unlike his dad! :) i will for sure go back if i get another (mom, this is your warning)!! 

blessings, ALo


  1. Love the tattoos! What a great way to show your love for her.

  2. They are beautiful and so are you! Love you both!

  3. Aimee,
    I love your tattoos, but beyond that, I wanted to take a minute to let you know how STUNNED I was last night when I figured out who you were. I went to college with Lisa's husband Josh, we did ministry together and were good friends. I met Lisa when they were engaged and we've spent time together several times when we've all been back in Indiana (I live in SC but my family lives near the Husmanns). I assumed that this "Aimee" who was blogging for them was a long-time friend of Lisa's from learn the real story blew my mind and made me praise God so much for the ways he cares for us! What in the world. And I know I don't know you, so forgive me if this is too much for a stranger to say, but what an amazing gift to YOU, in this time where you're continuing to heal, to be the provision for someone else-what I mean is, what an amazing, undeniable confirmation of God's sovereignty. It is terrible that you lost Charlotte Jean, and I'm so sorry. I have no idea why that happened the way it did, but in your friendship with Lisa, I a glimmer of purpose...not that this happened so that you could meet Lisa, but that "he moves in mysterious ways" and those ways are intricate...and this is one example of that. A little reminder of hope and a future.

    This is more like an email than a comment...but I really wanted to contact you. No need to respond...praying for you and your husband as well.

    1 Peter 5:10


  4. Hi Aimee,
    I've been following Jaxton's story... thank you for being there to help the Husmann family. The tattoos are great... I am so sorry about the loss of your beautiful daughter. I myself am just beginning my journey of motherhood in a high risk pregnancy! Hope to read more about your amazing story too!

  5. I think that's an incredible way to honor Charlotte! I love the picture of you and Lisa together...You're both so beautiful and I see Jesus in your eyes and smiles! I am praying for you, too, in addition to the Husmanns. Your honesty is so touching.