We have been talking about getting a tattoo in honor of Andrew. Martin, Andrew and I were going to get one when he got out but now it’s me, Martin and Elatia doing it. I wanted one with the Celtic triple knot or trilisk, “the Charmed” symbol with a green heart in the center. The symbol stands for the power of three.

I got the nudge, feeling and or “hit” to get it done while in Ireland. It was probably Andrew pushing me since I didn’t hear him. It was an overwhelming feeling that we should do it here. I asked my niece, Naomi, about it since she has several detailed very cool tattoos. She tells me there’s 2 artists, one in Derry and one in Belfast. The one in Derry donated a £60 tattoo to the benefit they had for Andrew recently which I was very touched by. SO we’re hoping to get it done today or tomorrow.

I explained to Naomi what we wanted and she drew up something far better than I ever could’ve imagined. It’s 3 of the knots intertwined together in a triangle and the emerald green heart in the middle cradled by the 3 knots. It looks like the knots are hugging the heart. Underneath in Gaelic it says “Pure Heart” It’s beautiful! We are getting them on the inside of our upper left wrists.

What better place to get our tattoos to honor Andrew than in one of his favorite places in the world, Ireland! We’re going up to town today, that’s what you do here, you go up to town, to meet the guy today and see when he can do it. If he can do it today then great! I was thinking tomorrow. He’s a busy guy but I think he will do what he can to get us in since it’s us. YOu know we’ll pull the Ascended Son card if need be! :-D

Tomorrow we are doing a memorial for Andrew at his Aunt Julie’s house. It looks like it’s going to be bigger than we thought. Julie has probably close to 10, maybe more of Andrew’s friends and cousins that he hung out with when he would come here. His one cousin Jordan, who Andrew really liked, is crushed. He couldn’t go to school when he heard about Andrew. I remember when Andrew told me he “Met this really cool new kid Jordan” and I had to tell him that Jordan was his 3rd cousin! Andrew said “Is there anyone I’m NOT related to here?” I said “Umm pretty much no!” LOL I told Andrew I remember when Jordan was born and he is named Jordan because that’s his mother’s maiden name.

Julie is hanging twinkle lights outside. She planted a lavender bush for Andrew not knowing it was his favorite essential oil in hospital. So now Martin and I have to come up with something really special and more of a ceremony for Andrew’s cousins and friends. I want to make it special for them. I know I brought the music cd from his service and now I can’t find it. Bloody Hell!

Gotta get ready to go up to town now. :-)


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12 Responses to I’M SO EXCITED!

  1. Swati says:

    Post the pictures :) :) :).

  2. Leah Clark says:

    Hey Connie – maybe you could get this artist to sell you a different version of the artwork (so you and Martin and Elatia could be the only ones with that original design), and you could create temporary tattoos to sell on Cafe Press! Then we could ALL have Pure Heart tattoos!!!

    I think it’s interesting that Andrew’s favorite essential oil to use in the hospital was Lavender, and I brought that Lavender stuff to do your “poogies”! LOL

  3. Lori M Wagoner-Piekarz says:

    Hey C&M,
    If you can get to your email i sent you a pic of CJ’s tattoo, he is so excited about it, can’t wait for you to see it! nothing Irish about it but our heritage is Scottish so i guess that’s appropriate. The wings are the tattoo world’s sign for a lost friend. hope you guys like it too!
    ps and i love leah’s idea of the temp tattoo desing, GREAT idea.

  4. Denise says:

    Cool Wings whooooo maybe I can do that for mine!!!!!!!!!

  5. Anna Taylor says:

    Wow, can’t wait to see your tattoos! What a great idea! I’d love to see photos too. And asking the Angels to help you find the CD you want to use for the ceremony! :) Thinking of you…

    Lots of love,


  6. LordHorus says:

    Hey Guys, Im glad you are having such a great time. I cant wait to see the tattoos and hear all about New Grange.

    Connie if you get the chance.. Ask Martin real nicely if he can some how get me his login name and password for the Alstrasoft website. I need to re download the software we purchased so I can try to reinstall it..

    Thanks so much.

  7. Karen T. says:

    What a beautiful idea for the tattoo! I love the idea and the placement spot. I will want to see them too! Ireland is lovely. Haven’t been as far north as you are, but what I saw was beautiful!

  8. Kelley Nelson says:

    I can’t wait to see them either!!! Elatia was very excitedly telling Tabby and I about the 3 of you doing that. Awesome! Love to you all!!


  9. Jane says:

    Well, I am now officially a stalker too. LOL

    I am so glad to hear that you enjoying your time in Ireland.

    In regards to the CD, if you are meant to find it you will. Affirming that the service brings love and blessings to all concerned. Know that we (your friends who can’t be there) will be holding the space for you.

    Much love to you Connie, Martin and Elatia.

  10. Martin says:

    Conie here

    Of course after we went to see the tattoo guy we found out he’s related! LOL Martin’s 3rd cousin. I knew his mother. We are getting it done on Sunday. I think we will come up with something close to it in design to make pendants out of. Temp tattoos I will have to look into, dunno if cafe press does them. DO you know if they do Leah?

    Last night I kept seeing Martin’s computer case so I finally go and check it out because I figured it was Adrew telling me that’s where the cd is. And sure enough it was! Thanks Muck!

    Andrew gave Martin 5 pages to read for the ceremony. We knew Andrew would come up with something for us to do.

    We had a great day yesterday with Andrew. He followed us about the town according to Martin. When we went to eat at the Linen Hall, where we’ve taken him before, Rocky Mountain High came on! Andrew was in the process of learning to play that. It brought tears to our eyes. We had a Muck moment.

    Going up to town again, got a few more things we need to get before we head back to Belfast tomorrow for a few days. Denise, got you something that you can only get in Derry. But you’ll have to wait till Christmas! Ha ha! Wanna go to my mum’s on Christmas Eve?

    Lori, going to my e-mail now can’t wait!

    Till I can get on again……


  11. Denise says:

    WHOOOOOOOOOO I can’t wait Something you can only get in Derry????????
    Mum’s on Christmas Eve ? sure sounds great. Miss you three ,although I feel Andrew at the house when I am there!

    I so glade you are having a wonderful time. Can’t wait to see the tatoos

    Love and {{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}

  12. Leah Clark says:

    Oh, I didn’t even think about that – they probably don’t. But I DO know that you can get paper to print on that works just like the temp tattoos you can buy in the store. I was just looking for a way to be in on the fun without having to go through the pain. LOL!!

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