________________________________________________________________________Hey guys! I’m Bex at Butcher's Niche. Normally over there you’ll find me talking about style even beauty and home style. Occasionally I’ll even throw in a recipe, but today I wanted to share a little story with you.
For some reason until I found Cassie’s blog I never thought to share the story of my tattoos on my own blog. But like with so many other things in a bloggers life I was inspired and finally shared about the most personal one I have . . . my star . So today I wanted to tell you about my Lily...
When I was 17, my mom and I didn’t get along very well. To me she was the judgmental old lady who put too much faith in God and had lived a fairly easy life despite growing up poor in West Virginia. To her I was the judgmental teenager who was giving up on God because of a few bad things that had happened in my fairly easy life. And we eventually stopped communicating . . . But when I turned 18 she gave me a book. . . just one of those small little paperback books you see on display in Cracker Barrel type places that said ‘stories to tell my daughter’. Beside all the poems and short stories she had made notes telling me stories from her life, experiences she had never shared before, heartbreaks within our family, and lessons she had learned in her life. Turns out her life wasn’t as easy as I thought it was . . . That is her story to tell and I hope one day to be able to show her how meaningful and inspiring it is.
That's me and me mama with our favorite husbands! After 10 years my mom and I are best friends now, she’s taught me to be reverent, forgiving, sassy, confident, and loving. She’s shown me what it’s like to have a real relationship with our Savior, to put your all into Him, how to pray to Him and trust that He will answer that prayer, and how to strive for a clean heart.
In that back of that book was a hand drawn lily. Over the years I’ve always gone back to that book to learn more about my mother, about my family, and to mediate over that Lily and everything it means to me.