Inked

Ink!!

Tattoos!

Body Art!

However you say it, it all means the same.

Before we go down this path, YES, I have tattoos.

With more and more of the population having tattoos and more of those being visible, it seems many conversations are shifting and tattoos are becoming more acceptable However, there are those that are still very judgmental.  I understand some corporate professions have dress codes in which  tattoos need to be covered.  Those rules are our responsibility to adhere to if we choose to work in these professions, however…..

Tattoos are an expression of you.  Criticizing tattoos isn’t just about the tattoo and the art isn’t your taste, it’s also about making a comment about the person who has the tattoos.  It’s almost like saying you don’t like fat people…. so for me…I’m a little overweight and I have tattoos…double whammy!  OUCH!

I have several tattoos…all but one of them have special meaning to me.  One is representative of me and my two sons, one is representative of my transformation through divorce and lupus, one is in memory of a dear friend and the other….well, let’s just say that one we won’t talk about right now.  Mr. G. has none as he HATES needles but supports my addiction.

My son, LG has many tattoos but the one difference, all of his and his new wife’s are religious themed.  Yet they are judged before anyone sees what any of the tattoos really are, they immediately look at them like they are disgusting people.  Really!

Unless you are specifically invited to do so, no one should comment on another person’s body.  We all should be able to express ourselves in our own way without being judged by other people.

The ugly truth is you will meet people who don’t like tattoos and then the ugliest truth is you will meet people who don’t like YOU just because of your ink.

My question – who gave anyone the right to judge?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we should never judge a book by its cover!

 

 

 

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My Two Sons

When I was a little girl my dream was to get married and have two children, a little girl and a little boy.

BUT….Boys…I got boys!

I have always heard boys will be boys but they are so much easier to raise. How would I ever know the difference?  I had so many girl cousins that I had helped take care of through the years I was actually thankful God blessed me with two wonderful and healthy boys!

Becoming a mother was the happiest days of my life although through the years financial struggles living in a small town hit our household hard along with being very young parents and unfortunately after years of trying within 10 years our family was torn apart by divorce.  My boys remained strong and handled the transition well.  The traveling and visits were hard but made the hearts go stronger.

Although I would give my life for these boys, there comes the heartache too… their father remarried to a women who although she does not know me personally has tried to influence my children and has in some aspects brainwashed especially my youngest child since the time they chose to live with their father due to my move to a huge city.

Struggles to get relationships back are real….GOD IS REAL and through prayer by relationship with LG has never waivered however my relationship with ZT is still very tense although I work on it consistently.  I hope one day God will open his heart.

LG just recently got married to a beautiful young lady who I am proud to call my daughter-in-law.  He really couldn’t have picked a better one.

Although ZT has been dating a young lady for approximately 5 years and I think she is the one however he is worried about his relationship ending like his parents.

BOYS…..a mother’s love runs deep and I can’t imagine my life with out them.

I thank God every day for giving me Boys! And I am blessed that because of my work at home business I can now be there for them anytime!

My Two Sons….Never would I wish a different child such as you.

The Color Purple

Purple 

I can think of so many things that are the color purple:  Eggplant, grapes, cabbage, plums.  Wait, why am I only thinking of food items!?!?

Let’s try this again….Lavender, lilac, purple heart, Grape Ape, the Cheshire Cat….oh and how about Barney (gosh I really hated that purple dinosaur).  You get my point here.  But for me this color represents so much more!

Purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red and this color is often associated with ambition, luxury, power and royalty.  I promise you I am not any royal princess waiting to be discovered by her long lost family in a far away land but ambition, YES…I definitely have ambition!  Purple also represents meanings of devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence and magic!  If you ask Mr. G. he will tell you I am way too independent and sometimes a little too mysterious!

Purple personalities also are gentle and their feelings run deep. We can be very sensitive to hurtful comments from others although we never show it.

But still, the color of purple is much deeper for my family and I.  You see, this color represents strength, hope, fighting and surviving!  The color of purple represents a word that has changed my world, a word that has changed my life and my family’s life…..LUPUS!

The rollercoaster of a ride with Mr. G, my family, the numerous doctors, the crying, the fighting, the hospitals, everything this disease does to my body through joint replacements/issues, lung damage, brain bleeds, chronic migraines and medication side effects there is one thing that is constant….I am a fighter!  Tough times reveal the fighters – We are a family of fighters.

Fighter has taken on a new meaning for me over the last year as I have faced many challenges in my personal life and my professional life but thanks to some super plant based products I’m better than ever and showing the world who I am really determined to be!  Making moments into memories!!

Life is but an Adventure!

Do certain colors have special meanings for you?

The Name Game

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What’s in a Name?

How in the world could I rack my brain for hours to come up with a name for my blog?  I mean, I have learned a lot in my 40 something years about a lot of different things but I want this to be about family, business, love, passion, struggles…… I want this to be about LIFE!

We are all about love, passion, business, struggles, travel, family,  life….You see we are all about Adventure!  So, Germann Family Adventures was born!

As I sit here still in pj’s and messy hair, with my two furbabies snuggled next to me…I thank God for the blessings he has given me and this new life I am adjusting to (which I will soon talk about if you stick around)

So, Let the Adventures Begin……..

Just Jump…..

WOW!  Happy Tuesday!  It’s hard to believe it’s May 10th already – World Lupus Day!  A cause very dear to mine and my family’s heart…but more about that later.

So, I decided to join the world of blogging…..as Steve Harvey has shared many times, you have to JUMP, take risks, put yourself out there, spread your wings.  We might get scraped up a little or sometimes a lot, but we will never know what life has in store for us if we don’t take a chance and JUMP!

There are many aspects in my life where I have jumped and there are many times I should have jumped.  I look forward to sharing my life, my passions, my business, our family, my heart, my struggles, and my sometimes all around crazy life.