Cole designed the tattoo, Gerry sketched it up, and then we used it as the logo on http://www.voicesforamanda.org
I was very very against the tattoo, but I finally realized I kept telling him he 'would regret it in the future'.....
til I finally realized he, as a grown man, would probably suffer less with 'regret' than the 'mature' 15 year old brother, who felt strongly about this 'visual-poem' to his sister's life, and was hurting NOW, today", with no ability to pay his own tribute.
we as adults spend and incredible amount of money for 'tributes' with funeral, stones, etc., but for Cole, this was his way.
And who was I to argue, REally?
“Hope has two beautiful daughters: their names are Anger and Courage.
Anger that things are the way they are.
Courage to make them the way they ought to be.”----Augustine