Mandy and I had both been wanting to get tattoos for a while. We each had one previous to our relationship and have often talked about getting another. It wasn't long after the diagnosis she decided she wanted the boys' names, and I thought that would be a heck of an idea. So we finally got them done this weekend. Mandy's is sort of a tribal anklet with their names as a centre piece. I already have an anklet, so I opted for one on my chest, over my heart.
After the initial bandage came off and we were showing the kids (who both were quite fascinated), Hayden asked the very insightful question, "Daddy, why is that puzzle piece missing". I wish I had the answer.