- Posted May 2, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Show off your "Mom" tattoos
Pictures of sunflowers filled her childhood home, and Maranda1031 says this flower serves as a powerful reminder of her mother. Her most cherished memory--and also her last memory--of her mother is of a very cold day in March years ago when her mother drove her to the end of the street to catch the schoolbus. 'I told her that it meant a lot to me that she didn't want me to be cold. I told her I loved her, and she told me she loved me to the moon.'
- jne2013, CNN iReport producer
When I was 14 years old, my mother passed away. She had Polycystic Kidney Disease, and one of the "side effects" is a brain aneurysm. After having learned that I had the same disease, I decided that I had to fight it in memory of my mother. She lost her battle...I won't go down without a fight. My mom always loved those big, seemingly flowing fields of sunflowers. I decided to get this tattoo (of course, it's on my lower back) of a sunflower shortly after my diagnosis. I will continue to fight this disease!
Happy Mother's Day, in Heaven, Mom!! I love you!