My sweet baby girl’s footprints…

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~for my sweet baby, Paityn Rene

Losing my daughter Paityn Rene was by far the most devastating thing that has ever happened to me. She was only with me for 20 short days (May 29, 2009-June 18, 2009), but her life has forever impacted me.  It’s so hard to put into words how I feel. There is not a day that I don’t think of my sweet baby girl and I never want her to be forgotten.  I decided to have her footprints tattooed in a heart on my back so that she would always be a part of me. I chose this location because it can be as private or as public as I am comfortable with on any particular day. Her footprints will forever be etched on my body even when the ink on paper fades away. Even when I’m old and gray and may not remember my own name, my baby Paityn Rene will be identified and remembered through me.

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