Son Gets Special Tattoo After His Mom Passed Away And The Internet Is Touched
March 11, 2019 14:50 By Mambee
Losing a parent can be devastating, but sometimes people find ways to keep their beloved ones close. One man decided to keep the memory of his mother alive by getting a significant tattoo, and the internet loves it.
21-year-old Thomas Resch was heartbroken when his mother passed away. To express his love for her, Thomas got a tattoo of the last note she wrote to him and her final heartbeat.
My mom wrote me a note the day I moved out / the same day she passed, (also with her real last heartbeat). She lost mobility in her hands from her previous cardiac arrest so some people may see the words as messy but it’s beyond perfect in my eyes. I love you so much momma❤️ pic.twitter.com/8ZKBkeVrlH— Mr. Tall (@thomas_resch) January 22, 2018
He revealed that his mother had previously suffered a heart attack, which affected her mobility and coordination. Even though she went to rehab to gain some of those functions back, she still had some problems.
Sadly, a few months later, Thomas' mom suffered another heart attack and she passed away. The distraught young man shared a few pictures online as he expressed how much he would miss his mother.
Today I lost my best friend. I was lucky enough to have 21 years with you but I know you’ll be waiting for me with big open arms. I’ll never forget the things you taught me, how to laugh, how to be strong, how to be honest, and most of all how to love. Rest In Peace momma ❤️ pic.twitter.com/BaJR5Bp1SN— Mr. Tall (@thomas_resch) January 17, 2018
To accompany the lovely family photos, he also shared a caption where he expressed his gratitude for having 21 years with his mother and promised to never forget all the great things she taught him.
In a later post, Thomas revealed that his mother passed away on the same day he moved out of her house. As he was unpacking, he discovered that she had written him a note which read:
I'm going to miss you A LOT!! I love you.
Thomas reportedly told Press Association that he later found out that his mother had been wearing her Fitbit when she passed, which meant the gadget recorded her final heartbeat. He then decided that he was going to get both his mom's last note and heartbeat tattooed on his body.
Keep ya head up pic.twitter.com/DYc6mUPOc1— • (@TimD95) January 22, 2018
While sharing a photo of the tattoo, Thomas explained how much the words meant to him saying that even if they were "messy," they were "perfect" in his own eyes.
This post went viral quickly, with over 15,000 retweets, and some touching comments followed.
Idk you but this just brought me to tears. There is nothing sweeter than a mothers love. It's unconditional. She is always with you. I pray for you & your family. Keep your head up— Kalisa (@Kuhleesuh) January 22, 2018
This is so beautiful pic.twitter.com/m81FCHRcwP— Max Pattillo (@MaxJPattillo) January 23, 2018
This is beautiful. My heart goes out to you❤️ today marks 5 years since my mom passed. This is what she wrote at the end of all her letters to me (in her handwriting) stay strong love, they’re in paradise❤️ pic.twitter.com/ydXSNnORZA— Brittanie🌻 (@BrittanieMaria) January 24, 2018
What a wonderful way to honor a loved one. We have no doubt that Thomas' mom will always live on in his heart, and now there's an incredible tattoo to serve as a reminder that she is still with him.