My favorite birthday I ever had, that I remember is when I got my tattoo. This was the scariest and greatest day of my life. The day before my birthday my mom was asking me if I was sure I wanted to do this because it would stay on my body for the rest of my life, but I have thought about it for a while and I was sure. The next day, my mom, my brother, my best friend, and I went out to breakfast to get energy and be ready for the day, to make sure I do not pass out. When we got to the parlor my heart was racing and my hands were shaking. My best friend grabbed my hand with temperance and said that everything was going to be okay. I sat down in the chair and the artist told me to put in ear plugs and tilt my head to the side. Sam, my best friend, held my hand the entire time and it did not hurt as much as I thought it would. When the tattoo was done the artist gave me a mirror and as I looked at it my eyes lit up and I was so happy. It was exactly what I wanted!
My Heaven Would Look Like...
My heaven would be somewhere by the ocean where you could see the ocean and watch the sun go down and up everyday. I would see a peaceful beach with all different shells and the blue waves coming into shore. I would want to have trails where you could walk and respite in nature. I would like to be by myself most of the time, I would want my friends to be there and my brother. We would all live in a house on shore and have breakfast together every morning. There would be other people there too. I would want people who have had struggles and calamities or people who lived a good life. I would want my heaven to be happy, but also have some bad days, to feel what it was like to live. We could surf or climb trees. We would never be bored and we would always have something to do. No one would get annoyed or angry, but if someone was sad and having a bad day everyone would comfort them. If someone had disapprobation for someone else, we would figure out a compromise.
The first person Caroline meets in heaven
The first person I would meet in heaven would be my friend Davis. Davis is like a brother to me, he cares for me and it always there. I would meet him in an open field where the stars are out and the only light is the moon. We would walk in the placid environment and talk about how "scenery without solace is meaningless" (35). Davis is a sagacious poet, a singer, and loves to see the stars shining. The lesson that he would teach me would be to cherish ever moment in your life, even the little things. To take nothing for granted because some people would take a life to have what you have. He would teach me to love everyone, even the ones you hate and to make sure my light never burns out.
The second person Caroline meets in heaven
The second person I would meet in heaven would be my brother, Jeremy. He is 20 years old and he lives at home with the rest of my family. He has a job and no license, he is annoying, but I love him. Jeremy is one of the two brothers I have and I would not trade him for anyone else. He is starting to show how propriety he is. The lesson he would teach me would be to never let fear keep you from doing the things you want to do. Jeremy was afraid of driving, so he never got his license. He was afraid of letting people down, he almost committed suicide. I tell him everything and he tells me everything too. It is an amazing relationship and I hope it stays strong.