If you haven’t noticed yet, along with this new website, I also got a new logo–one that my husband and I carry with us each and every day. My anchor.
When my husband and I got married, I didn’t want a traditional wedding band. I wanted a tattoo to symbolize the permanence of our bond. But my husband wasn’t too thrilled about the idea. He may be slightly terrified of pain. So, we made a deal: IF, within the first five years of marriage, he lost his wedding ring, THEN we would get our tattoos. He lost his wedding ring after four and a half years. So to the tattoo parlor, we went.
Since we both value the importance of remaining individuals within our marriage, we chose to select our own designs.
I chose a simple anchor.
For I felt (and still feel) that there is nothing that keeps me more anchored in my life than my relationship with Jesus Christ and my relationship with my husband.
He chose the symbol below, which he designed himself.–Yeah. He’s more creative than I am.
This symbol is a combination of an infinity symbol and an ichthus. The reason behind his choosing is two-fold:
1st: He wanted an infinity symbol to remind him that our commitment was for eternity.
2nd: He chose the ichthus symbol because of the history attached to it. You see, when Christians were persecuted, they were unable to communicate freely. So they began tracing this symbol in the sand. If the person to whom they were speaking was also a believer, they would complete the ichthus by drawing the other half of the symbol in the sand. If they were not a fellow believer, the individual did not understand the meaning behind the drawing, so no harm was done. To my husband, the ichthus symbol was a perfect representation of our marriage because “we complete one another”.–His words, not mine!
The new logo is a combination of these symbols: the anchor, the infinity symbol, and the ichthus. I compiled them to make the logo for this blog because I think there is no other symbol out there that better encapsulates the importance of my faith and my love for Christ, my family, and for others.
In short, this logo reminds me of what anchors me.
What anchors you?