Thomas Resch posted this heartbreaking picture of his newest tattoo, and the story behind it is simply beautiful.
Resch plans to become a professional body builder, and his life was going well. He’d been living at home with his mother, but he knew that it was time to branch out on his own. He had prepared to move out, but on the day he was all set to go, his mother unexpectedly passed away. He was devastated.
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 Is Peace momma <3″ he wrote in a touching tribute on Twitter.
What really made his story stand out, however, was what she had left behind.
His mother had been re-learning how to write after losing mobility in her hands from a previous cardiac arrest, but she had taken the time to write him a note to take with him when he left. The shocking thing he discovered was that she had been wearing a FitBit when she died.
Her last heartbeat had been recorded. He knew that he would want to cherish her memory for the rest of his life, and so he had her final note along with her final heartbeat tattooed onto his chest. Now, as he worked to reach his dreams, she’d be with him every step of the way.