Appearances are not everything.  Let me explain.  I have colored hair, tattoos, am pierced; wear metal shirts and jeans.  My husband has long hair, tattoos, three facial piercings, wears metal shirts and cut off pants. 

Jess C.

People assume all the time that we smoke pot, wanted pot legalized, aren’t involved in our children’s lives, don’t believe in God, live off the government, live in a messy house and don’t care about politics or the world we live in.

All these assumptions are just that, assumptions.  We have 6 well behaved, A-B students.  Our house is usually pretty darn spotless.  We eat a healthy balanced diet of homemade food most days.  We go to church on weekends when we are in town and love to serve our God.  My husband works 5 days a week and we care about the world we live in.  I may not be a “soccer mom” but I am still supportive and there for my kids.

I don’t say any of this to brag but to point out that what you see on the outside may not be true.  Just because I look like a bad parent doesn’t mean that I am.  I love my children and take the role of Mommy very seriously.  I have been blessed with great kids and I don’t take that for granted.

So next time you see someone tattooed or pierced please take a moment and not judge them.  I have the kind of job that allows my art on my sleeves.  So does my husband.  We both went to college and we both had office jobs and obeyed the rules of society.  But then we both realized we were miserable and it just didn’t work for us.  We realized what worked for us and that is what it’s all about after all, right?  Managing in this crazy world and finding the path we should all be on.

So let’s make a deal.  I won’t judge you for looking pretty and perfect and you don’t judge me for looking well, pretty and imperfect!