This Faith Over Fear design was created by Angie about a month or so before she passed away.
During a conversation with our mom one day she took out a pink post it and scratched out this design intending to get it as a tattoo.
When she asked her oncologist, he agreed she could get the tattoo as soon as her numbers improved after chemo that month. He encouraged her to do whatever she wanted to do, to go out and live life.
Unfortunately Ang never got the chance to get the tattoo she wanted. A few weeks later she entered hospice care for her final days.
Within the first couple days after her death, close to a dozen family and friends got this design or a variation of it tattooed in her honor. We knew that in order to keep moving without her, we too needed to hold onto the message of Faith Over Fear she clung to.
As we wrote and published our book, Faith Over Fear: Walking Angie Home we realized that this design, scratched out on a post it was so much more. It was a visual reminder of Angie’s message to the world. It was in Angie’s own handwriting reminding us to choose Faith Over Fear.
Today you see this design on everything from necklaces, to apparel, to vehicle decals and signs. It is a reminder to you to be bold in your faith, to deliberately choose joy, and to fight for your peace. Our Faith Over Fear Gear is another way to share Angie’s story with the world.
Hi! I'm Jessy, one of the co-owners of Purpose + Grit and co-authors of the book Faith Over Fear: Walking Angie Home. I share my life with my husband Kyle, our three kids, Ally, Charley and Rad and our German Shephard, Roxy. You will usually find me with coffee in my cup and paint on my clothes, tackling one of my many projects 15 minutes at at time.