I really never figured that my obsession with ink and knitting would be a lot of people obsession. The other day I received an email from a girl or I should say lady named Kim. Her story touched me so much I just cried.
She has been battling Ovarian and Breast Cancer which I couldn't imagine how much strength it would take to go through that.
For her 40th birthday she wanted a tattoo... instead she was stuck by needles for her chemo therapy. He husband doesn't really want her to get a tattoo but I think after all she has gone through she deserves a reward and something that would make her smile.
I want to share the poem she wrote it is beautiful and heartfelt.
I want a tattoo someday
Something to mark my body my way.
Not a memory of when I was sick
Red, angry lines that are bumpy and thick.
Not from a surgery;
Something that I want to see
Some wonderful, warm, and from my heart
Not a reminder of a failed body part.
Too many scars have been
Placed here and there-
Marks on my body that
I do not want to share!
My tattoo will be
-something about knitting-
That will set me free.
are not all they are cracked up to be.
I want a reminder that is special to me!
Color and beauty, family and faith
A wonderful mark to set the record straight.
This is the mark I want to leave
Happy, beautiful, healthy
Something for the world to see…
Or maybe just me!
I don't want to post her email address but if you leave a comment for her I will make sure she gets it... My heart goes out to you Kim... thank you so much for sharing this with us.