In October 2013, before I started radiation, the techs gave me four tattoos to mark the "field" that would be radiated 33 times. The only visible tattoo was on the middle left side of my chest (see picture/story here).
For two years I've looked at that dot and thought, "I should tattoo over this and turn it into something beautiful." Because that's what God does; He takes broken things and makes them beautiful.
So last week I did.
I decided to have it turned into a heart to symbolize the love that got me through cancer; the greatest love being from Jesus.
I just love how it turned out. Small but very, very meaningful.
It's a daily reminder of my one of my favorite verses from Romans. One that carried me though cancer treatment... "We also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that
suffering produces endurance, and
endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint, because God's LOVE
has been poured into our HEARTS."