but you’ve given me strength to find hope
i want this tattoo. i think this is what i’m going to get when i turn 18. my tante (my aunt) has lung cancer. she is absolutely, hands down, the strongest most incredible woman and person i have ever met. i will never ever know anyone like her. she is so sweet, selfless, and gentle. she is heart warming, wonderfully smart, and doesn’t take herself so seriously. it kills me to know that she can’t breathe, sometimes. something that healthy people take for granted. we don’t have to think about breathing - it just happens. but, for her, she goes in every three weeks to receive toxins to kill the thing that is preventing her from breathing freely. my tante inspires me to LIVE and to never give up on life because it is something so precious. she keeps me from leaving this earth and i don’t know what i could ever do to tell her how much i love her. she even inspires to do the thing i hate so much, running, just because i can. i will be running a 5k race sometime in the upcoming year and i will be getting this tattoo to honor her strength and courage. i will be doing this on my 18th birthday, or as soon as possible. i wish i could do it sooner than my 18th in april; i doubt my mom would let me. but i’m going to ask because time is of the essence. i want my tante to be able to see this on me - to show her that she will always be a part of me and i will never forget her. ever.
You’ve given me strength to find hope.
"shows that we ain’t gonna stand shit, shows that we are united, shows that we aren’t gonna take it."