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Through Pain Comes Strength

Keep fighting for yourself even at the worst of times

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“Through pain comes strength”

I have never found 4 words that have resonated with me more than these.

After everything that I have dealt with, publically and privately, I have found the good even in the worst of events and the strength in the pain.

Growing up, I used to think that tattoos were the worst decisions a person could make because I was told that. And so, ridding of this mindset was very difficult at first. My worst fear before getting a tattoo (and even now... kinda) is what people will think of me. But in the end, it is my decision.

So enough with that.

If you notice, it also has a few key words from the bible verse Phillipians 4:13.

"For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength" (NLT)

It is a reminder that I would not be here without Him and only Him. I would not be strong without Him.

I got this tattoo also and mainly because of my problems with endometriosis. After my surgery, I was left with a small scar near my left hip bone. Thus, the placement. My left side.

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Now, if you're wanting to get a tattoo near your ribs (or where I got mine) know that it will hurt.

My tattoo was hand drawn and done by Gold Tattoo's Greg Owens.

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In the end, the best thing I can say is don't be scared about making decisions for yourself. You can't let people force you to be who you aren't. And this is who I am. Anyone who can't support you no matter what, doesn't deserve a place in your life.

You deserve to be you and you deserve to be happy.

And as a reminder, no matter what you are going through, you will come out stronger.

-Kaley

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