The day my first KNK arrived I was sitting in the hospital with my youngest son. He was a little guy with lots of problems. I remember my husband brought me the KNK user manual so I could study it while at the hospital. It was like reading Greek. Once we got back home and I could actually try things with my machine it was much better. :O) I soon decided to upgrade to a bigger machine and so I sold mine online. Once again, it was time to ship my KNK to it’s new owner and we were back in the hospital. When we were home, my KNK and my son Josh shared a room. Josh had to spend several hours each day in bed to give his body a rest, so while he rested, I kept him company with the hum of my KNK. On November 18th, 2008, we entered the hospital for the last time. I remember having a friend call Sandy to get instructions on how to take the KNK down because Josh was coming home through hospice. We came home on the 21st and he passed away on the 22nd. I had received some vinyl with my KNK Maxx that resembled etched glass and I used it to put all of Josh’s pet names on the glass of his picture. This year, while looking at Dr. Seuss sayings I came upon this saying ” Remember me and Smile for it is better to forget than to remember me and cry.” I knew that it was the perfect saying to add to the wall above Josh’s picture.
While I miss Josh more than words can say, I think back at his 24 years of life and know that for him death was a blessing, and time does, slowly but surely, heal all wounds. So when you think of Josh, Smile!