“You, my sweet boy, have challenged me to grow. I am in awe of you, and an awe-worthy son deserves an awe-worthy mother.”
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“I was about the healthiest person you could find in a 10-mile radius, with no family history of any type of cancer.”
“If you ask us, we’ll say the biggest struggle in Pedro’s journey is mobility. He can’t run, jump, or ride a bike. If you ask Pedro himself, he’ll say, ‘Who needs to run when you can RACE!’”
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“I am sorry I waited so long to see what was right in front of me. I am sorry I considered any factor or obligation ahead of you and your mental wellbeing. I promise to do better.”
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“I learned after this tragedy that many do not know what to say when faced with offering support for a grieving loved one.”
“The universe knew my heart needed her long before I realized it.”
“I didn’t want to look like a failure. I didn’t want to ask for help. I went to my OBGYN, and he told me how what I was feeling was ‘normal’ and ‘everyone goes through this.’ He missed my silent cries.”
“He uses the verb ‘hang out’ instead of ‘play’ with his friends; he requests gift cards for his birthday, not Nerf guns and Legos; he routinely passes on puppet shows at the library in favor of watching YouTube. On his iPhone. Just as the moon has phases, the same is true of a child.”
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“I haven’t showered in three days and my nights have been reduced to three hours of sleep. I look down at my shirt and wonder if I’m looking at yogurt or puke. My appreciation for single parents of young children grows by the minute.”
“Please, I beg you, be kind and considerate to the ones who may need it a little more.”
“I swore I would never adopt because I only wanted biological connections. However, in doing something that I did not actually want to do initially, I found an incredible sense of healing in the realization that connection and understanding does not come from shared DNA.”
“I hugged my dad tight and whispered in his ear, ‘Dad, I don’t know what that was, but I hope you felt it too. Take all that love and light with you and leave the old news behind.’ I knew, deep within my soul, my dad and I were eternally bonded.”
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