Love is all you need
“This beautiful angel is our daughter. We are co-parents. I am the ‘Bonus-Mom,’ and she is her ‘Bio-Mom.’ Here we stand together, all smiles, at OUR daughter’s wedding. Was it a walk in the park? No. Were there nights of doubt, jealousy and confusion? Yes. Did we always see eye to eye? No. However, we both pressed forward for OUR daughter.”
“When you hear the word cancer, all you think about is your family and everything you never did. Once the shock wears off, you put on your big girl pants and fight like hell.”
Sometimes the best music happens when you least expect it.
“He bent forward and shook as if he was collapsing on himself. I did not know what was happening, and then I realized he was crying.”
“I text him: ‘I’m not doing well. Come home now.’ He will because I have a fractured back! He calls. I’m still crying happy tears, but they sound sad when I say: ‘I need you home.’ Not lying. Those are true statements. He is coming straight home. Success! Praise the Lord for this fractured back. I couldn’t believe that a baby survived my fall, the pain killers, the almost X-ray fiasco, and yet it had.”
“His mom was homeless and couldn’t care for him. ‘That is the saddest thing ever. Do you think that is our baby?’ My husband said, ‘I doubt it. He’s probably pretty sick.’ Off I went. ‘Is everything OK?,’ I asked. They replied, ‘He’s waiting for you in the NICU. He’s yours.’”
“Right around the time as the miscarriage, we also found out Ben would be deploying for 9 months to Afghanistan. Knowing he would be gone a lot for training between April and when he left in September, we didn’t think it was likely I would get pregnant again before he left, and figured we’d have to wait another year to even start trying for a baby again. Three days before, I decided to test again. To my surprise, it was positive! I was pregnant!”
“In each of these photos, there is a clear beam of light shining on us. Without question, that was my dad. He told us to save him a seat, and he had the best seat in the house.”
“The frozen milk on the left is from 2 weeks ago. The frozen milk on the right is from this past weekend when her swab came back positive.”
One dog sitter reveals a day in the life of caring for 40 to 65 pups a day.