“We had to learn the hard way.”
After 23 years in jail, Nevest Coleman wants to get back to work.
“When we got ready for the ceremony, my sister put on her wedding jewelry, and in a split second, I saw her turn, and I swiped her gold necklace. On her WEDDING DAY. I pawned it, and knew I was good for another day.”
“This is the school counselor, and I’m calling about your daughter.”
“I’ve never seen a piece of needle that’s broken off and left in someone’s spine. Never seen it. Never heard of it. It’s outrageous,” her attorney said.
“I upturned my one-girl, one-boy perfect little life, for one of chaos and unpredictability. I signed on to a life of continual hellos and goodbyes, one of sadness chosen and loss embraced. I dove into a life of brokenness.”
“What’s funny for a second in your eyes crushes someone else’s heart for eternity.”
You have to have that additional nagging stress of “what if today is the day it’s our school?”
“We never imagined after spending the day applying it to her eyes and lips that our worst nightmare would come true.”
“I told him I needed to call for an ambulance, and again, he said no. I told him we had to. He asked me to give him ‘10 more minutes.’ Finally, I told him he didn’t have to hurt, and I was calling. He looked me straight in the face and said, ‘If you do, I’ll never forgive you.’ He was going to die. And worse yet, he was going to die hating me. Because I called.”