“There were people running and then there were people confused telling us they heard something about gunshots and shooter.”
“Where would you want to be if you were dying? It’s a morbid question, and emotionally laden, but it’s one that may be asked when you are diagnosed with cancer.”
“Today a student actually carried his chair with him to sharpen his pencil because he got in early enough to get a good chair.”
Beyond choking, bleeding and infection, there are a few additional concerns for parents.
“Families are families, they function in much the same ways regardless of where you find them. In the end we are all just trying our best.”
“Just because something is right this year might not be what is right next year, because as we grow and change in our grief, our lives and our choices will too.”
“The thought of saying good-bye to him breaks my heart, the idea of him not being in our family hurts deeply, but still, I said no.”
“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.”