“‘Are those happy tears or…?,’ the sonographer cautiously asked me as I sobbed upon the realization we were expecting our second set of twins.”
“Dogs in rural Ethiopia can be quite aggressive. Tewabe gently pulled me to his side. ‘I don’t want the dog to get you because I love you.’ I was shocked. He did not completely realize the cultural significance of his words. Yet I was living in an alternate reality at that moment, so I said it back: ‘I love you too.'”
“It’s okay to say embarrassing things. It’s okay to say something imperfect. But what’s even better, is to continue the conversation.”
Being a member of a world-famous marching band involves a lot more than simply being a great musician.
“If I was out there on the streets, homeless, I would want somebody, at some point, to think of me.”
Neffiteria teaches math and science at Gideons Elementary School, but her students are getting a lot more than just book-learning in her class.
“’I think I’ve heard of that.’ He had tons of questions. On our wedding day, I had a huge lung bleed that lasted two hours. Nothing like this had ever happened before.”
“An eagle-eyed neighbor had been watching the nest for a few weeks and noticed the bird tangled in twine, abandoned by its parents weeks ago, and relying on a sibling for bits and pieces of fish.”
“Many pet owners aren’t aware there are alternatives to treating animals in pain. Angela hopes to change that.”
“It’s the one normal thing that keeps me wanting to be well. It’s a bright spot during the dark days. It’s the best medicine ever.”