Touching

Touching

Slightly panicked, I asked where shed like to go for the first date. Anywhere in the city. Steak-n-Shake. I want you to see me in all my glory, she replied. That’s when I truly started to fall in love.

I like to think I am funny, so I used the movie quote, My idea of a perfect date is April 25th色 I truly thought nothing more of it, until a few days later, when she matched with me. She sent me a message to my Tinder inbox.Because its not too hot, not too cold. All you need is a light Jacket. I was surprised.

Momma, can you please call the judge? Hes moving too slow. Does he know I need you to be my momma? Ill tell him. I need to be adopted. I cant wait anymore. My boys waited 3 long years.’: Woman adopts sibling set of 3 brothers

“We started making visits with his siblings. This one forever changed my life.I felt a little tug on my shirt. He said, Are you Jeremys mom? I said, Yeah buddy, I am. And then his crushing response was, Will you be my mom too? I cried. I hugged him. I was speechless.”

‘As a mom, you just KNOW. Something didn’t feel right. Cars zipped by on the busy street. I trembled as we made our way to the front of the building. We were only a few steps away. I wanted to run, but I didn’t.’

“I wish I could’ve jumped into one of those passing cars and pretended it never happened. That I hitchhiked, ran away, disappeared. I thought we could find someone to ‘fix’ my son. As the woman in the office spoke, I couldn’t take my eyes off her mouth. I knew the word that would come. I didn’t believe her.”

‘It’s time to let go.’ They wrapped him in his Superman blanket. Daddy held his little boy, for the last time.’: Couple lose first child to extremely rare YARS2 disorder, ‘Every single day we miss his smell, his little personality’

“This was no ‘ear infection.’ How could I not have known? The walk to the hospital was silent. When we got to his room, he was still warm. It was the first time we’d seen him without tape, monitors, and wires all over. He was absolutely beautiful. I cried and kissed his cheeks. ‘I’m so proud of you. You were so strong. Thank you for letting me be your mommy.’ I cuddled him like I did the first day he was born. I gave him one final kiss, and handed him to his daddy.”

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