Touching

Touching

He works midnights. I woke to him singing our baby to sleep. Ladies, there are amazing men in this world.: After spending 12 years with man she never should’ve married, woman finds partner who respects her

I spent nearly 12 years with a man I never shouldve married. He never touched me. We fought about my weight. I was immune to anything but pain. And then I met Adam. He came home at 8 a.m., kissed my pregnant belly and got our baby girl up so I could sleep a bit longer. I woke up to a homemade omelet. The greatest gift in the world is having a true partner by your side.

‘Maybe she hasn’t discovered her left arm yet?’ My baby was only using her right hand. Something was ‘wrong’ with my perfect, healthy girl.’: Daughter’s Hemorrhagic Stroke misdiagnosed for months, mom ‘beyond proud’ of her despite disabilities

“At her 6-month checkup, the pediatrician casually asked, ‘Does she switch toys back and forth between both hands? When I answered no, she said, ‘Oh no. This really isnt normal.’ In the center of her brain was a burst vessel. This was both shocking and devastating. We were done waiting for her to discover her arm. It wasnt supposed to be like this. This was not in my plans, at all.”

‘Will she survive? Will she breathe?’ This was it. There was no turning back. I heard her loud cries.’: Mom births baby with Lymphatic Malformation, condition makes her ‘love her little girl so much more’

“I’d carried her 9 months and soon doctors would be taking her away from me to save her life. When can I see my baby?’ I asked the nurse. Not yet. I was finally able to gaze at her through a plastic incubator. There were wires all over her new skin and into her tiny little nose,tape securing them down. But nothing could ever steal away what she was. Beautiful.”

‘Evan was suddenly tired. I truly thought he’d caught something in Mexico on our honeymoon. The word was Leukemia.’: Infertile couple adopt son, say he ‘doesn’t carry our blood, but carries our whole heart’

“We were given the news that chemo would cause us infertility.Always being the patient, I’d never known what it meant to be on the other side of it. To watch your loved one suffer and feel so completely helpless your insides were miserably aching. But that was all about to change. How did this happen? What about all our plans and the family we were going to have? I was headed down the road to be a widow before we even had a chance to experience marriage.”

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