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‘I came downstairs to 3 missed calls. The hotel staff found my husband unconscious at 32. No warning. My love was there one second, gone the next.’: Wife suddenly loses husband to heart disease after collapsing on treadmill

“I remember him grabbing his bags to head out on his business trip, swinging them around his shoulder, and walking up to me at the island where I was making breakfast. He kissed me and told me he loved me. That would be the last time I would ever see him.”

‘When will we hear the patter of tiny feet? ‘You don’t want to be OLD parents, do you?’: Family adopts 2 children after struggling for years with infertility

“The phone call that changed our life. It was 8 p.m. on a Wednesday when the phone rang. It was our social worker. ‘How would you like to come and meet a baby boy? He’s almost 6 weeks old.’ My scream must have deafened her. We’d been waiting to adopt a child for two years and before that had spent five long, desperate years of infertility tests and treatments to try for one of our own.”

‘We’re labeled ‘career women.’ It’s assumed we’re ‘being too picky.’ Passing by a new mother and her infant would rattle my womb.’: 42-year-old says ‘I have to defend why I’m not a mother when it’s all I ever wanted’

“When you’re over 35 and heartbroken over a breakup with the guy you hoped would be ‘the one’ or watch your close friends go on to their second or third pregnancy, it’s unbearable. The grief over never becoming a mother is one I will never get over.”

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