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‘No one told him he was being adopted. No one prepared his little heart for so much change. The day we arrived to meet him, he was absolutely terrified.’: Mom adopts 4 children into forever family, ‘My heart just knew’

“With tears in her eyes, their aunt told us through a translator that their mother had died. She couldn’t afford to feed them. My husband and I never talked about older child adoption. We had never talked about adopting 3. But my heart just knew, these were our kids.”

‘Don’t miss out waiting for the next big thing, the perfect occasion, the right day.’: Woman urges ‘big things are big, but the small things are too’

“Girls’ trips are fantastic, but has your friend ever shown up at your door in the midst of chaos, in perfect timing? Date nights are fun, but have you ever eaten leftovers while sitting together on your couch? Vacations are the sweetest, but have you ever stayed right where you are and soaked in what God gave you?”

‘Driving today, I saw waves of middle and high school athletes running in very close clusters. No masks. Lots of panting, big inhales and exhales.’: Teacher pens open letter amid school reopenings, ‘I’m risking everything I’ve worked my entire life for’

“Make no mistake. My wonderful students have not been social distancing. They haven’t been wearing masks. I’ve seen their social media posts all summer, living life as though we aren’t in the heat of a global pandemic. I’ve worked hard to protect myself and others for 6 months. Soon, I’ll be in a classroom with no windows and more teenagers than is safe.”

‘I was sitting on the couch watching cartoons. I felt two POPS inside my stomach. I was completely freaking out.’: Bereaved mom says ‘grieving mommas are the strongest women I’ve ever met’

“Just like that, everything changed. I knew I didn’t want to terminate my pregnancy. My only choice was to pray I stayed pregnant. I looked at the clock at midnight. It was officially July 3rd, my birthday. She was so small. Less than a pound. I held Rose in my arms. Tears ran down my face. I knew at any moment God was going to take her heaven.”

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