“To this little girl, ‘mommy’ meant the female adult of the house, the lady who reached something you couldn’t and refilled your juice.”
The one-and-a-half-year-old was alone.
100 children and 22 years.
“I have never felt more love than I have in that moment.”
“Why was I letting these idiots make me feel less than I am? I realized something needed to change.”
“He gives us a reason to love and believe in hope.”
“I was once told the odds were against me. I responded by not just defying the odds, but destroying them.”
“She was able to watch the moment he took his first breath, able to not only hear him cry, but watch his lip quiver with the sound.”
“You told me I was courageous all along, but I didn’t believe you until now – until I felt that courage deep in my bones.”
“Don’t be so hard on yourself.”