“I made it to the top, but unfortunately, that was not the goal as my six-year-old was now halfway around the circular death trap and looking to see what was taking Old Lady River so long.”
Being a member of a world-famous marching band involves a lot more than simply being a great musician.
“If I was out there on the streets, homeless, I would want somebody, at some point, to think of me.”
Neffiteria teaches math and science at Gideons Elementary School, but her students are getting a lot more than just book-learning in her class.
“I compared myself to everyone. I assumed everyone was more intelligent than me. No matter how many credentials or physical proofs said I was ‘good enough,’ I still felt I was unqualified.”
“An eagle-eyed neighbor had been watching the nest for a few weeks and noticed the bird tangled in twine, abandoned by its parents weeks ago, and relying on a sibling for bits and pieces of fish.”
“We hear so much about the importance of having a village, but so many of us are, in the same breath, admitting we just don’t have one.”
“I saw him down on one knee and then Adele was there and then I was like, ‘Am I alive? This could be a dream.'”
“’This office is so grey. It’s definitely not a pediatric specialist.’ I think somehow I knew. I think a mother always knows. I wasn’t ready to keep living like we had not just gotten the worst news imaginable.”
“If you really knew, your views would be different. Your judgment would melt away.”