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‘I love you, mom. I’m not ready.’ I kissed her forehead and said goodbye, knowing we’d never speak again. ‘It’s your turn to be strong now.’: Daughter exchanges vows in front of terminally ill mother

“She complained of back pain. The next day, I found out she was dying. She asked the Doc, ‘So when will I get better?’ with painful optimism. ‘Michele, this isn’t going away. Our goal is to get you to live as long as possible.’ I kissed her forehead as she drifted off into pallative sleep. I determined in some way, shape, or form, I wanted her to be part of my wedding.”

‘I received a missed call from daycare. ‘Declan was taking a nap and never woke up.’ I remember thinking it was a silly bump or runny nose.’: Woman says ‘I will always be Declan’s momma’ after SIDS loss

“I found my husband, dirty from work and his face buried in his hands. Several police officers stared at me as he paced and yelled, ‘Come on buddy, come on.’ I went behind the curtain and saw my son looking so tiny on the hospital bed in just his diaper, and a dozen doctors and nurses around him trying to start his heart.”

‘The doctor said, ‘You have to lose weight to get pregnant.’ After years of praying and trying, it’s still not my month.’: Woman candidly details hidden side of infertility battle

“You don’t admit that sometimes you check those pregnancy tests 30 minutes later, even digging them out of the trash can the next day. We don’t talk about how it makes you want to scream if you hear, ‘Relax and stop trying so hard! Making a baby is the fun part!’ one more time.”

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