“I did not want anything to do with my new son. I refused to touch him or hold him. I did not even want to see him. I am so truly sorry. I am sorry I let you down. I promise you there will be no other person in this world who will fight harder for you then I will.”
“He was a Marine, tall, handsome, had every quality I dreamed of as a little girl in a husband. He was my ‘rock.’ Years went by, and we continued to drift apart emotionally. Then, our lives changed that day.”
“When my parents sent me these pictures of him at each state line, I giggled and thought, ‘My friends HAVE to see this!’”
“I never realized how much weight I was holding by keeping my identity a secret. Letting go of that weight made me feel like, for the first time, that I could breathe easy.”
“I watched a video on YouTube with the most handsome guy I had ever seen in my life, telling his story of how he lost over 100 pounds. I HAD to message him.”
“Even though Gage is 1,000 miles away, I still had a great prom! It meant so much to me to have Gage be a part of my night, even though he couldn’t actually be here with me.”
With having a moderate case of progeria and knowing I aged faster, I was terrified I would never find someone to love me for who I was.