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If I Knew Then, I Would Have Slowed Down A Bit More

“I would have hugged you more, even when you pushed me away. I would have kept you firmly planted on my hip, never knowing what day would be the last before you’d want to walk side by side. I would have snuggled a few more minutes before bedtime, because I know now those extra minutes only meant one thing… more time with you.”

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‘You were the size of a poppy seed when I fell in love with you, barely a blip on the ultrasound screen. In an instant, I knew life would never be the same.’: Mom shares sweet ode to daughters

“I never believed in the notion of love at first sight, but when they first laid you on my chest and I looked at you through the tears, I knew it to be true. Unconditional, infinite love. When you are old and gray, and I am older and grayer, when the world has long stopped seeing you as a baby, I will look at you and still see the one I rocked in my arms. And I will love you.”

‘A friend asked if I wanted to know what another mom said about me behind my back. I politely said, ‘No thank you.’ To this day I still have no idea.’: Woman urges ‘the tables you aren’t invited to sit at don’t matter’

“What I do know is that I saw this mom a few weeks later at the grocery store and greeted her with a smile and open arms. To this day she has no idea I’m aware of the fact she said something unkind behind my back. And friend, it doesn’t matter.”

‘I want you to raise him and be his parents for the rest of his life.’ She gave us the biggest blessing of our lives.’: Couple adopt 3 miracle children after unexplained infertility diagnosis

“My husband took my hands and said, ‘Rachel, I think we need to wait. I feel like a child is going to be put into our lives when we aren’t expecting it.’ Two days later, the sweetest baby boy was wheeled into the room. As soon as I saw him, my heart knew….I would do anything for him.”

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