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‘He stuttered, ‘I’m so sorry I didn’t call. I lost your number. You are so pretty.’ I had no idea this man would change my life, let alone have 7 years left on this earth.’: Woman shares emotional journey finding love after losing partner to brain aneurysm

“He left in May for his third deployment. We walked him onto the ship. It was odd, our son Matthew did not want to leave him, and I just felt like we needed to keep saying goodbye. Days later, he called me from his phone and we said I love you. That was the last time I ever heard his voice.”

‘Our karts spun out of control. We ended up nose to nose. I heard a divine voice clearly instruct, ‘GET TO KNOW HIM.’ My guard completely fell.’: Woman candidly details love story, ‘I wouldn’t trade him for the world’

“My life was full of mistakes with men. All they ever wanted from me was my body. I was tired and determined to take time away from dating to focus on developing myself. But then there was Jake. He kissed me, and it took my breath away.”

‘You didn’t hear the words ‘it’s a boy.’ You didn’t claim your title like most. But you’re tied to that child by something much stronger than blood.’: Mom says ‘you’re more than a step or bonus dad’

“I was wary of you at first. I was sure we’d scare you off. And part of me wanted to—single parenthood had made my list of requirements pretty tough. But you won me over with ‘bring him too.’ You never ever had to be, and that’s what makes me extra thankful you’re ours.”

‘The construction worker stopped. ‘You’d better get over here. I was digging up the front yard and found the darndest thing.’: Couple learn lesson from ‘curious’ items on new property

“The lawyer picked up and laughed. ‘I’ve been waiting for this call.’ He unlocked a drawer behind his big mahogany desk. In his hand was a single envelope with handwriting on the front that said, ‘Do Not Open Unless the New Owners of my Home Find Something Strange.'”

‘I’m not in love with you. I haven’t been since you got pregnant.’ He didn’t shed a tear. He turned his back and went to sleep.’: Couple learn to peacefully co-parent after separation, ‘Our love for our little girl comes first’

“‘I was waiting for the right time to tell you.’ It was 2 a.m. on a Sunday night, our little girl sleeping so peacefully on my chest. Memories of our honeymoon, our wedding anniversary just weeks before crowded in on me. How long had I been living a lie? I remember wishing I could tell him to get out. I was paralyzed. He turned his back, went to sleep as I lay awake, sobbing. Every night, I’d dream about hurting him. I had so much anger hidden away, I was afraid I’d explode.”

‘My mom said, ‘Don’t you think he’s cheating on you?’ His threats to leave didn’t make sense. As I protected him, he was stringing a web of lies.’: Woman happily re-marries after infidelity, ‘Our wounds do not define us’

“He was a well-known pastor in our community. He made everyone happy, but could rarely connect on a deep level. When he finally let the truth come out, something shifted. The bold girl inside me showed up. I shoved him out of the house and slammed the door shut. While attempting to clean up the mess of my life, Blake was living one block away from, grieving the loss of his beautiful wife, Jenna.”

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