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‘I can’t marry you this way.’ He cancelled our wedding. I wrecked my car, relapsed twice, and was sent to inpatient rehab.’: Woman recovers from addiction, ‘There is always hope for change’

“I thought marriage would be the end of all my problems. 6 months into my sobriety, we found out we were having a baby. I quickly got addicted to my painkillers and stopped breastfeeding 4 weeks in. ‘Your life will never get better. Just end it.’ I sat there and cried with a shotgun in hand. I was taken away in an ambulance while my son slept in the next room. I went from being the middle class, church going, straight As, lead in in musicals, student council member to prison time.”

‘Babe, I’m so excited. REALLY excited!’ On the way to deliver our baby, we were struck by a drunk driver.’: Woman loses husband to car crash hours before childbirth, ‘I had everything and lost everything all at once’

“Ricky rubbed my belly. I looked up at him as we passed a green light. Suddenly, everything went numb and black. I awoke upside down in a ditch, locked in my seat belt, my water broken. I was 41 weeks pregnant. Ricky lay beside me. I held his hand and kept checking his pulse. His breathing slowed. At the hospital, they tried to find my baby’s heartbeat for 10 minutes. ‘This is all a nightmare,’ I kept thinking to myself.”

‘My fiance was helping a drunk driver at the scene. He was hit by another drunk driver, also a firefighter.’: Woman loses fiance months before wedding, honors him with special wedding photo shoot

“Kendall was a volunteer firefighter. He’d received a call about an accident about a mile from his house. Since he was just watching television, he decided to go – that’s just the person he is. I texted him I made it home safely. He never responded. I thought he’d fallen asleep. I remember hearing my dad say, ‘He didn’t make it!’ My mom was bawling in the background. I was so confused.”

‘He’s been saving his pocket change. I thought nothing of it ’til I came home to this.’: Daughter finds pill bottle, instantly ‘bursts into tears’ thanks to Dad’s act of kindness despite losing his job

“He was laid off from his job. He truly loved being able to go to work and misses all the people. He’s always lived paycheck to paycheck, but we always had a roof over our head, food on the table, and faith we’d be okay. ‘I love you, it’s going to be okay. Daddy’s going to be okay.’ He wasn’t worried about himself, he just wanted to make sure I knew he loved me.”

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