“When you hear the word cancer, all you think about is your family and everything you never did. Once the shock wears off, you put on your big girl pants and fight like hell.”
“He bent forward and shook as if he was collapsing on himself. I did not know what was happening, and then I realized he was crying.”
“I text him: ‘I’m not doing well. Come home now.’ He will because I have a fractured back! He calls. I’m still crying happy tears, but they sound sad when I say: ‘I need you home.’ Not lying. Those are true statements. He is coming straight home. Success! Praise the Lord for this fractured back. I couldn’t believe that a baby survived my fall, the pain killers, the almost X-ray fiasco, and yet it had.”
“His mom was homeless and couldn’t care for him. ‘That is the saddest thing ever. Do you think that is our baby?’ My husband said, ‘I doubt it. He’s probably pretty sick.’ Off I went. ‘Is everything OK?,’ I asked. They replied, ‘He’s waiting for you in the NICU. He’s yours.’”
“Haven’t seen her this happy, excited, and sad at the same time.”
“My mother could not believe how perfectly the dress fit me, since our genetics are all so different. She was very emotional. My mom recently fought Stage 3 breast cancer. She is still recovering, so it was really special for her to see me wearing it. We weren’t sure if my mom was going to make it to my wedding at all.”
Humans aren’t the only ones who were impacted by this year’s hurricanes.