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A “Take Your Breath Away” Moment

Last night was my daughter’s holiday music concert, and it was such a special evening.  I was enjoying every song the kids sang, and then I had one of those moments that I think many parents experience occasionally with their kids.  I looked up at my daughter on stage, standing there in a formal black dress with a festive Santa hat on her head, and I don’t know if it was a recognition of her confidence at that moment, or the joy I saw in her eyes as she was singing…but everything she had overcome since she was left on her own as a newborn washed over me so powerfully that I began to cry.

Santa baby

Does anyone else have those sudden intakes of breath where you simply can’t believe you got the privilege to parent a child who was born to someone else? Read more.

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