We were there, together, and in the next room I could hear that monitor beeping. Keeping track of another heart’s beat and giving enduring, solid proof of our own.
Through Jiu Jitsu I have developed many of the most meaningful relationships in my life, and if that were the only benefit of my practice, Jiu Jitsu would still be the best endeavor I have ever undertaken.
I lay in my bed night after night staring at the ceiling and thinking, Why have I survived the war? Why was I the last person in my immediate family to be alive? I didn’t know.
If my children think I’m genuine, no one else’s opinion matters to me.
We the caregivers, have the power to do things proactively to benefit our present and future generations.
Blood is thicker than water, I know, but it’s unnatural stuff to drink so much of. (“The Wife Of Ted Wickham
I get to see her at night.”
“That’s the only deal. I sleep over.”
“She’s my daughter.”
“She’s the love of my life”. My heart was pumping so damn fast I needed to see her.
David was searching my eyes.
I let him see the truth. I needed her. That was the only way.
“Fine, but only you. Logan can’t start sleeping over, too.”
David groaned. “You two, you just storm your way in-“
“We’re family to her. We took her in when you let her go. We protected her from that woman.
When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching — they are your family.
He said you were the only one who was bitter about S.’s suicide and the only one who really forgave him for it. The rest of us, he said, were outwardly unbitter and inwardly unforgiving.
Most people who are would each not be in love with their partner, if they did not have the kind of genitals they have.