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Today, my beautiful baby boy - the one they told me would be "unhealthy" - the one I almost aborted because of this false diagnosis - was born perfectly healthy at 9:27AM. MMT

#18083 (1) - Jul 16, 2014 by DG - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (259) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, I couldn't stop thinking about how that gorgeous picture board had been made for a graduation party, not a funeral. MMT

#18082 (0) - Jul 14, 2014 by mj_jones - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (194) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, the day after the first fistful of my hair fell out, my daughter and her German Sheppard showed up for dinner, both of them with shaved bald heads. MMT

#18081 (0) - Jul 13, 2014 by LoveLearn - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (245) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, it's been a full year since my mom quit drinking on the day I showed her the bruises she never knew she gave me. MMT

#18080 (0) - Jul 12, 2014 by TrueG - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (236) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, it’s been exactly 25 years since that evening at the shop when I answered the phone on my way out the door for the night, with no way of knowing that the potential customer on the other end would someday be my wife. MMT

#18079 (0) - Jul 11, 2014 by Budde - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (267) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, on my coming out to my mother, she told the whole family, adding that if they had a problem with it, she would have no problem burying them, dead or alive. MMT

#18078 (1) - Jul 10, 2014 by tori - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (294) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, my inept, despicable social worker said, "Your guardians can’t possibly be hurting you too bad,” as he stared in disbelief at the 4.0 GPA on my latest report card. MMT

#18077 (1) - Jul 9, 2014 by Laura - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (276) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, I asked my mom, "When will life let me smile again?" And she hugged me and said, "In my experience, a happy person is not a person who's always in a good situation, but rather a person who always has a good attitude in every situation." MMT

#18076 (0) - Jul 8, 2014 by AnonG - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (246) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, after my class voted for me as the student with the "best smile," all I could think is that it hurts so much more to smile in front of everyone, than to cry all alone. MMT

#18075 (1) - Jul 7, 2014 by ThatGirl - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (182) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, I know the truth. When I joined the military 8 years ago, I thought I was doing it to find pride in myself. But now I can accept the fact that what I really wanted was for my father to be proud of me. And he still isn't. MMT

#18074 (1) - Jul 6, 2014 by bigal - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (186) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, her final tweet read, “I remember saying ‘no.’ Why doesn’t anyone believe me.” She was only 14. MMT

#18073 (1) - Jul 5, 2014 by cowardly - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (231) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, I watched the 4th of July parade roll by outside through the hospital window as my husband and daughter laid behind me in the ICU. MMT

#18072 (0) - Jul 4, 2014 by Allie - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (144) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, leaning over the toilet holding my hair back and noticing the scars on my wrists, I suddenly realized how ironic it is that my senior year superlative is "best smile." MMT

#18071 (1) - Jul 3, 2014 by animeluvr18 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (164) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, as she rested in the hospice, my mom insisted that Mozart be played in the background. And just before she dozed off to sleep for the last time, she whispered to me, “Always hear the music in your life, honey.” MMT

Today, I made her a card that said, "Congratulations on the extra six months they’re giving you!" and watched her smile for the first time in two weeks. MMT

#18069 (0) - Jul 1, 2014 by sismay41 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (176) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, we arrived at the hospital at 6am just after my wife's water broke with our twin girls, and by 11pm it became official that we are not going to be parents in the near-term after all. MMT

#18068 (1) - Jun 30, 2014 by sundown - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (267) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, on my 27th birthday, my father carried me into my old room and rested me on my bed, and cried as he tucked me in carefully, minding not to touch the bruises that were a road map of domestic spousal abuse I had hidden from everyone for almost three years. MMT

#18067 (1) - Jun 29, 2014 by Crystal - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (345) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today I was asked, "Don't you remember me from your Life Skills class at the County Jail? You taught me how to live life happily without a drink or a drug." I expressed how happy I was to see her doing so well. She then turned to my girlfriend and said, "I'll never forget that face," as she pointed to me. "That woman saves lives!" MMT

#18066 (0) - Jun 28, 2014 by ckmarlowe - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (231) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, my younger sister was killed by a drunk driver – my older brother. My sister was in his passenger seat. MMT

#18065 (1) - Jun 27, 2014 by buazucena - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (235) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, when I asked my 13-year-old daughter how it happened, she looked up at me from her hospital bed and through hysterical tears uttered, “He told me I was beautiful.” MMT

#18064 (2) - Jun 26, 2014 by Ken - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (294) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

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