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Responsibility hit hard, so did fear.

by BecomingLuke on January 5, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

On December 18th, my cousin was murdered by her husband, she left behind a baby girl, Gabrielle who is only 20 months old. When Gabrielle was born my aunt was assigned her godmother but she said she wanted more than 2 people to raise her and be there for her is she were to ever be gone, I was the next person she asked to be a part of that team.
She's now gone and I'm being asked to step up and help with raising this little girl.
I'm terrified but I won't go back on what I said I would do if anything ever happened.


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