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I'm a sap, but don't care.

by ADHDean on September 4, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Spurred by DDC's "Last time you cried and why" memoir under the Questions tab.

I nearly always cry when telling the story of how Sonny was born premature and nearly died, but made a complete 180 on his fourth day of life as he was being airlifted to the Duke University hospital.

I also get choked up when recounting how Jen saved my life. I was a lost and deeply broken and desperate man, and she offered me love, hope and redemption. It would be easy and more comfortable to say that I was exaggerating, but I'm not. That's the plain truth.


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