“I have lived my life in a culture that hates fat people. From magazine covers to late-night talk show hosts. From would-be employers to would-be lovers. I have felt the judgmental scorn of society’s contempt for people like me. It is against all odds that I’ve managed to arrive in my mid-thirties with any self-respect and self-worth. It’s a miracle that I laugh every day and walk through my life with pride and confidence, because our culture is unrelenting when it comes to fat people. I don’t understand it and I doubt I ever will. We hurt nobody. We’re just fat.”—
“Have you ever had a dream that seemed so real, when you woke up you didn’t know what to believe? What would you do if what you thought was true, wasn’t? And what you thought wasn’t true, was? Would you retreat into your dreams with the hope of finding a more perfect reality? Sometimes, life is stranger than a dream. And the only way to wake up is to face what lies hidden in your soul. And you can only hope that in those moments of dark refection, that you are not alone.”—Lucas Scott, One Tree Hill
Twin girls, Brielle and Kyrie, were born 12 weeks ahead of their due date. Needing intensive care, they were placed in separate incubators.
Kyrie began to gain weight and her health stabilized. But Brielle, born only 2 lbs, had trouble breathing, heart problems and other complications. She was not expected to live.
Their nurse did everything she could to make Brielle’s health better, but nothing she did was helping her. With nothing else to do, their nurse went against hospital policy and decided to place both babies in the same incubator.
She left the twin girls to sleep and when when she returned she found a sight she could not believe. She called all the nurses and doctors and this is what they saw (refer to the picture above).
As Brielle got closer to her sister, Kyrie put her small little arm around her, as if to hug and support her sister. From that moment on, Brielle’s breathing and heart rate stabilized and her health became normal.
From then on, they decided to keep both babies together, because when they were together they kept each other alive.
And today they are 15 years old.
So remember, when you are going through something, that you’re not alone. You’re within an arm’s length of a sister who will be there to support you. But best and above all, you have a God who loves you no matter what.
Who are you within arm’s length of today? Think of someone who might need your love and encouragement. Stay close to them, because you never know if that moment will save their life.
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“You ruined it now, I hope you can’t sleep and you dream about it. And when you dream I hope you can’t sleep and you scream about it. I hope your conscience eats at you and you can’t breathe without me.”—Eminem