I was in Disneyland, my favorite place in the world, when I received the news that my mom had suddenly passed away from a heart attack in our home in Seattle.
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Any girl who follows pageants imagines herself competing for Miss Universe, but never in my wildest dreams did I think it was going to happen to me… and never in my wildest dreams did I think it would be an experience I wanted to forget.
I was betrayed by a man I thought adored me, who would never even think of hurting me and more importantly, never be unfaithful to me.
I scoured books for information, made lists of what I thought my husband would want out of a wife and desperately searched for an instruction manual. I was young and naïve to think that such a thing existed. I struggled with having to answer, “What do you do?” and “Where did you go to college?” But I had to reach a point, where other’s opinions about how they thought I should lead my life didn’t matter to me.
I had prepared all summer to be able to pass the fitness tests and when it came down to it, I simply couldn’t do it. I then started to notice numbness and tingling in my feet that eventually started to creep up my legs.
Three inconclusive biopsies later, my quick growing tumor was now making breathing more difficult and forced us to take action. One of my specialists warned me that because our vocal nerves run through our thyroid there was a chance my voice could be damaged and I may not be able to sing again.
I met my husband on Facebook. And that’s just the beginning of our wild romance. I can remember the day he asked to be my friend on the popular social media site. His good looks prompted me to immediately accept him as my new cyber friend. His first message to me simply asked how my weekend was and that is …
When I was a little girl, I always dreamed of being a movie star. I can remember playing with Barbie dolls and rolling out a bright colored sock and pretending it was a red carpet for my Barbie to walk down. My parents always encouraged my dreams, but wanted me to enjoy being a kid before I pursued them. I …