The Stories

  • Baby Lucas

    I will give my niece Melissa a Giving Key Inspire bracelet tomorrow when I go to meet her son, Lucas. Melissa is a beautiful, caring, sweet girl who I watched become a beautiful woman and now a new mother to a beautiful little boy, Lucas Michael, who was born 3 months earlier than expected. Her mother, Denise, my best friend, was on vacation at the time. Melissa who is extremely close to her mother went into premature labor and delivered Lucas without her mom, who was to be at her side, at a hospital that was not equipped to handle...

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  • I had Thought About Giving Her The Key

    On February 28, 2014 my 31 year old son passed away. I was the one that found him in his apartment. He had been struggling with a cyst on his penial gland for several years. Had become addicted to pain medication. He overdosed and instead of calling 911 his girlfriend left him for me to find. I almost sent his son who was 7 at the time to check on him but something told me not to. He watched from the driveway for the ambulance as I was doing CPR. I struggle everyday with our loss and miss him so...

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  • This Was A Difficult Decision

    I received a COURAGE key as a part of my MOPS welcome package this year. I knew right away who it was for but I didn't think the timing was right to pass it on just yet. I gave it to my friend Tracy for her birthday in March. She is one of the most courageous women I know. She is a widowed-single-mom of three kids. In November she gave up twin boys in an open adoption. The adoptive parents couldn't be more blessed. This was a difficult decision but one she knew she had to make to give them...

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  • I Started Suffering A Lot Of Anxiety

    Four years ago I graduated from community college with a degree in audio production. I was living in Longview, WA and was deeply in love with a girl named Alicia. There is very little work in that area for someone of my expertise, and so I continued working a dead end job at Wal Mart. Unsure of what to do and how to achieve my goal of becoming an audio engineer, I decided to join the Army. After getting sworn in I asked Alicia to marry me and she said yes. It was August 2011. We decided to wait to...

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  • Hope Kept Coming Back To Me

    I just bought my first Key *HOPE* I sat here and looked at so many other words to choose from and for some reason *Hope* kept coming back to me. I am going through allot right now in my life and some days I just *Hope* it gets better. When you listen to someone you truly care about tell you such horrible things about yourself, you find yourself believing in this person, you choose to loose yourself!! I am trying trying to find me again, not broken, shattered or scared ~ I *HOPE* some day my life becomes everything it...

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