A Mom Dying of Cancer Has Written Her Young Daughter a Lifetime of Notes

Jul 29, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

Heather McManamy has been fighting breast cancer since 2013. Her disease is terminal, but Heather is determined to be a part of her daughter’s life, even after she’s gone.

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The Adorable Ring Bearer At This Wedding Totally Stole the Show

Jul 27, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

When Bobby Villegas and Kait Villegas-Payne were planning their elopement, they knew that the day wouldn’t be complete without Villegas-Payne’s daughter, Scarlet.

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So they included her in their special day in the most amazing way possible: As their ring bearer.

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And while the position of ring bearer role is typically granted to boys, the couple never gave that a second thought, Villegas-Payne told A Practical Wedding

She was the ring bearer because that’s what I had a literal need for. We didn’t even have a real aisle for anybody to throw petals down on. We did need somebody to hold our rings.

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For Villegas-Payne and her husband, having Scarlet be a part of their beautiful ceremony was of the utmost importance —

I gave her a gold pin with the word ‘constant’ and talked to her a little about how much her presence means to me. I love the show Lost, I love the idea of ‘constants,’ and I mostly love that Scarlet has always been mine.

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And since their ceremony was about joining their family together, Bobby also made a vow to Scarlet:

Bobby gave her a ring and a promise to always be there if she ever needs him for anything.

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Are you sobbing yet?

After Her Best Friend Died of Cancer, This Woman Adopted Her Four Kids

Jul 27, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

“That’s what friends are for” took on new meaning for best friends Laura Ruffino and Elizabeth Diamond when Diamond was diagnosed with brain cancer in August 2014.

Although Diamond knew it was terminal and that she had an incredible battle ahead, the single mom’s main concern was what might happen to her four daughters (who range in ages from five to 12) when she passed away.

But she didn’t need to worry too much, because Ruffino, whom she had known since fifth grade, made her a promise.

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The Things This Dad Does With Pancakes Will Totally Make You Flip

Jul 24, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

While most of us struggle to make a pancake that doesn’t tear when we try to flip it, illustrator and math teacher Nathan Shields — who is currently living as a stay-at-home day — turns this breakfast staple into edible works of art for his two kids (and hundreds of thousands of fans).

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