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  • Unconditional love, granted to me in an instant. Unquestioning, she accepts me into her life with a wide open heart, a complete stranger undeserving of her loyalty. She gazes up at me, her eyes having witnessed more in her short 3 years than mine may ever see. I place a doll in her tiny hands and in that instant I become the most significant person in her life. So hungry for affection, for a warm embrace, a protective hand to hold, I am granted the highest privilege of her love. She is a lost soul, abandoned so early she is still unaware of it. Tossed into this harsh world she is equipped with nothing but her ability to offer her undivided love to anyone who is willing to show her a smile. Despite her devastating past she greets this world that has been so unfair to her with love, with warmth, and with undeserving trust.

    Wendy, we could all learn a lesson from you. May this world someday reward your unfaltering forgiveness.
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