It’s been said that truly defining moments come only a few times in a person’s life. For me, one of those moments came when my mom showed me what it means to choose life.

For several years, my mom had been working for a nonprofit in our town that offered support for adults with special needs. In addition to operating day facilities, the nonprofit placed its clients with a local family willing to host and provide long-term care services. Having watched other families graciously open their homes, my mom decided it was our family’s responsibility to do the same.

Looking back, I’m grateful she did.

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