Mimi Toya

Casey,

If ever there is a tomorrow that we are not together, there is something you must remember:

You are braver than you believe,

Stronger than you seem, and

Smarter than you think

But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart, I will always be with you. —…

All I can do is keep trying, keep learning and keep loving.

No regrets, just lessons.

Take a step back, remember the bigger picture and remember what is important.

We’re not fighting trauma with trauma. The cycle ends here.

They’re only happy when I’m useless.

As soon as I begin to make any kind of progress, there is an onslaught.

I’m glad I’m not like that.

As long as I am immobile, they are content.

I can’t imagine what it would be like to be a person like that…

My son was born in January 2011. I’ll never forget the moment we met, face-to-face. He was in the nursery. I remember walking up to him in his little plastic crib, there were several nurses by his side. I said something, I can’t remember exactly what. But when I spoke…

Mimi Toya

Mimi Toya

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