Okra asked Mary what was going through her mind when all this was happening.

"What was going through my mind? Imagine the best day of your life and then multiply it by 300 percent and that might come close to what I was thinking and how I was feeling

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I turned slowly around and my eyes met Francine's. I gasped covered my mouth and ran at full speed hugging her refusing to let go for what seemed like hours.

"Mom," she said laughing, "Kind of need to breathe here."

I released her but still kept her at arms length.

"I can't believe this," I said, "How is this even possible?"

Francine paused.

"It's a long story," she said, "But I learned so much/ The most important thing I learned was how much I'm loved."

"MORE THEN YOU WILL EVER KNOW," I told her empathically.