Matt was talking to a friend of his who said that we'd have to get married to avoid the €100,000 inheritance tax. Matt then asked me if I'd marry him and I said yes.
I was told that medically I shouldn't have survived the hemorrhage, let alone have a chance of recovering.
Our wedding was wonderful. Florence wrote her own vows and I play the box accordion so I sang her my vows.
I actually started a food and toy drive before I started my bow tie business. I was four, and I saw a commercial on TV where children were crying. My mom explained they didn't have enough food, so I started a food and toy drive.
Afterwards, we discovered that we were the only TV news crew to successfully follow the mob into the building.
Though there weren't many students my age, I have been in classes during the past three years with freshmen, juniors, sophomores and seniors and I have a lot of friends I've made in college.
My birth date is July 30, 1969, but I was due in October. I wasn't expected to make it and on the day of my birth, I was also baptized, confirmed, and given my last rites.
To me, the highest honor comes when somebody puts his or her life in your hands. To be a physician or a nurse is, to me, something bigger than a transaction.
Since beginning my work with couples on the brink of divorce two decades ago, January has consistently brought me a deluge of new clients.
From a 12-year-old genius to unusual friendships and athletes who showed true sportsmanship, these stories reminded us of the joy that has existed in this difficult year.
This year on Mother's Day in May, I had made a bundt cake and given slices of it away to different moms. Straight away they began asking me to bake them cakes.
I've known for my entire life that I've wanted children and I knew before I transitioned that I would want to carry at least one child.
My auntie, her husband and brother had sheltered from the hurricane with her daughter and son-in-law.
When it came to a discussion about Christmas, there was a suggestion that my ex and his new wife wanted us all to have Christmas morning with the kids.