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Maria Ruiz| MY STORY
When I got the call I was barely getting home.
As I walked into my bedroom, he told me the great news. I was shocked, surprised, excited!
My feelings, emotions, and heart were going 100 miles per hour all at the same time!
As I talked on the phone tears ran down my cheeks. I thanked God. It was unexpected to hear such awesome news.. I couldn't believe it!
I think I am still under shock and I think it still hasn't sunk in yet!
Thank you for all you have done. May God bless you abundantly.
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