On the 1-year anniversary of a dump truck slamming into her car near an icy railroad crossing, Bev Rella was contemplating life. She had recovered from five surgeries to remove glass and debris from her body and put her bones back together. She was back to work, but all was not well.
Erin Slater spent years wondering about and searching for her birth mom. The Fishers, Ind. woman was adopted as a baby, but when she was just 5, her mother died in a car crash. Her dad died when she was 16, leaving a huge void in her life. Two years ago, the Indiana life coach was connected to her birth mom thanks to ancestry.com and a relative working on genealogy. "I always hoped and prayed, and in the back of my mind, I knew I'd see her again," said Laura Hernandez of Lathrop, Mo., who gave the baby up for adoption when she was 17. She'd become pregnant after being raped.
There’s not a playbook on what to do when you’re quarantined at home because of a pandemic. It’s OK to feel angry because your spring break trip was canceled. It’s OK to feel anxious not knowing what may happen tomorrow or next month. And, it’s OK if you’re euphoric that you don’t have a 45-minute commute, and love being home all the time.