I can handle a sore throat. The headache I can deal with--mostly. But the stuffy nose? No way. So I apologize, but rather than show you my whining-wimpy side, I'll just direct you to a bunch of touching stories today.
First, Tess Gerritsen wrote about her first true life confrontation with murder and torture. It's a touching and scary story that hits close to home for her. It's a true story, but you can definitely see why her fiction touches so many people.
Then, Derek Nikitas made me cry real tears when he posted about dedicating his book to his grandfather. Made me remember that we are, in the end, what we mean to other people.
Finally, Elizabeth Krecker reminded me that a little goes a long way, in her post about how just a little thing can prevent a women from being raped, tortured, and/or killed. Definitely worth a read. Turns out, her grandfather is pretty heroic, too!
I have a question for you guys ... just a curiosity. Do you guys know the story of your birth? I'm adopted, so the only story I got *cringe* was that my mom found me under a, er ... bush. LOL. I watched a mother recount the day of her daughter's birth to her on her birthday, and I could tell it was a story told many times. Do you have one of those stories?