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Word on the Street: The Mother's Day Edition

May 4, 2011


Shana Cozad

Shana Cozad

Tulsa, Okla.; Diagnosed in 1993; Three children: James (20), Danica (10) and Mallory (8)

Peanut butter 'n' jelly sandwiches. Scraped knees. Little hands. Homemade presents. Report cards. Bedtime stories. Chasing the monsters away from under the bed ... Fast food. Faster errands. Late nights. High temps. Sleepovers. Popcorn messes. Lovely dyed Easter eggs!! Video games. Grape soda. Non-eaten vegetables. Shampoos in the eyes. Lollipops. Playgrounds. ... and mommy cards saying "You're the BEST mommy ever!" ... Birthday parties. Garage sales. New shoes. Cartoons on Forever! Tylenol. Dentists. ... Singing 100 lullabies till sleep does come. Doctor visits. Potato chips. Endless laundry. Grandmas and grandpas. New best friends. School vacations. ... Teaching awareness, understanding, compassion of all the people living with HIV.


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