ROMA’S CHARMING BUTTERFLY GODWINK

ROMA’S CHARMING BUTTERFLY GODWINK

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ROMA DOWNEY had a sweet butterfly connection with her late mother.

When she and her father stood at her MOTHER’S GRAVE, a butterfly landed.

Her father said ... That wee butterfly could be ...

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GODWINKS TO THE MOON

GODWINKS TO THE MOON

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My dear brother always called me ‘SIS.’

Driving home from settling everything at my brother's house, I was deep in sadness realizing it was my last physical link to him.

With a big, bright FULL MOON shining down, I decided to check Facebook as a distraction.

Up popped something that touched my heart...

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GODWINK PREVENTS KIDNAPPING

GODWINK PREVENTS KIDNAPPING

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An urgent INNER VOICE told me to go home where my husband was watching our three-year-old CHILD.  

My husband was selling one of our cars and he was just putting our little boy into his car seat to accompany a man on a test drive.

My insisting that our son stay with me ... may have saved his life ...

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GODWINKS BUILD FAITH

GODWINKS BUILD FAITH

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My neighbor and I met at our mailboxes on a very COLD DAY; the kind of day birds don’t fly much.

He asked about my dog, recovering from cancer treatment.

When I mentioned the word PRAYERS ... we were both surprised by what happened next...

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A LITTLE GIRL'S FERVENT PRAYER and AMAZING OUTCOME!

A LITTLE GIRL'S FERVENT PRAYER and AMAZING OUTCOME!

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Young 8 year old SHELBY PRAYED for not just any BIRD… she’d researched it … and gave her parents a power-point presentation on why an Australian COCKATIEL would be perfect.

They said maybe when you are 10.

But... they had no idea how this story could have an ASTONISHING ending once Shelby TEAMED UP with GOD!

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To SPEAK in the LANGUAGE of GODWINKS

To SPEAK in the LANGUAGE of GODWINKS

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My SON passed away in May.

On especially difficult days I ask for hopeful SIGNS ... some days God sends me hearts...

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GODWINK TREASURE in the DUMPSTER

GODWINK TREASURE in the DUMPSTER

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As a collector of antique sheet music, I felt like I’d happened upon a gold mine! The dumpster contained stacks of sheet music … then I saw something I instantly recognized a newspaper clipping ... over 60 years old... about a famous composer whom I'd written about...

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WINKS WITH WORDS

WINKS WITH WORDS

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“My mother passed away last week ... so I asked the girl if she could please PRAY for my family.

She asked if I had something to write on. I later looked at the crumpled up piece of paper she handed me...

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GODWINKS FOR THE ACTOR WHO PLAYED MLK

GODWINKS FOR THE ACTOR WHO PLAYED MLK

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Actor David Oyelowo had a PREMONITION while reading the script for SELMA … eight years before the movie came to life on the big screen.

After being turned down by six directors of the movie to play the role of MARTIN LUTHER KING, he was graced with Godwinks.

Read on, see what I mean...

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GODWINKS SIGNS TO HOME SWEET HOME

GODWINKS SIGNS TO HOME SWEET HOME

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I sensed that God wanted me to return to my home in KENTUCKY.
Just then I had the urge to look down.


Wow ... with a sign like that ... guess what I did...

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AMAZING LOVE FOR #3

AMAZING LOVE FOR #3

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Number 3 was on everyone’s mind as the Buffalo Bills took the field in 33 degree weather.

Yet, as a tribute to DAMAR HAMLIN, the Bill’s safety who wears jersey #3, the game was like a fireworks of #3’s for the young player who was facing a fatal outcome only days before… but won the game of life. Count the 3's ...

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ANOTHER GODWINK PRINCIPLE

ANOTHER GODWINK PRINCIPLE

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Part of our mission is to explain GODWINK PRINCIPLES through stories.

This is one.

A grandfather has been telling his grandson about Godwinks... signs of hope directly from above.

But it takes a lost and found book to help the lesson sink in...

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BITTER SWEET GODWINK

BITTER SWEET GODWINK

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Christmas Eve was heavy…we lost our 20 year old daughter in July.
 
My wife created a Memory Collection under the tree… the Doc Martin boots we gave Rachel last year…and other ornaments.

 

Our Godwink was when Rachel’s cat showed up…

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WHAT WORD MEANS BLESSING?

WHAT WORD MEANS BLESSING?

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I prayed asking God to send me a dog who NEEDED me.

The next morning I got up feeling the weight was lifted.

Five minutes later Mom texted …‘Look who showed up at my house.’

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DANICA'S ENCOURAGING GODWINK

DANICA'S ENCOURAGING GODWINK

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Actress Danica McKellar, star of many Hallmark and now Great American Family movies, tells a Godwink story that was a faith-builder for her as well as for each of us.

She really thought … after doing so much work on the script… that the movie for this Christmas season might not happen. Then…

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A CHRISTMAS SONG FROM OUR SON GRANT

A CHRISTMAS SONG FROM OUR SON GRANT

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As a special gift to all our Godwinkers and friends, here's a sweet song from our special needs son Grant, whose miracle survival at birth has been a Godwink blessing for many.

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GODWINKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS

GODWINKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS

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It was my first Christmas without Mom. She always reminded us, ‘Jesus is the reason for the season … and all that matters is Jesus.’

A couple days before Christmas that year, I went into a store and there was an ornament that warmed my heart ... guess what it said?

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GODWINKS FOR A TIGHT CHRISTMAS

GODWINKS FOR A TIGHT CHRISTMAS

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Not having enough MONEY to make it through the month, I asked God for a SIGN … then I boldly said I'd like to see something very rare in our area ... THREE DEER.  

Well...

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WINKS ON THE BIG PICTURE IN LIFE

WINKS ON THE BIG PICTURE IN LIFE

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When everything feels chaotic and out of control ... perhaps it's because we don't see the big picture! 

Can you trust in His plan...

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GODWINKS of SNOW – WHERE IT SHOULDN'T BE

GODWINKS of SNOW – WHERE IT SHOULDN'T BE

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TONI ESPINOZA couldn't bear asking God for someone to die in order to be a heart donor for her husband.

So, she simply asked God to HEAL David ... and to confirm it with the FIRST Christmas SNOWFALL in history in their border town!

What happened next ... may one day be your favorite Hallmark movie ...

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A BANANA FOR YOUR THOUGHTS

A BANANA FOR YOUR THOUGHTS

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Randy and I had a 16-hour drive ahead of us.

It was getting late and I have a condition that requires me to have something in my stomach.

Our GPS rerouted us past the place we intended to stop.

Mile after mile ... no place to stop ... all I needed was a banana...

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SPLATTERED CAKE, A GODWINKY ENCOUNTER & ALL IS WELL

SPLATTERED CAKE, A GODWINKY ENCOUNTER & ALL IS WELL

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“I was sliding my CAKE onto a platter… it slipped and FELL to the floor!

ANNOYED, I shouted something I shouldn’t have ... I needed that cake for an event that evening.

Mike rushed into the kitchen, calmed me down, and suggested I run to the store to get something else.

But what he did next ... changed everything ..."

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TODAY SHOW SCRIPT: ALICE & JACK'S AMAZING GODWINKS

TODAY SHOW SCRIPT: ALICE & JACK'S AMAZING GODWINKS

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This is the script I wrote for our Godwinks on NBC TODAY segment, featuring Alice and Jack Totah whose wonderful love story has become a popular annual treat on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. called "A Godwink Christmas 2: Meant for Love."

Spoiler alert... read on to hear the biggest Godwink in the movie.

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GIVE AND RECEIVE GODWINKS

GIVE AND RECEIVE GODWINKS

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After bidding $420 at a charity auction, Diane was haunted by the devil whispering, "You needed that money more than they did."

She asked God if she had been foolish.

You'll love the surprising answer He sent back ... the next morning.

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GODWINKS REKINDLE MEMORIES

GODWINKS REKINDLE MEMORIES

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Kuma, my Great Pyrenees Service Dog and I were visiting a retirement home.

Out of the blue, Kuma, walked over, and laid his HEAD on the LAP of a 106 year old woman.

What she told us brought tears to her eyes... as well as all of us looking on.

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PRAYERS OF A YOUNG GIRL … ARE THEY HEARD?

PRAYERS OF A YOUNG GIRL … ARE THEY HEARD?

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The 16-year-old cheerleader prayed every day for the Prisoner Of War whose name was etched into the bracelet on her arm. Col Leo Thorsness was, to her, like a family member.

Her first Godwink was learning her prayers were answered... he came home.

But the wink waiting for her...40 years later ... was a "wow"!

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RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME GODWINK

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME GODWINK

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Alex drove six hours from home and discovered he had a HOLE in his TIRE.

Worse... the last time his tires were changed back home, they mixed things up and gave him someone else's TIRE LOCK KEY.

What did Alex do? He prayed for a Godwink and GOT ONE!

You'll be amazed how ...

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AMERICA AT THE BRINK ... HAVE WE BEEN SAVED BEFORE?

AMERICA AT THE BRINK ... HAVE WE BEEN SAVED BEFORE?

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For weeks CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES had spoken BITTER and ABUSIVE language. Was there ANY HOPE at all?

An 81-year-old man, quiet for much of the debate ... slowly rose to his feet, COMMANDING everyone's ATTENTION ...

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GOD CAN USE TV TO WINK

GOD CAN USE TV TO WINK

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I wanted to believe in Godwinks ... tried to ...

But when called to the hospital to celebrate final moments with cousin Kathy ... our "Little Engine that Could"... told as a child she wouldn't live to be a teenager... now nearly 51... we witnessed something that could only be a Godwink!

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YOUR ANGELIC PROTECTION

YOUR ANGELIC PROTECTION

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“Riding my bicycle home, I stopped at an INTERSECTION … it was CLEAR.

But ... as I went to cross … I COULDN'T MOVE.

It felt like someone was ….

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DOES GOD REALLY LOVE ME?

DOES GOD REALLY LOVE ME?

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“At 17 years old I answered ... no.


Looking at the ground, I crossed paths with a man who said ...

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A GODWINK of LIFE

A GODWINK of LIFE

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"At 8 MONTHS OLD I put my baby down to SLEEP in a side bedroom.

Suddenly Dad SHUSHED me and RUSHED from the table.

In the next moment, my heart fell..."

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EYE OPENING GODWINKS

EYE OPENING GODWINKS

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I had a dream about MOM.

Later in an antique shop, I did a double-take.

It was a garment bag like Mom's.

I wondered …

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YOUR ANGELIC ENCOUNTERS are GODWINKS

YOUR ANGELIC ENCOUNTERS are GODWINKS

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Each time Jenny felt DESPERATELY BROKE, she prayed the same thing…
and each time the OUTCOME was, amazingly, the same!
 
God often answers prayers … a.k.a. Godwinks… via an encounter with …

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GOD LUBS YOU

GOD LUBS YOU

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The kids were CRYING from the moment they got up. I was SLEEP DEPRIVED … at the end of my rope.
 
I WHISPERED in DESPERATION, "God, I can't do this! I NEED HELP!"
 
My TWO-YEAR-OLD looked at me with understanding and said something he's never said before ...

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ALL EYES ON GODWINKS and #61!

ALL EYES ON GODWINKS and #61!

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Count the Godwinks: NY Yankees’ Aaron Judge hit his 61st home run of the season tying ...

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THE SWEETNESS of GODWINKS

THE SWEETNESS of GODWINKS

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Martha’s experience underscores that Godwinks are usually not “big” … but more often, they are SWEET, encouraging, and meaningful.

When we ALLOW God into our lives, He communicates with us… non verbally… in astonishing ways...

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GODWINKS VIA PEACOCK DELIVERY?

GODWINKS VIA PEACOCK DELIVERY?

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My daughter Grace wore a Peacock Gown to her Sweet Sixteen event.
 
When I LOST my dear daughter, way too young, I cried out to God to send me a SIGN to let me know she was okay.
 
Then a peacock appeared out of nowhere…

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THE QUEEN, HEAVENLY LIGHT & GODWINKS

THE QUEEN, HEAVENLY LIGHT & GODWINKS

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What are the odds that LIGHT from the HEAVENS would mysteriously appear, at PRECISE moments at VARIOUS locations on THREE different days ... all in the presence of the late Queen of England?

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GODWINK AFTER GODWINK

GODWINK AFTER GODWINK

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If God wished to communicate His presence to us, nonverbally, how else would He do it?
 
RAINBOWS and LIGHT BEAMS are wonderful displays of ...

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DOUBLE RAINBOW AS QUEEN GRADUATES to HEAVEN

DOUBLE RAINBOW AS QUEEN GRADUATES to HEAVEN

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Crowds outside Buckingham Palace heard that Queen Elizabeth had died.

Then, a double rainbow appeared in the sky... a sign of...

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GOD WINKS AT ME

GOD WINKS AT ME

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My mind wandered to more WORRIES.
 
I PRAYED … asking for help.
 
I saw a LIGHT and heard the vibration from my phone ...
 
a message said ...

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GODWINKS & UNFORGETTABLE TEACHERS

GODWINKS & UNFORGETTABLE TEACHERS

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My treasured teacher and life-long friend, Mrs. Bennett, recognized that despite my shyness, I had an innate passion to perform. She nurtured it.
 
When I said I can’t, she said I could.
 
Only later on in life did I learn her secret ...

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GODWINKS and KINDNESS

GODWINKS and KINDNESS

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The lady at the grocery store had trouble paying. She told the cashier she’d be right back.
 
The man behind her, accompanied by a teenager, said ‘I’ll take care of it.’
 
As the lady returned… I had TEARS running down my face to see the man’s generosity… as a witness for his daughter…I kept thinking...

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DON’T LET ANYONE RAIN ON YOUR PARADE!

DON’T LET ANYONE RAIN ON YOUR PARADE!

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One day I TOLD my MOM I wanted to go to L.A. and become a comedic actress.

I immediately realized that probably wasn’t a good idea. The LOOK on her face said, ‘Have you gone NUTS?’

My dream bubble BURST!

But, God had the last wink...

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NATURE'S AMAZING GODWINK-LINKS of LOVE

NATURE'S AMAZING GODWINK-LINKS of LOVE

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HUMMINGBIRDS were my Mom’s favorite birds. 

I remember when one flew into our kitchen window and KNOCKED itself OUT. 

Mom picked up the tiny thing, thinking it was DEAD, sang to it, prayed over it, and suddenly it sat up and ...

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SECRETS IN THE CLOUDS

SECRETS IN THE CLOUDS

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Cloud formations … can help us…warn us… or give us a sense of hope.

The person who took the photo above …

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GOD ... IS THAT YOU KNOCKING?

GOD ... IS THAT YOU KNOCKING?

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GOD ... IS THAT YOU KNOCKING?

“My Wife's father, while alive, repeatedly used the SCOOBY DOO phrase,"RUT ROAH". 

This year on the anniversary of his death, I was traveling, and my phone alert failed to remind me to call my wife with sentiments.  

But God had a BETTER way to get my attention  ...

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HELP WITH THIS HEAVY CROSS?

HELP WITH THIS HEAVY CROSS?

Louise DuArt-Rushnell

A church sign read: “There’s only one God. Stop applying for His position!” 

I thought I knew what was best for me. I struggled to accept… but what seems so simple is not easy to do.

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GODWINKS IN THE NIGHT

GODWINKS IN THE NIGHT

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A piece of hard CANDY dislodged from my daughter’s throat ... she could breathe again!
 
My HUSBAND asked curiously, “How did you KNOW Lexie needed help?”
 
“Because she called out ‘Mommy’.”
 

He said quietly, “I was LYING AWAKE ... Lexie DIDN’T CALL for you.”

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