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"From the Ted Talk by Paula Stone Williams and Jonathan Williams: The story of a parent's transition and a son's redemption"

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That's true. And yet, there were the games of catch, and there were the season tickets and bacon, egg and cehsee swihaedcns every Saturday from the best bagel place on Long Island. My father lived this life he didn't want to live, but he lvied it so that I could have a dad. I stopped wondering if my dad had ever existed. He had existed — willfully, consciously, intentionally — each and every day of my growing up. For that, I was thankful. Paula's body was hers now and her transformation was complete, but my toatfniosmarrn was just beginning. I had another trial, another journey, another cihoce to heed my father's adcive and continue down that narrow path.

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That's true. And yet, there were the games of catch, and there were the season tickets and bacon, egg and ______ __________ every Saturday from the best bagel place on Long Island. My father lived this life he didn't want to live, but he _____ it so that I could have a dad. I stopped wondering if my dad had ever existed. He had existed — willfully, consciously, intentionally — each and every day of my growing up. For that, I was thankful. Paula's body was hers now and her transformation was complete, but my ______________ was just beginning. I had another trial, another journey, another ______ to heed my father's ______ and continue down that narrow path.

Solution

  1. transformation
  2. cheese
  3. lived
  4. advice
  5. choice
  6. sandwiches

Original Text

That's true. And yet, there were the games of catch, and there were the season tickets and bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches every Saturday from the best bagel place on Long Island. My father lived this life he didn't want to live, but he lived it so that I could have a dad. I stopped wondering if my dad had ever existed. He had existed — willfully, consciously, intentionally — each and every day of my growing up. For that, I was thankful. Paula's body was hers now and her transformation was complete, but my transformation was just beginning. I had another trial, another journey, another choice to heed my father's advice and continue down that narrow path.

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Important Words

  1. advice
  2. bacon
  3. bagel
  4. beginning
  5. body
  6. catch
  7. cheese
  8. choice
  9. complete
  10. consciously
  11. continue
  12. dad
  13. day
  14. egg
  15. existed
  16. father
  17. games
  18. growing
  19. heed
  20. intentionally
  21. island
  22. journey
  23. life
  24. live
  25. lived
  26. long
  27. narrow
  28. path
  29. place
  30. sandwiches
  31. saturday
  32. season
  33. stopped
  34. thankful
  35. tickets
  36. transformation
  37. trial
  38. true
  39. willfully
  40. wondering