Losing a friend is indescribably difficult–it’s even more difficult when that friends is a mom and is leaving behind her kids. This is what happened to Melissa Armstrong, as her best friend Sara (who is a mom of four) is losing her battle with ALS. Instead of having Sara’s kids being split up after her death, Armstrong is doing something magical: She’s adopting three of the children (as one is now 18).
Armstrong, who is a mother of two herself (and has one grandchild), can’t imagine doing any different. The pair have been inseparable since meeting at cosmetology school 17 years ago.