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Christmas Box Brings a Surprise

This is a story that started many years ago.  It is a story about a little boy who one Christmas created a shoebox gift for a far away land. Samaritan’s purse is an organization that collects shoeboxes full of gifts for little boys and girls in underprivileged countries.  The girl, Joanna Marchan, received that gift and always remembered the picture of the little boy that was in the box.  When she grew up she searched through social media for this young man.  She found him, Tyrel Wolfe, on Facebook and they connected.  He saved until one day he could travel to the Philapines where she lived.  They grew together and discovered that they were meant to be together.  After several other trip he asked her father if he could marry her.  For their wedding they asked for more Christmas shoeboxes and they drove them to the headquarters for Samaritan’s purse so they could not only share their story but make more children happy when they received their shoeboxes.  How wonderful can a little simple act change the lives of these two people.

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Christmas box brings a surprise

A Wedding After 50 years

Do you remember your first love? Unless you are still with them, it most likely ended in heartache. One couple knows this feeling all too well. When they were in college in 1961, Janice and Prentiss fell in love. It all happened fast but they knew they wanted to be together forever. They got engaged and wanted to be married! But Janice’s father had other plans. He forbid the two from seeing each other or he would cut off her tuition. There, in college, they ended their relationship. They both went on to live their lives separately. Though they never lost the love for each other they both married other people. But fate wouldn’t let those last. Years later, Tom found the newspaper clipping from their engagement in his mother’s belongings. Janice found the same clipping in her mother’s things. They both kept it. Unlike Janice’s father, their mothers knew they should be together. This was a beautiful, clear sign they were meant for each other. Decades after they parted, they ran into each other and the rest is history. They never stopped thinking about or loving each other. Now both age 71, 50 years after they met, they finally got married and had the wedding they had waited for. Like the famous saying goes, “It’s better late than never!” They weren’t wasting any more years, they are going to make the most of their time together.”We are so happy. Our marriage is perfect. Of course we have few years to live it, but it will be perfect,” Janice explains of their new life together. Never give up on love.

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A Wedding after 50 years

Dog Saves Little Girl

This is a story from last winter about a little girl who wandered off from the family home.  Search and Rescue teams searched the area for 15 hours looking for missing three year old Victoria. She had wandered away from her home on a cold February night and got lost in the woods behind her house. Finally she was found and it was discovered that their family dog, Blue, a Queensland Heeler, had stayed with her all night and kept her warm in the cold temperatures. What a hero Blue is! Those that have pets in their family realize not only how much those pets mean to their family but also how much the family means to the pets.   You can tell it in this story of the little girl.  The dog knew she was not where she should be and that there was no one to take care of her except him.  So that is just what he did. He took care of her.  Who would know that it would turn out to be the family dog that saves her. What a great family member….even though he is a dog, he is a member of this family.

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Dog saves little girl

Siri to the Rescue

Many have used the help tool Siri (found on Iphones) to ask for receipes, directions, location of your favorite restaurants.  Recently one 18 year old used Siri when he could not get help from anyone else.  He was working on his truck and it slipped off the jack.  The over 5000 lb truck landed on Sam Ray from Murfreesboro, Tennessee as he was pinned underneath his truck and used the personal assistant-like service to call for help.  He leaned against his phone and heard Siri say ,”This is Siri here , How may I help you?”.  That is when he said, “Dial 911″.  He was pinned for nearly 40 minutes before help arrived.  He had broken ribs, bruised kidney and cuts and bruises.  He had to be airlifted to a local hospital. He has the 911 dispatch driver and Siri to thank for his rescue.  Sometimes technology is there to rescue us whether we are just lost and can’t find that house we are going to or in this case it saved his life.  How amazing.  So happy to hear you are ok Ray.  Hope you learned not to work on your truck alone.

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Siri to the rescue

The Littlest Mailman

Carter and Postman Mike have been best buddies since Mike started delivering mail in his neighborhood.  The  four-year-old boy who idolizes his neighborhood letter carrier got the chance to see his hero in action. The United States Postal Service let the boy go behind the scenes and made him an honorary mailman for a day. The Knoxville Tennesee post office invited Carter to come to the post office and see what postman Mike does besides delivering mail.  They looked around and met the other postal workers.  Everyone was excited to meet Carter since they had heard so much about him.  They also presented him a gift of a hat and a little truck.  They gave him a certificate to make him an honorary post man.  How great for this post office to do this for this little 4 year old.  That is a bunch of caring individuals who would go out of their way to make this day special for this little guy. Great job  Knoxville.

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the littlest mailman

A Mom’s Take on a Great Song

Today’s video is not news and after you hear it you will know that this song will not be “news” to any mom.  This song tells life like it is. This is a mom’s look at a great tune.  To all you moms out there you can relate.  This lady has a beautiful voice and took a very beautiful song and rewrote the words to reflect the feelings of every new mom.  Hope you enjoy the words and watching the little boy as he enjoys his mother’s voice.

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a moms take on a great song

Mama Helps the Baby Learn

Here is a wonderful video that shows just how much mothers are alike whether human or animals.  This little Polar Bear cub can not swim yet.  This polar bear family was living together.  Having fun. Learning new things. Growing up.  The little cub playing and romping just like baby children do.  And just like mothers do her mom is watching.  Watching her every move.  But staying just far enough away to let her make mistakes.  That is when it happens.  In a brief moment she fell into deep water. In that very instant the mom does what every mom would do and then you must watch to see what happens.  You expect her to grab her and pull the lttle cub right out of water.  But instead she is right there so nothing happens but allows the cub to save herself.  Would you, as a mother, jump in and just save your child or allow her to find her own way out of the mess she got herself into?  What a wonderful display of a relationship between a mother and her child.  Mother “Kurumi” & “Milk”(female/4month old) what great family.

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mama helps the baby learn

A Couple Adopts A Family of Babies

The Justices spent more than 3 years trying to have a baby.  After contemplating expensive fertility treatments, they decided to adopt. After they met the birth mother and planned the adoption, the story took an unexpected turn. “We went to a meeting where she had an ultrasound and found there was not one baby but three babies,” said adoptive parent Amy Justice. Instead of adopting just one child, the Justices were adopting three. Hannah, Joel and Elizabeth were born in May. Then they were thrown another curveball. A week after the triplets were born, Amy found out she was pregnant with not one, but two babies. A boy and girl are due in January. They say they are excited, but also say that “God has a great sense of humor.” How wonderful that this couple that wanted a family could welcome not only one baby but in the end they have a family of 5.

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A couple adopts a family

Dog Train

If you are in Fort Worth, Texas, you might get a glimpse of an unusual train puttering down a road. You might have to do a double take, as you realize it’s a train filled with dogs! Eighty-year-old Eugene Bostick and his “dog train” are well known to locals. He’s been driving the tractor with eight barrels in tow for several years.It turns out the retiree built the train for the stray dogs he’s rescued with his brother over the years, after people have dumped the dogs near their property.“I started out with my tractor. I had a little trailer and I put four or five dogs in there and took them riding. Then more dogs started to show up and I said, ‘Uh-oh! That’s not enough room!’ That’s when I came up with that,” Bostick told NBCDFW explaining how the dog train came into being.Recently, Tiffany Johnson, who has seen him regularly go by her office, wanted to take a picture. “This is the coolest guy he rescues stray dogs and every morning he takes them for a train ride by our building, I finally got the courage up to ask if I could take his pic! Love this and had to share!” she wrote on Facebook after sharing the photo.

Tiffany told one commenter that the dogs don’t ever jump out. It seems they know exactly what to do and bark enthusiastically on their ride! When Tiffany was asked where Bostick finds the strays, she said, “he just rescues them from going to the pound!! He said people actually drop their dogs they no longer can take care of, off to him”. What a wonderful, kind man! The pups sure look like they love it!  Share this sweet story with your family and friends!

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Dog train

Twin Brothers Find Each Other after 70 Years

I first need to warn you that this video today is very long.  The good news is you can get the majority of the story in just the first few minutes.  It is a great story that is worth the time to watch the entire story but if you don’t the best part (the reunion) is just a few minutes in.  Now for the story. This is a great story of two men who were born brothers but were separated at birth.  They did not even know that they were brothers let alone that they were twins.  They were removed from their mother when she was sent a labor camp in Germany.  They were adopted by two different families.  One brother only learned he was adopted when he went into the army. They knew that one day they would find each other.  They made arrangements to meet each other in Poland.  Once they met they spoke that they will not look back that the past is the past and they needed to look forward  and get to know each other.  The Red Cross helped then find each other and found information about their father in a museum – that he was an American soldier.  They found that by error the children were sent to Poland without their mother being notified.  So she didn’t give them up but that they were removed.  Now they have found each other and that is all that matters. How wonderful for these two men to find each other.

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Two brothers find each other