Dreams Come True

A New Home for a Hero

This video was from this past July but it is a great story.  At a local soccer game in Dallas Texas they took the time to honor a veteran.  Not just honor the vet but to present him and his family with a gift.  Sergeant First Class Jerry Holcomb was honored for his service and then the family received the surprise of their lives.  They were told to turn towards the big boards and watch a presentation about them. Jerry served for 13 years in the army with 3 tours in Iraq and Afganistan and . He had received 2 purple hearts and 2 bronze stars and many more. Operation Final Home told the builders of their story.  They presented him with a mortgage free custom home.  They joy on their faces is amazing.  You can tell they can’t quite believe what happened.  We just want to congratulate them on their new home and thank you Jerry for your service.  You deserve this and so much more.

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a new home for a hero

Special Halloween Costumes for Special Kids

Here are some great examples of how you can do a small thing to help a child feel “normal” like other kids.  This is a video about Magic Wheelchair that was started by Oregon-based dad Ryan Weimer early this year.  He always loved making his kids costumes.  But three of his kids have Spinal Muscular Atrophy and use wheelchairs, which made it an added challenge.  This year 8 kids will receive their dream Halloween costume.  It makes the kids seem like superstars to their friends and others instead of outcasts.  They wow everyone who sees their amazing costumes.  For special kids to get a chance to be selected to have their own dream costume they have to submit a video telling of the idea to MagicWheelchair.org.  Weimers says, “It’s not a cure.. it’s a cure for a day”.  ”It helps them forget. It helps other people see them as a kid and not just a kid in a wheelchair.”  What an awesome person to do this for these little ones.  Just think how you could help others this way.  Maybe not as exciting or elaborate as these but in a small way to make someone feel accepted as one of the crowd.  Thanks to this great organization.  We wish them much joy in giving.

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A Random Act for A Pizza Delivery Person

What is more special, giving someone something they expect or to give the unexpected.  Many workers live mostly on their tips.  Servers and delivery drivers are a few that really count on their tips to suppliment their income.  This video shows a group of people (this group just happens to be a church group) that decided they wanted to share their good fortunes by doing a good deed for an unexpecting person.  So… they ordered a pizza.  Just one pizza.  They had been learning about being generous. So they decided to show their generosity they took up a special offering.  Her tip was $9 but they have a gift for her of $1046.00 to just help her with her life.  Nothing expected, nothing required. Just a gift.  Thank you Sycamore Creek Church in Pickerington Ohio, for wrapped up a monthly missions emphasis on “Random Acts of Kindness,” by surprising an unsuspecting pizza delivery driver. What a wonderful unexpected gift to a stranger.  What could you do to surprise a stranger with a random act of kindness?  It doesn’t have to be something as big as this example but it could be something as simple as a smile.  Think about it.  You can make a difference.

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a random act for a pizza delivery

Washing Clothes for the Homeless

Austrailia’s first mobile laundry is helping the homeless.  Founded in October 2014, the world first free mobile laundry has since completed over 45 000 kgs of free laundry for Australia’s homeless. With the key aim of connecting the community, by restoring respect, raising health standards and reducing the strain on resources, they work together as a community and have found a way to treat others the way they want to be treated. Then when the cyclone hit they also took their idea and helped out communities that could not wash due to the issues caused by this horific storm.  They said their goals are to restore respect, raise health standards and reduce the stress on resources.  The people who have used the services cannot believe what it does for them and the people around them.  They are soon launching their 4th service area. Thanks for all your help and support to your community and the people you serve.  Your idea is amazing and I hope it spreads to more and more areas.  Learn more and donate today at www.orangeskylaundry.com.au

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Her Dads Walked her Down the Aisle

For most of her life, Brittany Peck has had two men vying for her love and attention: her father and stepfather.  As happens in many families Brittany’s mom and dad separated and divorsed while she was just a little girl.  Her mother remarried and Brittany came to live with her mom.  Her dad was a truck driver and on the road a lot.  He learned to love her step dad.  As she grew older the two men never liked each other and you could even say barely tolerated each other.  Now Brittany is getting married and she feels torn on her special day.  As her dad was walking her down the aisle he stopped to give her the best wedding present she could ever receive.  He went back to her step dad to get him and said he need to be there to walk “their ” daughter down the aisle.  Her step dad could not believe it.  It touched him so much to be a part of this special day.  They both walked her down the aisle and as they left her you could see the two “DADS” walking arm in arm away.  They both agreed that each played a special part in her life.  Way to go Dads. You two made the right choice and showed everyone how to handle this situation.

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Her dads walked her down the aisle

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

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 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

Best Proposal Ever

Have you ever seen these types of special proposals?  Some have people surprise their loved one and take them to special places to propose. This one is amazing. This guy not only thought of a great plan to propose but he created a movie and then he made arrangements to have his girlfriend to go to the movies with her brother to see the “trailer” before the movie they were set to see. She watched and wondered thinking that she recognized the voices in this trailer that they were watching.  She listened and then asked her brother if he thought that was “dad’s voice” in the movie.  As she watches the movie unfold it becomes more and more clear.  You need to watch this.  It is the best proposal ever.  Take a few moments to watch this great proposal.  It is the best ever really.  You can do wonderful things for those you love (maybe not to this extent).  Even the smallest act can be appreciated by your friends and family.

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Best proposal ever