Family

A Baby’s Laughter

It is time again for just a feel good video. No sad story , no serious subject.  Just pure joy.  Today’s video is a bunch of babies enjoying dogs.  Dogs are part of our families.  The supply companionship, friendship and unconditional love.  They do this even when a new little one comes into the scene.  Babies are so fun to watch but this just shows us how babies love their dog friends.  I love the laughter from these little ones.  It makes you forget any trouble you might have in your life for a few short minutes.  Sit back and just enjoy the laughter.  The joy that a dog brings to a child and the joy of laughter that touches our lives.  I don’t know about you but I just can’t get enough of babies and dogs.  Grab your drink and enjoy this short delightful video.

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A baby's laugh

 

An Unexpectant Visit for a Father

Going through a difficult time like a serious illness is hard enough when you are surrounded by your families but even harder when your family is far away.  This is one of those videos that really touch your heart.  This father is having a serious life threatening cancer surgery in only a few days.  He thinks his son is in the Philippines speaking to him on the phone.  But Surprise!  Here he comes his son … Standing behind him in the same room.Family is what we need to get us through these types of difficult situations.  This story is from last year and the update is that the Dad overcame the surgery, went cancer free for a year, now is fighting again with success. Best wishes to this family and use the strength of your family to get through it all.

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Friends Helping Friends

Neighbors helping Neighbors.  What would you do to help a neighbor in need?  Here is a real feel good story.  There are many things that a farmer has to do but the one thing that matters the most is to harvest their crops.  This is a story about a farmer who became ill  with terminal cancer and was not able to get his crops in at harvest time.  That is when his neighbors came in to help.  Many farmers  help harvest hundreds of acres in one day to help friend with terminal cancer. When a small community in Illinois learned of a local farmer’s terminal cancer diagnosis, they pulled together the way they usually do and harvested all of his 450 acres of corn – in one day. Carl Bates, 55, of Galva, Illinois, has a “fast, aggressive cancer,” according to his younger brother.  When it was time to get his crops harvested his friends and neighbors came to help.  This is what friendship is all about.  They were able to accomplish something in one day that would have taken him much longer.  He was not able to get his crop in and would have lost this whole season.  His friends wouldn’t let that happen.  What a wonderful thing for them to do.

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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

Officers give out Car Seats Instead of Tickets

Texas police officers pulled over a man who had three young daughters in the back seat, none of which were in car seats. Instead of issuing tickets for the violations, the officers pooled their money and bought the dad three car seats.  Cedar Park patrol officers Gower and Hawkins start their day expecting to be giving out tickets and to be there to protect and serve.   This past Saturday they went above and beyond the call of duty.  They noticed a car that had expired plates and broken tail light.  When one of the officers went over to talk to the driver they noticed the three girls sitting in the back seat without car seats.  They remembered hearing stories about this family and how they were now living out of their car.  The men knew that giving tickets for the missing car seats would not do anything to help the situation so while one officer talked to the dad the other went off to Walmart.  The officiers used thier own money to purchase the car seats.  What a great example of true compassion these men are.  I love the last line of the video.  ”Proving the power of the badge is made stronger by the hearts that wear them”.

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A Special Cart for a Special Child

Grocery store trips weren’t easy for 2-year-old Beatrice and her mother Melody. Beatrice’s cerebral palsy prevents her from being able to fit in a standard cart so mom would have to get creative. That was until her grocery store changed everything.  This is an amazing story how a store went out of their way to fill a need and help this family and many others.  Manager Mike saw a need and filled it.  A small jesture that can make life so much better for many families with the same issues.  Now this little girl and her mom can enjoy shopping like other little children.  We are so pleased to share this story today.  This is a store that really cares about the people who shop there.  Since reading this story I have actually seen this cart at our local grocery store in honor of another local little girl.  Does your store have one? If not, stop by the customer counter and ask why. Lets see if we can get a cart in every store.  Wouldn’t that be wonderful?  A simple way to help someone out that could use it.

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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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Wedding on a plane

What’s more romantic than a wedding? A surprise wedding at 30.000 feet, completely planned out by your future husband. Thomas Cook Facebook fan Alexander asked his clueless girlfriend to marry him on a plane. Did she say yes?  This video happened last year but it is so cute and is such a wonderful feel good story I had to share it when I found it.  It seems there was an airline company that offered a free wedding for a couple and their friends aboard their plane. The one catch was he had to ask her to marry him and arrange for the wedding on that flight with her family there.  Alexander said yes and the planning began.  Alexander worked very hard to make everything special for his bride to be and make sure that it would be a day she would never forget.  Can you imagine?  Not many of us could do this and get the result that he did.  What a compassionate man and an understanding a loving woman to accept all he had done and go forward with it happily.  Planning something special for others is wonderful but accepting what someone would do for you is also just as important.

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wedding on a plane

So God Made A Dog

Those of you who have dogs will really understand and love this video.  Those of you who don’t have a dog may be able to understand the crazyness of people who love them.  These animals come into our lives usually as a cute puppy as a gift for a child.  Sometimes they are adopted older and just join the family.  You can’t figure out why you added them to your family and then before you know it you can’t figure out how you go on without them in your family.  This is just a beautiful poem with pictures that really portay the fellings you get when you have a dog in the family.  This tells us the things we already know  and somethings we don’t.  It reminds us of the loyalty of those friends we call dogs.  Take a moment and just enjoy this short video poem.  Share this those who love dogs, those who don’t and especially those who need to understand dogs.  It is one of the best descriptions I have ever seen for these furry members of our family members.  There is no better companion, friend, family and partner than a faithful dog.  Those that have never had one cannot understand the connection between a dog and his family.  Enjoy and Share

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So god made a dog

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