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She Couldn’t Wait a Moment Longer

You can’t always wait.  This little girl was there with her family and many other families as they waited for their soldiers to return home.  As they came into the room she waited until she couldn’t wait any longer.  She ran to her daddy before he was dismissed.  Nothing could stop her and nothing could keep him from greeting this little girl. She returned back to her mom and waiting with everyone else until her dad was officially dismissed to run to her.  How sweet. We just don’t realize how much the families of our military suffer and give up for our freedom.  First Lt Daniel Oglsby was deployed to Kawait eight months ago. Not only that but Thursday was little Kara’s birthday.  What could be a better gift than having your daddy come home?  Christine, his wife, said that last time he came from home from deployment was the first time he met his little girl Kara when she was 2 months old.  This mom spent many nights reading to her little girls about deployment in a child’s book called “Lily Hates Goodbyes” where the little girl runs to her dad when he returns.  She clearly took a lesson from this book.  Welcome Home Lt. Oglesby and enjoy your time with your daughters. Thank you for your service.

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What a Father Will Do For His Daughter

Here is a fun video today for those fathers who will do anything for their little girls.  This Dad was asked by his daughter to do a dance routine for her Bat Mitzvah. This happened a few years ago. This Dad had been known to do things like this for his little girl.  If you check out his You Tube channel you will find several videos like this.  This is what we need more of.  A Dad who is not afraid to look foolish for his little girl.  You can just imagine how much time he had to spend with this little girl practicing for this event.  That is the important part.  Spending time with your kids while they are young.  Jessica will never forget the time she and her Dad spent together planning and working for these events.  Time spent with his little girl is invaluable.  What a great dad.  The kids grow up too quickly.  Take the time to enjoy their childhood. You will never regret this time in their lives.

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Daughter Surprises Stepdad

What makes a Dad?  Someone who is caring and is always there for you – even if he might not be your biological Dad.  This is a story of a Stepdad who is more like a Dad than a stepdad.  This man gave up things he wanted to do when he started his new family.  He became the Dad for this girl and did everything a Dad would do.  She tells of all the time he spent with her reading and even coaching her softball team.  She heard the story that he gave us his Porsche that he was going to restore.  He used the money instead to marry her mom.  So she thought she would try to find that car and give it to him.  This video shows how much he means to her and what this gesture meant to him.  It is so touching.  Dave, you did a great job with this little girl and Kristen, you are one awesome daughter.

Thanks to Patrica M  for bringing us this story.

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Daughter Gets Letter from Father After 70 years

Here is a story of perseverance. There are actually two great stories here.  The first one is about Donna Gregory who found a box of letters.  Donna was helping clean out a house when she discovered this box.  Included amongst many other was a letter from Pfc. John Eddington written in WWII.  He penned the letter right before being deployed to Europe.  She also found a letter from the War Department to his wife telling of his death in Italy in 1944 just four months after his daughter’s birth.  She also found his Purple Heart.  Donna has made it her mission to find his daughter to return these items to her.  That mission took her over 14 years going through libraries and the internet to track her down.  With the help of many she located Peggy Smith, his daughter.  The second story is of Peggy Smith.  Peggy was stunned when she got the call from Donna.  She said she did not know much about her father because her mother was so heartbroken that she would not speak of him.  Donna felt that Peggy would want to know just how much she meant to her father.  In this message she reads the letter and you can see how much it means to her to “hear” the words of her father so many years ago.  Thank you Donna for sticking to it to reunite this father and daughter in a way they only could.

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Daughter Uses Facebook to Save Dad

Facebook is used for many things.  Sometimes we all think we spend too much time on Facebook.  This story really shows you the power of this form of social media.  Brianna Vance thought of facebook in an emergency situation. Brianna lives in West Virginia. Recently Brianna’s dad and two friends were sitting on the front porch when a storm rolled in.  A massive tree crashed down on the three men and they were pinned underneath.  The home didn’t have a landline and the cell service was not working to call 911.  Remarkably their internet service was not affected so Brianna ran to the computer and got on Facebook.  She recorded a frantic message pleading for anyone who could see the message to call 911 to help her father.  She stayed on there until help arrived.  Lt. Tim Granger of the Henlawson, WV Fire Department says the hero is Brianna.  She is really the one who saved her father and the other men.   She is a true hero.  Although she is only 10 years old she had the mindset to do what needed to be done to save her dad.  This may not be what they thought Facebook would be used for when they designed it but it sure came in handy to save this little girls dad.  Great thinking Brianna.

Thanks again to Patricia M for this story.

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