Those Were Not The Empty Nest Tears I Was Expecting

What really went down after I dropped off our youngest at college This was not the plan.      Not the plan for the plane at all.      “How do you think you’ll do?”      This question has come from multiple directions all summer long.      All in anticipation of what mothers around the world dread.      The Empty Nest.      I could’ve placed one hand across my heart and the other on a stack of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and answered entirely truthfully.      “I’m fine. Actually,” I’d

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How Five Brothers Overwhelm Their Sister On Her Wedding Day Will Have You Bawling

Trying to make up for the absence of their late father Kaley West’s brothers knew their sister would be missing out on a huge dream as part of her wedding.  She wouldn’t be able to have the traditional father-daughter dance. Kaley and her five brothers lost their dad in 2015 to heart disease.  The brothers knew they couldn’t bring dad back, but were determined to stand in for him and create a special memory for their beloved sister. So, they

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WWII Dog Tags Of Pulitzer Prize Winner’s Father Found

Dog Tags Of David Kennerly’s Father Found In An Old Desk In Portland Jordan Felo and his wife didn’t think they were buying dog tags. They thought they were buying an antique desk. But when a mysterious rattle unearthed the unexpected treasure, Felo became determined to get the dog tags back to the veteran who once wore them or at least his family. His search took him on an adventure bigger than he imagined. KOIN-TV in Portland has the story.

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How Your Kid’s Back To School Photo Can Earn Them A College Scholarship

That back to school photo you’re posting of your adorable kid might be worth more than the many likes you’re getting from friends and family on Facebook. It just might win your kid a $2,000 college scholarship! First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg today announced the launch of the NEST 529 Back-to-School Photo Drawing. It’s a new scholarship opportunity open to families across the United States. Beginning today, NEST 529 invites families to capture and submit

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Retiring Cop Surprised And Overwhelmed By Son As He Radios In For The Last Time

Retiring police officer Duane Ledoux has made a career out of being a cop. After more than 32 years serving on the Southbridge, Massachusetts Police Department, Ledoux radioed in for the last time earlier this summer. Little did Officer Ledoux realize, his son, Nate, would be the one responding for his dad’s final radio call. No doubt, Ledoux has to be a tough guy to serve all those years on the force. All the more reason it is so heartwarming

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NFL Player Marquise Goodwin Surprises Mom And Disabled Sister With A New House

NFL rising star Marquise Goodwin knows how to score. On the football field and in life. Soon after Goodwin signed a new contract with the San Francisco 49’ers he ran out and bought a new house for his mother, Tamina, and his sister, Deja. Deja has cerebral palsy. She can’t walk or talk. Goodwin says she is also the secret to his success. He told ESPN, “If Deja wasn’t my sister, I feel like I would still be motivated but

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Rescue Dog Becomes Best Friends With Man With Dementia

You won’t find this treatment for dementia in the medical books. Yet, there is no question that a little rescue dog is making a huge difference in the life of Mandy Looney‘s father. When a matted, beat up dog came into the Michigan Humane Society, Looney decided to foster him. His name is Louis. Once the shelter rescued him from the streets and cleaned him up, it became apparent that Louis had some behavior issues.  He was going to need

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Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Becomes A First Time Mom Adopting Baby Girl

Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser knows big things are possible. After all, she became mayor of the city she grew up in. At the age of 45, she had never married or had kids. Last year, she decided she wanted to change that and started looking into adoption. She has announced that she is now a mom, adopting a baby girl. Mayor Bowser says she started the adoption process thinking it might take longer than it actually did. The lessons

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