The Incredibly Romantic Story Of How Comedian Stephen Colbert Met His Wife

TV host Stephen Colbert has a lot of things to do before he tapes his show, “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” One of those rituals, apparently is taking a few questions from the audience. On July 4th, someone asked Colbert an incredibly personal and sweet question. “How and when did he know the woman who became his wife would be the woman he would marry?” Colbert could’ve glossed over the answer or shared a short, “met cute” story. Instead,

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Rattlesnake Bites Groom During Wedding Shoot

A rattlesnake biting your groom while your taking your wedding photos might not seem like the most uplifting of stories, but I’m sharing it because nothing like this to see how a new couple will weather the storms that come everyone’s way. The Today Show reports newlyweds Johnny Benson and Laura Loretz did what so many couples do–they went to take photos between their ceremony and their reception. The photographer knew just the perfect place–a reservoir near their favorite hiking

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When You Know Who Your Family Is, Even If You Look Different Than Others

You’ll forgive my cousin. She’s a little weepy today. Her Facebook feed popped up one of those anniversary photos that remind you where you were a year ago. What a photo. What a year. Amanda and her husband, Adam, were in Ethiopia. Meeting their son for the first time. In person, that is. They met him in their hearts years before. So, you might want to make this “What a three years!” Ask anyone who has adopted, Dear Reader. They’ll

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Sea Otter Pup Reunited With His Mama Makes Cutest Moment Of The Day

I have to say I was intrigued with the headline about a sea otter pup being reunited with his mother. How is this going to work? Turns out beautifully. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the pup was only a couple days old when it was separated from its mother. They suspect the pair were separated in a particularly strong tide last week as mama foraged for food. Experts from the Marine Mammal Center found the pup floating alone off the

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Daughter Surprises Stepdad With Petition For Adoption

I’ve never been one for family labels like stepdad, half-this, kinda that. Adoption instantly changes a lot of that language. Something tells me a young woman named, Misty Knight, knows exactly what I’m talking about. Misty’s bio dad has never really had anything to do with her. Meanwhile, her mom married a great man named, Ryan, who has raised her, loved her, been her dad since she was 5 years old. He’s always wanted to adopt Misty. She’s wanted it.

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New Parents Surprise Family With Adopted Daughter

Talk about the ultimate baby announcement! Banks and Lacey Farris rolled video as they introduced their newborn adopted daughter to friends and family. Lacey tells People Magazine that they had been through a long infertility journey and had one adoption fall through. Once the adoption for baby Finley was in motion, they decided they would keep the news to themselves until they actually had their baby girl in their arms. Once she was, they went on tour, capturing the magic

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Single Dad And Daughter Bond Over Braiding Hair

Braiding hair probably is not at the top of most dad’s “To Do” list. Yet, it’s a skill that became increasingly important to Phil Morgese of Daytona Beach, Florida. He tells CBS News that he was good at the guy stuff, but wanted to be able to create a style that pleased his young daughter, Emma. It game them a great way to bond and now Morgese is teaching other dads how to do the same. This story is dedicated

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Teen Carries His Brother On His Back For Over 100 Miles

It’s something to see as Hunter Grandee carries his brother on his back. It’s nothing new to these brothers. Ever since Braden was little and diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Hunter has carried his brother on his back. It’s just how they like to get around. Recently, they’ve taken their brotherly transportation to the next level. Last month, the brothers took on a 111-mile walk to raise awareness about CP. They went from Ann Arbor to Lansing, Michigan. It’s an incredible

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Foster Kids Celebrate Their Adoptions On Instagram

You’ll be hard-pressed to find something more heartwarming today than foster kids celebrating their adoptions. I stumbled across a wonderful Instagram feed called Together We Rise that features awesome images of these wonderful kids. One shot shows how many days they’ve been in foster care. The next announces the completion of their adoption. As someone who adopted an older kid, these posts just make my heart sing. Our family came together through marriage, not foster care. Still, just knowing the

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Divorced Couple Become Successful Business Partners

Ken and Wanda Bass are one divorced couple worth paying attention to. They’ve become successful business partners long after their marriage ended. They did it by creating something they found they needed themselves— Greeting cards exes can give to each other. These two have been in each other’s lives a long time. They became a couple in 2002, we’re married 15 years and had two sons together before they divorced. Even though their marriage didn’t work out, they respected each

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