Little Girl Interrupts Military Welcome Ceremony To Hug Daddy

Nine months is a long time for a little girl to be without her daddy. That’s how long Lt. Daniel Ogelsby was serving with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team in the Middle East. There was a big “Welcome Home” ceremony for his brigade when they returned last month to Colorado Springs. But little Karas Ogelsby couldn’t wait for all the pomp and circumstance to be over with. There’s no sound on this short video clip. That’s fine. I think

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Service Dog Is Best Man At Veteran’s Wedding

Fellow dog lovers and love story lovers, this one is for you. When U.S. Army Veteran Justin Lansford married his longtime girfriend, Carol Balmes recently, it was clear who his Best Man would be–his service dog, Gabe! ABC News reports that Gabe lost his leg following an IED explosion in Afghanistan in 2012. They were paired through a program called, “The Warrior Canine Connection.” Service Dog, Gabe has been there for most of his recovery helping Justin with everyday tasks,

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Flower Girl & Ring Bearer Are Now Bride & Groom 17 Years Later

She could think of nothing better. She got to be a flower girl and the ring bearer was the boy she already had a crush on. He could think of nothing worse. He was five-years-old and dressing up and walking down the aisle with a girl were not at the top of his list of things he wanted to do. Things sure have changed! On September 19th, Brooke and Adrian Franklin were the bride and groom, getting married and walking

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What A Wonderful Welcome! Husband Trumpet Serenades Wife In Airport

              Anyone else tear up watching reunions in the airport? Here’s really wonderful one to top all others. 75-year-old Ed Zamora wanted his wife, Melody, to know just how much he missed her while she was gone on a 2-week trip to Spain. So the former band teacher pulled out his trumpet and started to play “What A Wonderful World” in the middle of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport last week as Melody arrived.  

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Man Weeps: Finds Out Wife Is Pregnant, 17 Years Trying

Talk about wanting a dream for a very long time! Dana Griffin-Graves and Arkell Graves have been trying to have kids ever since they got married 17 years ago. That difficult infertility journey included so many heartbreaks including four miscarriages and one stillborn birth. It looks like their biggest dream is about to come true. Check out how Dana chose to share the news with Arkell that she is five months into a healthy pregnancy. They are due to have

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Stranger Soothes Stressed Mom’s Crying Baby On Plane

Oh my! We have all been there. Seated, ready to take off on a crowded airplane when the crying baby shows up. The crying baby who..will..not..stop..crying! It’s not like Rebekkah Garvison wanted her 4-month-old baby, Rylee, to keep screaming at the top of her lungs. After all, when she’s not a crying baby, she looks like a little angel. And Rebekkah is a new mom who was simply making her way back from visiting her husband who is an active-duty

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6-Hour Workday: Which Country Is Making The Shift?

A 6-hour workday? “Sign me up!” I hear you say. Seems to make a lot of sense. Companies that are trying this on find employees are just as productive and certainly happier. The trick seems to be calling fewer meetings and who wouldn’t be in favor of that? Fast Company reports in this article that country that is increasingly making this shift is Sweden. They talk to a number of Swedish CEO’s who say they realize to survive the longer 8+ hour

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Father of Bride’s Surprise For Stepdad: Let’s Walk OUR Daughter Down The Aisle

Here’s a wedding story that will touch blended families everywhere. When it was time for Father of The Bride, Todd Bachman, to walk his daughter, Brittany, down the aisle, he sprang a wonderful surprise. He told wedding photographer Delia Blackburn to be on her toes, he was about to do something wonderful. Bachman sure delivered! WKYC reports that Bachman walked up to his daughter’s stepdad, Todd Cendrosky, and told him it was time to walk THEIR daughter down the aisle. As

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NICU Nurse Surprised By So Many Of The Children She Helped Save

You better grab a Kleenex as the tissue company pulls a huge surprise on nurse Renee Hendrix. Renee has been saving premie babies in the neonatal intensive care ward at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital for more than 33 years. Watch as Nurse Renee gets some much deserved thanks from some of her former patients and their families. I can’t watch this video without big bucket tears splashing on my phone. How about you?

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1.5-Pound “Miracle” Premie Born On Cruise Ship & Survives!

Stories about a premie always get my attention because my daughter was born at 32 weeks and weighed only 3 1/2 pounds. That now sounds gargantuan compared to little Haiden Morgan who was born last month at 23 weeks weighing only 1 1/2 pounds. The odds against a baby that size surviving are as low as 15%. That’s for a baby born in a hospital. Little Haiden clearly has a flair for the more dramatic. He was born last month

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