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the garage doors and the stone!
The Doors, Color Schemes, House Ideas, Home Exterior, Garage Doors, House Color, Exterior Color, Dreams House, Woods Doors
This color scheme seems much more appropriate for a rustic mountain resort than yellow and white........ Colors to try: Siding Indian River 985; Trim Navajo White OC-95. For the doors try Arborcoat Cedar or Teak.....All from Benjamin Moore.
Exterior color pallet. Love the wood doors
Love the garage doors! and the stone. Dream house
Love the garage doors and the stone/siding the home exterior colors
the garage doors and the stone front house idea garage addition
House color with stone and garage door
I love this garage door! Colors to try: Siding Indian River 985; Trim Navajo White OC-95. For the doors try Arborcoat Cedar or Teak.....All from Benjamin Moore.
this is a story worth reading. Wish all guys were like this.
Amazing Stories, Worth Reading, Sweetest Stories, Football Players, Inspiration Stories, Cute Stories, Football Team, Beautiful Stories, Stories Worth
this is a story worth reading. It's a very heart lifting and inspiring story proving that there still are good people in this world
this is a story worth reading. How about a little good news? In the scrub-brush desert town of Queen Creek, Ariz., high school bullies were throwing trash at sophomore Chy Johnson. Calling her "stupid." Pushing her in the halls. Chy's brain works at only a third-grade level because of a genetic birth defect, but she knew enough to feel hate. "She'd come home every night at the start of the school year crying and upset," says her mom, Liz Johnson. "That permanent smile she had, that gleam in her eye, that was all gone." Her mom says she tried to talk to teachers and administrators and got nowhere. So she tried a whole new path -- the starting quarterback of the undefeated football team. After all, senior Carson Jones had once escorted Chy to the Special Olympics. "Just keep your ear to the ground," Liz wrote to Carson on his Facebook page. "Maybe get me some names?" But Carson Jones did something better than that. Instead of ratting other kids out, he decided to take one in -- Chy. He started asking her to eat at the cool kids' lunch table with him and his teammates. "I just thought that if they saw her with us every day, maybe they'd start treating her better," Carson says. "Telling on kids would've just caused more problems." It got better. Starting running back Tucker Workman made sure somebody was walking between classes with Chy. In classes, cornerback Colton Moore made sure she sat in the row right behind the team. Just step back a second. In some schools, it's the football players doing the bullying. At Queen Creek, they're stopping it. And not with fists -- with straight-up love for a kid most teenage football players wouldn't even notice, much less hang out with. "I think about how sweet these boys are to her," says volleyball player Shelly Larson, "and I want to cry. I can't even talk about it." It's working. "I was parking my car yesterday, and I saw a couple of the guys talking to her and being nice," says offensive lineman Bryce Oakes. "I think it's making a difference around here." And the best thing is? The football players didn't tell anybody. "I didn't know about any of this until three weeks ago," says Carson's mom, Rondalee, who's raising four boys and a daughter by herself. "He finally showed me an article they wrote here locally. I said, 'Are you kidding me? Why didn't you tell me this?'" All of a sudden, Chy started coming home as her bubbly self again. When her mom asked why she was so happy, she said, "I'm eating lunch with my boys!" The boys take care of Chy, and she takes care of the boys. Carson, carrying a GPA of 4.4, got in a car accident last week; since then, Chy is always trying to carry his backpack. "I know his neck hurts," she says. I get emailed stories like this a lot, but most of the time they don't pan out. They turn out to be half true, or true for the first week but not the second. But when I walked into the Queen Creek High School cafeteria Tuesday, unannounced, there was 4-foot-high Chy with 11 senior football players, eating her lunch around the most packed lunch table you've ever seen, grinning like it was Christmas morning. It was Carson's birthday, and she'd made him a four-page card. On one page she wrote, in big crayon letters, "LUCKY GIRL." I asked Chy to show me where she used to eat lunch. She pointed to a room in the back, away from the rest of the kids, the special-ed lunchroom. Much more fun out here, she said. "I thank Carson every chance I see him," says Chy's mom. "He's an amazing young man. He's going to go far in life." Nobody knows how far Chy Johnson will go in life. The life expectancy of those afflicted with her disease, microcephaly, is only 25-30 years. But her sophomore year, so far, has been unforgettable. She'll be in the first row Friday night, cheering 10-0 QC as it plays its first playoff game, against Agua Fria. Some people think it will be QC's sixth shutout of the season. Sometime during the game, Carson probably will ask Chy to do their huddle-up "Bulldogs on 3" cheer, with everybody's helmet up in the air. You won't be able to see Chy, but she'll be in there. "Why do I do these interviews?" Chy asked her mom the other night. "Because you're so dang cute," her mom answered. I've seen this before with athletes. Josh Hamilton used to look out every day for a Down syndrome classmate at his Raleigh, N.C., high school. Joe Mauer ate lunch every day with a special-needs kid at his St. Paul, Minn., high school. In a great society, our most gifted take care of our least. But what about next year, when Carson probably will be on his Mormon mission and all of Chy's boys will have graduated? Not to worry. Carson has a little brother on the team, Curtis, who's in Chy's class. "Mom," he announced at the dinner table the other night, "I got this." Lucky girl.
ESPN article about a group of of high school football players who stepped up to befriend a mentally disabled girl who was being bullied. These boys happen to be LDS...Such a cute story and good example for everyone. I would be proud to have these boys as my sons.
This is an amazing story we covered for our blog--click the link to read more! The girl pictured is named Chy--she's a high-school student with microcephaly, which stopped her brain development too early. When a few football players noticed she was being bullied, they befriended Chy and made sure she never walked alone or ate lunch alone. Now, they all look after each other. I can't even type this without tearing up, it's such a beautiful story.
this is a story worth reading. Sweetest story ever!
Every Girls, Girls Dreams, Beautiful Proposals, Future Husband, Perfect Proposals, Sweetest Things, Proposals Videos, Propo Videos, Eye
SWEETEST THING EVER- definitely just cried my eyes out. most beautiful proposal video i've ever seen!
I could watch this 18937473 times. Every girls dream. just balling my eyes out. Definitely the sweetest thing I've ever seen.
DEAR FUTURE HUSBAND, THIS IS THE PERFECT PROPOSAL. I could watch this 18937473 times. Every girls dream! Be prepared to cry.... How freaking cute!
Olympic 2012, London 2012, Jordyn Wieber, Teamusa, Win Gold, 2012 Olympic, Gymnastics Team, Women Gymnastics, Team Usa
what a great moment! usa womens gymnastic team wins gold
Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, and Kyla Ross celebrating during the final rotation in the Women Gymnastics Team final. GOLD!
The Fab Five finding out they just won team gold in women's gymnastics, London Olympics 2012
United States wins gold #gymnastics #TeamUSA #London2012
Team USA watching the scoreboard to find out they won the Gold in the team competition during the London 2012 olympic games...such an amazing moment.
Alexandra Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, Mc Kayla Maroney and Kyla Ross of the United States celebrate during the final rotation in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 31, 2012 in London, England.
Missy Franklin... Gold at only 17!
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Missy Franklin #USA #Swimming click photo
Simply awesome! Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin
Missy Franklin wins her second Gold Medal of the 2012 Olympics.
Missy Franklin. Swimming. :)
Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is a retired American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (18, double the second highest record holders), Olympic gold medals in individual events (11), and Olympic medals in individual events for a male (13).
Michael Phelps- most olympic medals of all time
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True story bro
#weed #funny #olympics #michaelphelps
American Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps Is Hooked On Words With Friends - Forbes
cannabis These are some cool Funny #Marijuana Pins but #OMG check this out #Marijuana www.budhubinc.com https://www.facebook.com/BudHubInc (Like OurPage)
Winners don't smoke weed, champs do
shouldn't laugh - but I truth be told that shit is funny!
Why smoking weed makes us better. These are some cool Funny #Marijuana Pins but #OMG check this out #Marijuana www.budhubinc.com https://www.facebook.com/BudHubInc (Like OurPage)
A small puppy wandered up to U.S. Marines from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion 6th Marines, in Marjah, Afghanistan. After following the Marines numerous miles, a soft hearted Marine picked the puppy up and carried the puppy in his drop pouch. Adorable. ♥
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Pocket Pet - A small puppy wondered up to U.S. Marines from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion 6th Marines, in Marjah, Afghanistan on *****. After following the Marines numorous miles, a soft hearted Marine picked the puppy up and carried the puppy in his drop pouch.
The simple things that get us through...A small puppy wandered up to U.S. Marines from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion 6th Marines, in Marjah, Afghanistan. After following the Marines numerous miles, a soft hearted Marine picked the puppy up and carried the puppy in his drop pouch. Good for both the dog and the soldier ... <3 ... man/woman's best friend! I hope he keeps him
A small puppy wondered up to U.S. Marines from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion 6th Marines, in Marjah, Afghanistan on *****. After following the Marines numorous miles, a soft hearted Marine picked the puppy up and carried the puppy in his drop pouch. A little puppy love can go a long way!
A small puppy wandered up to U.S. Marines from Alpha Company, in Marjah, Afghanistan. After following the Marines numerous miles, a soft hearted Marine picked the puppy up and carried the puppy in his drop pouch. #Marine #soldier #puppy #dog #pet
links to watch practically all the disney movies online! pretty much best thing ever
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Links for all Disney movies 1937-2008 to watch online! May be the single greatest pin of all time. - Who knows how long this will last? Get in now and watch some of the greatest Walt Disney movies and do it from the comfort of your home or wherever an internet connection is for your IPad, IPod, Computer, etc....
Links for all Disney movies 19372008 to watch online! May be the single greatest pin of all time.
links for all disney movies 1937- 2008 watch online.
Links for all Disney movies to watch online! May be the single greatest pin of all time.
Links for all Disney movies online! May be the single greatest pin of all time.
I have an amazing best friend! We fight like no other but that's what true friendship is! I love my best friend :) @StephanieNagel
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'Dear best friend, You're stupid. You fail. You're weird. You're not perfect. But. That's okay. I'm like that, too. We laugh at the randomest things. You know my ugliest side. Even though we disagree sometimes, we never fight. When I'm sad, you were always there to make sure I'm okay. Thanks for being there for me. I LOVE YOU." My best friend. You know who you are.
This goes out to my Bestie (Keilani Echevarria) I love you girl and I MISS YOU A WHOLE LOT!!!!!!
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love notes to BFFs
Big Blue, Human Resources, Bleeding Blue, Help Resources, Universe Of Kentucky, Alumnago Cat, Kentucky Logos, Univ Of Kentucky, Kentucky Wildcats
University of Kentucky Logo
UK Human Resources for the kids summer!
God Creations, Ponds, Water Reflection, Color, Sunsets, Beautiful Places, National Parks, Photo, Milky Way
oklahoma #Beautiful #Places #Photography
Everglades National Park
God's creation is awesome isn't it?....
Sunset Pond, amazing colors!
~~Milky Way ~ sunset, lily pads and water reflections, Oklahoma by Todd Tobey~~
Husky Mixed, Siberian Husky, Cutest Dogs, Australianshepherd, Blue Eye, Puppy, Australian Shepherd, Golden Husky, Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever & Siberian Husky mix cutest dog I have ever seen in my life
I found you a puppy! He has blue eyes like you. Golden Retriever/ Siberian Husky mix
I want this puppy so badly !!! #australianshepherd #australian shepherd
FALSE Pin saying "Siberian husky golden retriever mix". This is ACTUALLY an Australian Shepherd puppy. (Golden husky mixes look WAY different)
We are UK
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Love this :) go big blue!
Kentucky salute! Go CATS!!!
Black Pugs Puppys, Black Baby, Sweet, Black French Bulldogs, Black Babies, Baby Pugs, Eye, Black Pug Puppies, Animal
black baby pug. O.O *bottom lip trembles and eyes start watering*
Awww... so sweet! black baby pug
Black Pug Puppy
black baby pug animals
Little Black French Bulldog. Those eyes!! (dp)
Kentucky 3, Kentucky Girls, Kentucky Hom, Big Bridges, Earth, Cincinnati, Kentucky Mi, Feelings, Kentucky What
....the best feeling in the world <3
Sometimes this is the best sign on earth.....
Big bridge I can't wait to see coming from the north.
Best sign in Cincinnati :)
21 pictures that will restore your faith in Humanity...absolutely precious. :')
Pay It Forward, 1 Years Old, Young Parents, Faith In Human, 21 Pictures, Human Restoration, Young Couple, Random Acting, Acting Of Kind
Do a random act of kindness anonomously. Buy dinner for a young couple with children
Faith in Humanity Restored: "Always pay it forward..."
Definetly want to do this someday. Not just for young parents but anyone. Random acts of kindness make the world a better place.
A couple an their 1 year old went to dinner and this is what it said on their check. -humanity- ooooohhhhh!!!! I´m very happy!! I didn´t imagine this pin would inspire "random acts of kindness", or as someone in the comments said "GOD's economy", and make people remember "simple things can make peoples day!", or it "will start making these ideas traditions in a family" PAY IT FORWARD!
love random acts of kindness! 21 pictures that will restore your faith in Humanity... Seriously worth the few minutes it takes to look at them :'D
Cherry Blossom Road
Cherries Blossoms, Paths, Walks, Color, Violets, Trees, Pathways, English Countryside, Roads
Path of tears and smiles by =Oer-Wout, mystic foggy road covered in lavender lilac flower petals in magic fairy forest woodland, misty, flower trees
"We can only help make our lives and our world more peaceful, when we ourselves feel peace. Peace already exists within each of us, if we only allow ourselves to feel its comfort. Peace of mind begins when we stop thinking about how far we have to go, or how hard the road has been, and just let ourselves feel peace. Peace of mind gives us the strength to keep trying and keep walking along the path that we know is right for our lives."
Beautiful violet colors in this pic and just like the future I see a curve in the road with foggy mist hiding what's ahead.
cherry blossom road~
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives..... via live laugh love
Walks, Inspiration, Autumn, Suspen Bridges, The Bridges, Crosses, Suspension Bridges, Memorial Mornings, Photography
Suspension Bridge - I don't know if I would cross it.
The bridge I will never cross
I want to walk on an an autumn bridge.
Bridge #photography #inspiration
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Sunset at Disneys Typhoon Lagoon, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, fl #disney #disneyworld #waltdisney #waltdisneyworld #waterpark #gaydays #waterpark #sunset #twilight #dusk #orangesky #sky - @arnab11- #webstagram
This is amazing!!!! Jelly fish are my second favorite animal...
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Jelly Fish water color painting. Beautiful!!!
Watercolor jellyfish tattoo idea.
Jellyfish Tattoo. Beautiful Art
jellyfish jellyfish tattoo | ink and watercolor | jellyfish drawing | tattoo ideas | tattoo inspiration
Fall Sunsets, Seasons, Autumn, Beautiful, Lakes, Sunri, Places, Leaves, Natural
The unbridled serenity and sweeping beauty of an autumn sunset. #fall #autumn #sunset #leaves #lake #serenity #peaceful
Antigo Island, Pelican Lake, Wisconsin #photography #place #river #bridge #autumn #fall #sunset #lake #cool
Stunning Autumn, Sun Set View #autumn #sunset #stunning #seasons #natural #nature #leaves #red #orange #yellow brown #beautiful #autumnal
Her blog has tons of advice and her story is very inspirational!
Go Girls, Fit Blog, Healthy Eating, Healthy Tips, Healthy Recipe, Weightloss, Healthy Food, Weights Loss, Young Girls
Best site for healthy tips and tricks. This girl is SMART
So motivational! this is Taralynn, she has a blog that describes her weightloss journey....YOU GO GIRL!
Seriously Healthy recipes, and lots of them... Probably the best blog I've seen about weight loss and lifestyle change.
Healthy recipes! -Over on the right hand side there are TONS of great ideas for healthy eating! Definitely going to be searching through them and making a grocery list!
A young girl w/ great ideas! Excellent fitness blog site
This is a great blog with a ton of healthy food ideas. very inspring young girl
He is adorable!!
Cutest Baby, Little Children, Down Syndrome, Choo Life, Life Ha, Beautiful, Single Life, Special Need, Kid
:-p every single life
Jesus Loves the little children
"Down syndrome is just a diagnosis...your child is SO much more than that!" for all the kids I work with, as well as all 4 of mine!
Amen. Ps. that is the cutest baby everrrr
Reminds me of an article I recently read about a couple suing the company responsible for incorrect genetic testing results and they ended up having a baby girl with Down Syndrome. It is now FIVE years later and they are suing for medical costs to raise their special needs child. They state they would have terminated the pregnancy had they known. REALLY! After five years of knowing your beautiful child you still feel that way? Breaks my heart :(
60 Tiny Love Stories to Make you Smile. Heartwarming. The bad days really aren't so bad.
One Day, In Love, Cant Wait, Oneday, Young At Heart, Hammocks, True Love, Old Couple, So Sweet
Nothing makes me happier than seeing old couples still in love :) true love does exist!
Old couples who are still so in love are adorable.. so hope this is me one day!
cute old couple still in love... or just falling out of the hammock?
So old and still deeply in love. I Cant wait:)
60 Tiny Love Stories to Make You Smile Here’s a selection of 60 tiny love stories that warmed our hearts and made us smile too. We hope they do the same for you. Today, my 75-year-old grandpa who has been blind from cataracts for almost 15 years said to me, “Your grandma is just the most beautiful thing, isn’t she?” I paused for a second and said, “Yes she is. I bet you miss seeing that beauty on a daily basis.” “Sweety,” my grandpa said, “I still see her beauty every day. In fact, I see it more now than I used to when we were young.” MMT Today, I walked my daughter down the aisle. Ten years ago I pulled a 14 year old boy out of his mom’s fire-engulfed SUV after a serious accident. Doctors initially said he would never walk again. My daughter came with me several times to visit him at the hospital. Then she started going on her own. Today, seeing him defy the odds and smile widely, standing on his own two feet at the altar as he placed a ring on my daughter’s finger MMT. Today, I walked up to the door of my office (I’m a florist) at 7AM to find a uniformed Army soldier standing out front waiting. He was on his way to the airport to go to Afghanistan for a year. He said, “I usually bring home a bouquet of flowers for my wife every Friday and I don’t want to let her down when I’m away.” He then placed an order for 52 Friday afternoon deliveries of flowers to his wife’s office and asked me to schedule one for each week until he returns. I gave him a 50% discount because it made my day to see something so sweet. MMT Today, I told my 18 year old grandson that nobody asked me to prom when I was in high school, so I didn’t attend. He showed up at my house this evening dressed in a tuxedo and took me as his date to his prom. MMT Today, when she woke up from an eleven month coma, she kissed me and said, “Thank you for being here, and telling me those beautiful stories, and never giving up on me… And yes, I will marry you.” MMT Today, I was sitting on a park bench eating a sandwich for lunch when an elderly couple pulled their car up under a nearby oak tree. They rolled down the windows and turned up some jazz music on the radio. Then the man got out of the car, walked around to the passenger side, opened the door for the woman, took her hand and helped her out of her seat, guided her about ten feet away from the car, and they slow danced for the next half hour under the oak tree. MMT Today, I operated on a little girl. She needed O- blood. We didn’t have any, but her twin brother has O- blood. I explained to him that it was a matter of life and death. He sat quietly for a moment, and then said goodbye to his parents. I didn’t think anything of it until after we took his blood and he asked, “So when will I die?” He thought he was giving his life for hers. Thankfully, they’ll both be fine. MMT Today, my dad is the best dad I could ask for. He’s a loving husband to my mom (always making her laugh), he’s been to every one of my soccer games since I was 5 (I’m 17 now), and he provides for our family as a construction foreman. This morning when I was searching through my dad’s toolbox for a pliers, I found a dirty folded up paper at the bottom. It was an old journal entry in my dad’s handwriting dated exactly one month before the day I was born. It reads, “I am eighteen years old, an alcoholic who is failing out of college, a past cutter, and a child abuse victim with a criminal record of auto theft. And next month, ‘teen father’ will be added to the list. But I swear I will make things right for my little girl. I will be the dad I never had.” And I don’t know how he did it, but he did it. MMT Today, my 8-year-old son hugged me and said, “You are the best mom in the whole entire world!” I smiled and sarcastically replied, “How do you know that? You haven’t met every mom in the whole entire world.” My son squeezed me tighter and said, “Yes I have. You are my world.” MMT Today, I have an elderly patient who is suffering from a severe case of Alzheimer’s. He can rarely remember his own name, and he often forgets where he is and what he said just a few minutes beforehand. But by the stretch of some miracle (perhaps the miracle of love), he remembers who is wife is every morning when she shows up to spend a few hours with him. He usually greets her by saying, “Hello my beautiful Kate.” MMT Today, my 21 year old Labrador can barely stand up, can’t see, can’t hear, and doesn’t have enough strength to bark. But it doesn’t stop her from wagging her tail a mile a minute every single time I walk into the room. MMT Today is our 10th anniversary, but since my husband and I are both recently unemployed we agreed not to get each other any gifts. When I woke up this morning, my husband was already up. I walked downstairs to find beautiful wild flowers brilliantly arranged all over the house. There must be 400 flowers total and he didn’t spend a dime. MMT Today, my high school boyfriend, who I thought I’d never see again, showed me the pictures of the two of us he kept in his Army helmet while he was overseas for the last 8 years. MMT Today, my 88-year-old grandmother and her 17 year old cat are both blind. My grandmother’s guide dog leads my grandmother around the house, which is normal. But lately, he’s been guiding her cat around the house too. When her cat meows, he walks up and rubs against her, and then she follows directly behind him to her food, to the litter box, to the other end of the house for a nap, etc. MMT Today, I watched in horror through the kitchen window as my 2-year-old slipped and fell head first into the pool. But before I could get to her, our Labrador Retriever, Rex, jumped in after her, grabbed her by her shirt collar and pulled her to the shallow steps where she could stand. MMT Today, my older brother has donated bone marrow 16 times to help treat my cancer. He communicates directly with my doctor and does it without me even asking or knowing when he has an appointment. And today my doctor informed me that the treatment appears to be working. “Cancer cells have been drastically reduced in the last few months.” MMT Today, I was driving home with my grandfather when he suddenly made a u-turn and said, “I forgot to get your grandmother a bouquet of flowers. I’ll pick up one from the florist at the corner down here. It’ll only take a second.” “What’s so special about today that you have to buy her flowers?” I asked. “There’s nothing specifically special about today,” my grandfather said. “Every day is special. Your grandmother loves flowers. They put a smile on her face.” MMT Today, I re-read the suicide letter I wrote on the afternoon of September 2nd 1996 about two minutes before my girlfriend showed up at my door and told me, “I’m pregnant.” Suddenly I felt I had a reason to live. Today she’s my wife. We’ve been happily married for 14 years. And my daughter, who is almost 15 now, has two younger brothers. I re-read my suicide letter from time to time as a reminder to be thankful – I am thankful I got a second chance at life and love. MMT Today, and every day for the last two months since I returned to school with burn scars on my face after being hospitalized for nearly a month for injuries I sustained in a house fire, a red rose was taped to my locker when I got to school in the morning. I have no clue who is getting to school early and leaving me these roses. I’ve even arrived early myself a few times to try to figure it out, but each time the rose was already there. MMT Today was the 10 year anniversary of my dad’s passing. When I was a kid he used to hum a short melody to me as I was going to sleep. When I was 18, as he rested in his hospital bed fighting cancer, the roles were reversed and I hummed the melody to him. I haven’t heard that melody since, until last night. My fiancé and I were turned on our sides looking at each other in bed when he started humming it to me. His mom used to hum it to him when he was a kid. MMT Today, a woman who must have her voicebox removed due to cancer is enrolled in my sign language class. Her husband, four children, two sisters, brother, mother, father, and twelve close friends are also enrolled in the same class so they can communicate with her after she loses her ability to speak aloud. MMT Today, my 11-year-old son speaks fluent sign language because his best friend, Josh, who he grew up with from the time he was an infant, is deaf. Seeing their genuine friendship evolve and grow over the years MMT. Today, due to Alzheimer’s and dementia, my grandfather usually can’t remember who my grandmother is when he wakes up in the morning. It bothered my grandmother a year ago when it first happened, but now she’s fully supportive of his condition. In fact, she plays a game every day in which she tries to get my grandfather to ask her to re-marry him before dinnertime. She hasn’t failed yet. MMT Today, my dad passed away from natural causes at the age of 92. I found his body resting peacefully in the recliner in his bedroom. In his lap, facing upright, were three framed 8×10 photographs of my mom who passed away about 10 years ago. She was the love of his life, and apparently the last thing he wanted to see before he passed. MMT Today, I am the proud mom of a blind 17-year-old boy. Although my son was born without his sense of sight, it hasn’t stopped him from being a straight A student, a guitarist (whose band just surpassed 25,000 downloads of their first album), and a loving boyfriend to his long-term girlfriend, Valerie. Just today, his younger sister asked him what he likes about Valerie, and he said, “Everything. She’s beautiful.” MMT Today, I waited on an elderly couple. The way they looked at each other… you could see they were in love. When the husband mentioned that they were celebrating their anniversary, I smiled and said, “Let me guess. You two have been together forever.” They laughed and the wife said, “Actually, no, today is our 5 year anniversary. We both outlived our spouses and then life blessed us with one more shot at love.” MMT Today, my father found my little sister alive, chained up in a barn. She was abducted near Mexico City almost 5 months ago. Authorities stopped actively searching for her a few weeks later. My mom and I laid her soul to rest. We had a funeral for her last month. All of our family and friends attended the ceremony except my father. Instead he kept looking for her. He said he “loved her too much to give up.” And she’s back home now because he never did. MMT Today, there are two senior boys at my school who have an openly gay relationship. They have experienced verbal humiliation on a daily basis for the last two years, yet they continue to hold each other’s hand in the hallways. Despite threats and vandalized lockers, they showed up to prom this evening wearing matching tuxedos. Seeing them on the dance floor, smiling from ear to ear in spite of all the haters MMT. Today, my sister and I were in a bad car accident. My sister is Mrs. Popular at school – she knows everyone. I’m a bit of an introvert – I hang-out with the same 2 girls all the time. My sister immediately posted a comment on Facebook about our accident. And while all her friends were commenting, my 2 friends showed up independently at the scene of the accident before the paramedics arrived. MMT Today, my fiancé returned home from his last tour of duty overseas. Yesterday he was just my boyfriend, or so I thought. Almost a year ago, he mailed me a package. He told me I wasn’t allowed to open it until he got home in two weeks. But then his tour got extended for another 11 months. Today, when he got home, he told me to open the package, and just as I pulled the ring out of the box, he got down on one knee. MMT Today, my 12-year-old son, Sean, and I stopped by the nursing home together for the first time in several months. Usually I come alone see my mother who’s suffering from Alzheimer’s. When we walked into the lobby, the nurse said, “Hi, Sean!” and then buzzed us in. “How does she know your name?” I asked. “Oh, I swing by here on my walk home from school all the time to say hi to Grandma,” Sean said. I had no idea. MMT Today, I found an old hand written note my mom wrote when she was a senior in high school. On it is a list of qualities she hoped she would someday find in a boyfriend. The list is basically an exact description of my dad, who she didn’t meet until she was 27. MMT Today, I’ve been chemistry lab partners with one of the most beautiful (and popular) girls at our school since the beginning of the school year. And although I never would have had the courage to talk to her otherwise, she’s totally down to earth and sweet. We spend our time in the lab chatting, laughing, and getting A’s (she’s smart too), and just recently we started talking a little bit outside of class too. Last week when I heard that she didn’t have a date to our homecoming dance, I desperately wanted to ask her, but chickened out every time I was about to. Then this afternoon, at lunchtime, she ran up to me and formally asked me to ask her to the dance. So I did, and she kissed me on the cheek and said, “Yes!” MMT Today, on our 10th anniversary, she handed me a suicide note she wrote when she was 22, on the exact day we met. And she said, “For all these years I didn’t want you to know how foolish and unstable I was back when we met. But even though you didn’t know, you saved me. Thank you.” MMT Today, my grandpa keeps an old, candid photo on his nightstand of my grandma and him laughing together at some party in the 1960’s. My grandma passed away from cancer in 1999 when I was 7. This evening when I was at his house, my grandpa caught me staring at the photo. He walked up, hugged me from behind and said, “Remember, just because something doesn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth your while.” MMT Today, I sat down with my two daughters, ages 4 and 6, to explain to them that we have to move out of our 4 bedroom house and into a 2 bedroom apartment for awhile until I can find another job that pays well. My daughters looked at each other for a moment and then my youngest daughter turned to me and asked, “Are we all moving into the apartment together?” “Yes,” I replied. “Oh, so no big deal then,” she said. MMT Today, I met the prettiest woman on a plane. Assuming I wouldn’t see her again after we made our connections, I told her how pretty I thought she was. She gave me the most sincere smile and said, “Nobody has said that to me in 10 years.” It turns out we’re both in our mid-30’s, never married, no kids, and we live about 5 miles away from each other. We have a date set for next Saturday after we return home. MMT Today, I’m a mother of 2 and a grandmother of 4. At 17 I got pregnant with twins. When my boyfriend and friends found out I wasn’t going to abort them, they turned a cold shoulder to me. But I pressed forward, worked full-time while attending school, graduated high school and college, and met a guy in one of my classes who has loved my children like his own for the last 50 years. MMT Today, on my 29th birthday, I returned home from my 4th and final tour of duty overseas. The little girl who lives next door to my parents (who isn’t so little any more - she’s 22 now) met me at the airport with a long stemmed rose, a bottle of my favorite vodka, and then asked me out on a date. MMT Today, my daughter accepted her boyfriend’s marriage proposal. He is 3 years older than her. They started dating when she was 14 and he was 17. I never liked the age difference when they were kids. When he turned 18 a week before she turned 15, my husband insisted they break-up. They maintained a friendship, but went on to date other people. Now at the ages of 24 and 27, I’ve never seen two people more in love. MMT Today, after I heard that my mom stayed home from work with the flu, I stopped by Wal-Mart on my way home from school to pick her up some canned soup. I ran into my dad who was already in the check-out line. He had 5 cans of soup, NyQuil, tissues, tampons, 4 romantic comedy DVDs and a bouquet of flowers. My dad makes me smile and MMT. Today, I was sitting on a hotel balcony watching 2 lovers in the distance walk along the beach. From their body language, I could tell they were laughing and enjoying each other’s company. As they got closer, I realized they were my parents. My parents almost got divorced 8 years ago. MMT Today, I’m only 17, but I’ve been with my boyfriend, Jake, for 3 years, and last night was the first time we spent the night together. We’ve never ‘done it,’ and we didn’t last night either. Instead, we baked cookies, watched two comedies, laughed, played Xbox and fell asleep in each other’s arms. Despite the warnings from my parents, he’s been nothing but a gentleman and a best friend. MMT Today, when I tapped the side of my wheelchair and told my husband, “You’re the only reason I want to be free from this contraption,” he kissed me on my forehead and said, “Honey, I don’t even see that thing.” MMT Today, my grandmother and grandfather, who were both in their early 90’s and married for 72 years, both died of natural causes approximately one hour apart from each other. MMT Today, my dad came to see me for the first time in 6 months since I told him I’m gay. When I opened the door he had tears in his eyes and he immediately gave me a huge hug and said, “I’m sorry, Jason. I love you.” MMT Today, my autistic little sister spoke her first word at the age of 6 – my name. MMT Today, at the age of 72, nearly 15 years after my grandfather passed away, my grandmother remarried. And since I’m only 17, I’ve never seen her so happy in all my life. It’s inspiring to see two people so in love at their age. MMT it’s never too late. Today, at a jazz club in San Francisco I saw a man and woman enjoying a drink together. The woman was a dwarf and the man must have been 6 feet tall. Later in the evening they went out onto the dance floor. The man got down on his knees so they could slow dance together. They danced the rest of the night. MMT Today, as I was sleeping, I woke up to my daughter calling my name. I was sleeping in a sofa chair in her hospital room. I opened my eyes to her beautiful smile. My daughter has been in a coma for 98 days. MMT Today, exactly 10 years ago almost to the minute, I stopped at an intersection and a car rear ended me. The driver was a student at UF, just like me. He was cordial and apologetic. As we waited for the cops and the tow truck we chatted and started laughing together about all sorts of stuff. We exchanged numbers and the rest is history. We just celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary. MMT Today, I was working in a coffee shop when 2 gay men walked in holding hands. As you might expect, heads started turning. Then a young girl at the table next to me asked her mom why 2 men were holding hands. Her mom replied, “Because they love each other.” MMT Today, after 2 years of separation, my ex-wife and I resolved our differences and met for dinner. We laughed and chatted for almost 4 hours. Then just before she left, she handed me a large envelope. In it were 20 love letters she wrote me over the last 2 years. There was a post-it note on the envelope that said, “Letters I was too stubborn to send.” MMT Today, I was in an accident that left me with a gash on my forehead. The doctors wrapped a bandage around my head and said I have to keep it on all week. I hate wearing it. Two minutes ago my little brother walked into my room wearing a bandage on his head. My mom said he insisted that he didn’t want me to feel alone. MMT Today, my mother passed away after a long battle with cancer. My best friend lives 2000 miles away and called to comfort me. While on the phone, he asked, “What would you do if I showed up at your house and gave you the biggest hug in the world?” “I would surely smile,” I replied. And then he rang my doorbell. MMT Today, as my 91-year-old grandfather (a military doctor, war hero, and successful business owner) rested in his hospital bed, I asked him what his greatest life accomplishment was. He turned around, grabbed my grandmother’s hand, looked her in the eyes, and said, “Growing old with you.” MMT Today, as I watched my 75-year-old grandmother and grandfather being silly with each other and laughing in the kitchen, I felt like I got a short glimpse of what true love feels like. I hope I find it someday. MMT Today, exactly twenty years ago to the hour, I risked my life to save a woman who was drowning in the rapids of the Colorado River. And that’s how I met my wife - the love of my life. MMT Today, on our 50th wedding anniversary, she smiled at me and said, “I only wish I had met you sooner.” MMT Today, my blind friend explained to me in vivid detail how beautiful his new girlfriend is. MMT
In love & young at heart
i want to grow old with someone & be like this oneday <3
So Sweet! " So today I was in Hallmark buying my mom a Happy Birthday card when I noticed this old man stnding in front of the Valentines card section contemplating which one to get. I decide to go over and I ask him “Are you getting a Valentine’s Day for your wife?” in which he replies 'No my wife died 3 years ago from breast cancer but I still buy her roses and a card and bring them to her grave to prove to her that she was the only one that will ever have my heart' "
This story makes me tear up a bit "So today I was in Hallmark buying my mom a Happy Birthday card when I noticed this old man stnding in front of the Valentines card section contemplating which one to get. I decide to go over and I ask him “Are you getting a Valentine’s Day for your wife?” in which he replies 'No my wife died 3 years ago from breast cancer but I still buy her roses and a card and bring them to her grave to prove to her that she was the only one that will eve...