I was surprised…in a good way.

When newlyweds Tyrel and Joana Wolfe dropped off Christmas shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child at Samaritan’s Purse headquarters in mid-November, staff were surprised that the couple had driven the boxes all the way from Idaho to North Carolina to donate them.

The organiztion has donation sites in Idaho, so why make the long journey?

It turns out that the couple was brought together by an Operation Christmas Child box.

Back in 2000, Joana received a Christmas box at a bible school in suburban Manila, Philippines. Inside was a photo of the boy who packed it for her – 7-year-old Tyrel Wolfe – along with his name and address in Idaho. Joana sent him a letter thanking him for the box, but Tyrel never received it.

Eleven years later, Joana decided to use Facebook to try to track Tyrel down. After finding a Tyrel Wolfe in Idaho, she sent a friend request and a message. Tyrel was intrigued by the message from a “random girl in the Philippines,” and the two started corresponding daily.

The more they corresponded, the more Tyrel and Joana found they had in common. They were both passionate about music—albeit different styles—and both sing and play at least one musical instrument. And Joana had always dreamed of a quiet life in the country.

Tyrel saved his money for a plane ticket to meet Joana in person and ask her father’s permission to date her.

“Once I saw his face, an amazing feeling came over me,” Joana said. “I was so happy I cried.”

After 10 days together, the pair knew they wanted to be together for good. Back home, Tyrel took on extra work so he could return to the Philippines and propose marriage.

The couple started the process of obtaining a fiancee visa, and finally Joana arrived in Idaho in September 2014. They were married October 5, and asked guests to bring Christmas shoeboxes as wedding gifts.

Are your eyes teary yet?

So the Wolfes’ journey came full circle when they dropped off the Christmas shoeboxes at Samaritan’s Purse headquarters.

Tyrel says he knew the box he packed all those years ago would bring a little girl joy, but he “just didn’t know the joy it would bring [him] one day.”

This Boy Didn’t Realize He Was Packing a Christmas Box For the Girl He’d Marry 14 Years Later.

Via Obama to hold White House meetings on Ferguson News.  There will be a gathering.  We all know that this is so that the race baiting is kept in the news and distracts from everything else that it and pal ValJar are doing.

Note to dear faux leader teh won:

The illusion is over.  If you read it, you will know what’s in it from the grand jury.  Time to stop.  Brown family…stop it.  Nothing that you do will bring your son back.  Own his behavior.  If you truly want to make a difference in the world, change your actions.  Actions speak far louder than words.  You want respect, earn it.  And that goes for that asshat family attorney that excuses their behavior.
“Burn this b*tch down” does not evoke peace.    What it says it that you are hateful people.  This is how you really feel.  Your pain supercedes everyone elses and you have no problem ruining other people’s lives.

People who have selectively acquired victim skills learn little else.  Very sad.  What is worse is teh won in the big white house who continuously plays that race card.  Well, a community organizer is just that…a loud mouthed victim baiting creep.  Look no further than palls JJ and his Al.

It just takes a little thought.  I am always grateful for something, anything.  I know that there are many that view Thanksgiving as a day hat is supposed to make up for all the other days in life when things are too chaotic to give a hoot about anyone or anything.   I think of it as just another day to make sure that someone knows that they are not forgotten.

I do believe that sometimes it takes a long time to figure out how to give back.

A millionaire Chinese businessman has bulldozed the wooden huts and muddy roads where he grew up – and built luxury homes for the people who lived there.

Xiong Shuihua was born in Xiongkeng village in the city of Xinyu, southern China and said that his family had always been well looked after and supported by residents in his childhood.

So when the 54-year-old ended up making millions in the steel industry he decided to repay the favour – for free.

The business tycoon decided to return to the village and give everybody a place of their own to live.

Five years ago, the area was run down and many lived in basic homes.

But the area has been transformed in recent years and now 72 families are enjoying life in luxury new flats.

Meanwhile, 18 families, who were particularly kind to the businessman, were given villas of their own in a project costing close to £4million.

After moving in, he even promised three meals a day to the older residents and people on a low income to make sure they could get by.

Chinese businessman builds luxury flats for his old village for free.  I’ll be driving some warm meals to those who have the day off, but are not able to cook for themselves.  It’s nothing to know that I have ensured that someone is not forgotten today.  Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day today.

You know darned well that the emperor was unhappy.

via Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to step down: report.  I guess Hagel will be added to that ever growing list now.

Fort Sam Houston on lockdown Sunday evening.  Hopefully, it is just some dumbell drunker than a skunk that ran their security station.

True, but he behaves like one.

A monarch, however, does not compromise. As Alexander Hamilton explains in Federalist 69, a monarch decrees, dictates, and rules through fiat power, which is what President Obama is attempting.

via Obama Is Not a Monarch – Sen. Ted Cruz.

Matters not what is best for the country, the emperor without any clothes will venomously decree what is best for the country via his Alinskyeske vision.  Viva la revolucion!

Update: 

Health Care Law Recasts Insurers As Obama Allies.  Not news.  Why is the times coming so late to the game?  Guess who slept worked together insuring that the insurance companies would not lose?  That ‘s right and they are raping the system with their extortion fees.  We get less and they interfere more.  Lovely ZeroCrapCare more incest than one would ever want to know about.

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