They always say that no matter how dark one’s life becomes, there will still be a rainbow after everyone’s rain. If you believe that everything happens for a reason, seeing something beautiful after a disaster is possible.
On October 2016, couple Britt and Chris got married and were happily starting the early stage of their family life. With a seemingly bright future ahead, the two were optimistic about the life they will be able to create together.
Unfortunately, a disaster struck in August 2017.
The U.S. Army soldier Chris died during an encounter from a suicide bomber in Afghanistan.
Chris has just found out that he will be a dad one week before.
Despite the heartbreak and pain, Britt bravely shared the sad news through her post on Instagram:
“Goodbye, my hero. My person. My calming voice. My soul mate. My world. My soldier. My savior. You will never be forgotten. You will never be replaced.”
The soon-to-be-mother was left with no other choice but to be strong not just for herself but also for their little one.
A bouncing beautiful baby girl was born and was named after her father on March 17, 2018.
Britt wrote: “I knew when Chris passed, I would mourn him as my husband and later I would have to mourn the father of my child”.
“It’s been over 8 months without him. Christian is here now and I can’t help but feel sad. He was so excited. We had plans and in none of them did I ever plan to do this alone. I wanted a family. But I know I can do everything from Christian that Chris would have wanted. I can give her the life and love he would have. I vowed to protect him in death and I will use that same passion to protect her with my life.”
Meanwhile, during his army days, Chris treated his fellow soldiers as his “army brothers” and a part of his extended family.
This is the reason why Britt decided to organize a special and touching photoshoot including them.
When her husband’s fellow soldiers arrived back home from Afghanistan…
She met them and arranged their first time meeting with baby Christian.
Baby Christian also had her photos taken beside her dad’s picture.
Coming from Chris’ battalion, there were 20 men who wore their military uniforms.
Many people were touched by the photoshoot.
It simply shows a genuine and wonderful connection.
They are “Christian’s great big family,” remarked Britt.
This is a really wonderful way to honor the fallen soldier’s memory, don’t you think?
These Life-Changing Shoes Can Fit from Childhood All the Way to Adulthood
And they’re improving the lives of many children around the world!
In poor communities, having proper footwear is not a priority for the people. Nevertheless, footwear is helpful in protecting them, especially the children, from diseases they might catch or discomforts they might experience while barefoot outdoors. This is why an invention called The Shoe That Grows is able to change the lives of many children in impoverished areas around the world.
The Shoe That Grows is a low-cost, high-lifetime shoe. It can last up to five years and expands up to five sizes, so the owner can use it for a long time. This is ideal for underprivileged children who are normally seen with either no footwear or with shoes that do not properly fit them.
Kenton Lee of the non-profit organization Because International had the idea to create the revolutionary shoes during a visit to Kenya in 2007.
He saw a little girl in a white dress next to him with shoes that barely fit her feet. He was inspired to create The Shoe That Grows to help other underprivileged children around the world. The organization's philosophy is "making things better by making better things," which is evident in their footwear design....
Kid Gets Bullied For His ‘Girly’ Lunch Box, So His Uncle Steps In To Teach Them A Lesson
You might want to get one too!
Every kid has his own favorite member of the family apart from mom and dad of course. Kids show their affection to grandpa and grandma because grandparents are the best spoilers most of the time. However, other kids' favorites are their uncles and this young boy now considers him a hero.
Ten-year-old Ryker lives with his mom and dad, Emily and Talon Fowler, and two brothers. He loves cats and for that, he got a colorful lunchbox that has cats in it. He was thrilled to have it but some of his classmates teased him because it looked too girly.
The boy was excited for his lunchbox only to get bullied.
As a result, Ryker didn't like bringing his lunch to his school any longer and his mom's cousin, David, was saddened by the idea that the boy was teased only because he has a colorful lunchbox. So David Pendragon decided to prove his little nephew that there is no color that defines a man....
3-Year-Old Boy Gets Pissed With People Throwing Garbage, Becomes A Beach-Cleaning Hero
It’s when a toddler is more responsible than the adults.
Nature is suffering every single day and this is because humans are not nice enough to take care of it. Humanity is sometimes cruel but fortunately, there are still a lot of people that love Mother Nature - just like this kid who is fed up with how people treat the environment.
William Mosley is only 3 years old but it looks like this kid already knows what he wants at an early age - to be an environmentalist. His mother Charlotte Heritage, 29, said that the boy was inspired by a TV program called Ocean Rescue: Dive In And Do It which showcases the damage that garbage can do to the ocean. The toddler started his campaign at home by checking every item in their kitchen.
William Mosley, 3, decided to take action against plastic pollution.
Apparently, the toddler wasn't impressed that many foods are sold in plastic or plastic containers- which he knows are not good for the environment. Accompanied by his mom, they roamed around their Ramsey, Cambridgeshire neighborhood in England checking out plastic waste. They certainly found a lot of rubbish and William was smart enough to collect everything using a grabber....