Janine suffered a tremendous loss when her fiancé, Johnny, passed away 52 days before their wedding day.
To honor him and cope with her grief, she decided to do a memorial photo shoot in her wedding dress —
My expectation was to find a certain closure and to have a photo shoot of my dress in a different way that not your average bride would even think of doing. I wanted to be free and I wanted to do something different.
When two officers arrived at Avel Amarel’s door recently to question him about a crime that happened outside his building, they tried to get him to stop filming and then they tried to come in his house. He shut them down on both counts.
Given the news of late and the tension that is sadly common between many communities and the police employed to protect them, this footage is especially stressful to watch. Fortunately, in this case, the encounter ended harmlessly…but not without showing how hard it can be for some people to stand up for their rights…
In the Chinese city of Chongqing, they are trying something new to protect those who text while they’re on the road…and those who are near them. No, it’s not meant to help drivers who text — there’s no excuse or accommodation for that dangerously obnoxious habit. This is a special adaptation for those who can’t stop texting while they walk.
After Vikings star Adrian Peterson was benched this past weekend as he faces charges of child abuse, reactions were varied. Most of the publicized voices decried his behavior, of course. But plenty of fans still stood by their favorite player, too. And one of the simplest ways to do this was to simply wear an Adrian Peterson jersey.
This fan did just that.
But by making a simple change to the back of the shirt, he made sure everyone knew who he was actually supporting when he donned the number 28…
When Laura VanPelt was planning her wedding, there was no cute toddler in the family to put on a fluffy dress and be her flower girl. But that was OK, because Laura had someone else in mind. Someone even better — her grandma Helen who turns 95 this year.
When Jacob Leach was in Iraq he was thrown off a building by a rocket grenade, injuring his leg and back and giving him traumatic brain injury. Recovery has been slow and will never be complete, but he says that his fiancee is his rock.
Jacob and Brittany have been hoping and planning to get married ever since their first date three years ago, but things just have never worked out. Jacob says…
Going to the courthouse is simple. [But] she wants that wedding, she deserves that wedding. Every time we save up, something happens. Moving to Jacksonville we used all our savings.
So when they entered MISSION I DO, a wedding giveaway from Old McMicky’s Farm, a local wedding venue, they didn’t expect much.
The Kansas-based hate group often protests military funerals and LGBT*Q communities with signs reading “God Hates Fags,” famously blaming gay people for 9/11 and the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, among other tragedies.
But God disagrees…
This hate group goes around saying that God hates gay people. Nonsense! I love gay people.
In September 2001, Heather “Lucky” Penney was a young, inexperienced F-16 pilot with the 121st Fighter Squadron of the D.C. Air National Guard. As the first female pilot in her squadron, it was a dream come true; her father had served as a fighter pilot in Vietnam, so when Congress opened up combat aviation to women, she was the first in line:
I signed up immediately. I wanted to be a fighter pilot like my dad.
But on that fateful Tuesday morning thirteen years ago, 26-year-old Lt. Penney was called upon to make the greatest sacrifice of her life…bring down United Airlines flight 93, no matter what. Even knowing that the pilot for one of the planes could be her own father, Penney was prepared to take them down —