Living by Faith

by baldilocks

So I’m done talking about the untimely death of one Prince Rogers Nelson (music link; acoustic);

Done talking about the Left-manufactured controversy regarding gender and bathrooms;

Done talking about the ascension of the Harriet Tubman image to the 20-dollar Federal Reserve Note;

Done talking about the on-going hoax being perpetrated by Donald Trump…

…well at least for today.

I just want to think about stuff like this:

Fairy tale endings really do exist.

Evelyn and Rocky were homeless for three years before being discovered living in a tent in the woods by a Floridian police officer.

Since marriage licenses in Florida cost almost a hundred dollars, the couple had been unable to arrange for an official wedding for years.

Sympathetic to the couple who was down on their luck, the officer placed them on a waiting list for permanent housing–and raised $20,000 for a donated dream wedding.

Complete with wedding photographer, flowers, lights, rings, and video, the results were a sight to “have and to hold.”

On my Facebook and Twitter feeds, I often post positive stories—not because I’m a goody-two-shoes, but

The Happy Couple: Photo by Carrie Wildes Photography
The Happy Couple; Photo by Carrie Wildes Photography

for humanitarian reasons, nonetheless. Since reading them makes me feel less misanthropic, I figure that these will have the same effect on others.

This one did bring up a political angle, along with a personal angle in my mind; I had recently been involved in a Twitter discussion about federal and state governments’ mostly dubious role in the sanctioning of marriage…and most know that I was homeless for the better part of last year.

Mostly, however, I find it uplifting that two people still want to promise to spend the rest of their lives with each other under such circumstances. God bless these fine people.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

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