The Sweetest Angel

It was Christmas, and her mom gave her one dollar for each family member and said, "We're going to the Dollar Store, and you can pick out a present for each person." The little girl picked out a present for her mom and everyone else, too. She paid by herself even though she was only 4 years old.  She seemed particularly excited about the gift for her mom.  In the car she warned her mom not to peek in the bag.  "I won't!" said her mom.  When they got home the little girl ran upstairs to wrap it and told her mom not to come upstairs while she wrapped the present. "I won't!" said her mom, but soon the little girl was back downstairs.
"What's the matter?" Her mom asked with a smile.
"Can you wrap the present for me?" the little girl asked.

"How can I do that without seeing it?"
"Close your eyes."
"Ok, but you'll have to hand me the pieces of tape."
The little girl agreed and began to hand pieces of tape to her mom as she blindly wrapped the present. Once finished, the little girl ran back upstairs with the present, but immediately came down the stairs once more.
"What's the matter?" asked her mom.
"I can't wait until Christmas to give it to you."
"You want me to open it now?!" and the little girl nodded.
When her mom opened the present, there was the sweetest angel.
the sweetest angel

Mercy is home

A young couple went for a bike ride. The young woman wanted to stop to take a picture of the beautiful Indiana sky. When the couple stopped they heard meowing. They looked all around trying to find a cat or kittens and couldn't find any cat....until they looked up!

cat in a tree
The couple tried to encourage the cat to jump but it wouldn't jump..."NO WAY Meow!" They were next to a road and someone in a truck stopped and said, "Hey, what are ya' doin'?" They told them there was a cat up in the tree and they couldn't get it down. The person in the truck said, "I have a 2 X 4 you can use." So they got the 2 x 4 out and propped it against the tree but the cat wouldn't walk down..."NO WAY Meow!"

mercy is stuck in a tree

So the young man bravely walked up the 2 x 4 and snatched the cat and brought it down....but it got away! It ran across the street and under the hood of a truck parked there. The young couple pursued the cat and somehow coaxed it out from under the hood of the truck. The young man then wrapped the cat in his sweatshirt, but that's not the end of the story.mercy the cat and her brave rescuer

They got back on their bikes with the cat bundled up in the sweatshirt and were discussing taking the cat to a shelter when they saw a police car. They were just about to flag the police officer down so he could take the cat to a shelter but the policeman stopped first. He rolled down his window and said, "Are you the ones that found the cat?" and they said yes. He asked to see the cat then he said, "This is my cat!! It's been missing for 2 weeks! My kids are going to be so happy." He told them the cat's name is Mercy. I wish I had a picture of the reunion, we'll just have to imagine the joy it brought to those kids.