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This Mama Wasn’t Going to Miss Her Graduation Walk, Even if She Was…In Labor? This Is Crazy!

Sometimes the examples we set for our children by our actions mean more than any words or lectures we could ever offer them.

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Sometimes the examples we set for our children by our actions mean more than any words or lectures we could ever offer them. This is exactly what Anshonarial Greenhouse had in mind when she walked across the stage to pick up her hard-earned diploma from the State University of Alexandria—all while in active labor.

“It was rough walking across that stage,” Greenhouse shared with USA Today, but even the pain of contractions wasn’t about to stop her from savoring the moment when she’d finally hold her degree in business administration in her hand.

Greenhouse explained that she wanted her 10-year-old daughter, Makhia, to have a real, tangible idea of just how huge the reward is when you set your sights on a goal, work hard, overcome every challenge, and persevere to the end.

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“She understands how important education is,” Greenhouse said of her daughter. “If she sees me doing my work, she does hers. It’s showing her versus telling her.”

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USA Today also revealed that Greenhouse’s pregnancy hasn’t been an easy one, and severely preterm labor had the Marksville, Louisiana, native spending much of her last semester in the hospital receiving treatment to halt labor.

With the help of technology via YouTube and Zoom, Greenhouse was able to complete many of her speeches and assignments virtually while in the hospital.

“I knew it was a possibility I couldn’t walk (at graduation), but I really pushed to be able to go,” she explained. Still, Greenhouse committed to walking the stage along with the other members of her tight-knit class. “In accounting there are only like 10 students,” she added. “I wanted to be there with them.”

That day wasn’t just monumental for Greenhouse and her daughter; her mother, Elaine Young, was also walking the stage that day after having graduated from the same accounting program.

With an emergency plan in place and the cooperation of university staff and emergency medical staff—not to mention the help of the college’s baseball coach in physically walking across the stage—Greenhouse was able to don her cap and gown enjoy the fruit of her hard work at the graduation ceremony.

“I tried to believe I could do anything if I could be bold enough,” Greenhouse said of her determination not just to graduate, but to walk the stage. “I just tried to be a boss (and make it happen).”

Not long afterward, she gave birth to a precious little boy, whom she named Zaire. What a blessing for him and his big sister to have such an inspiring mom!

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Single Mom Who Lost Job During Lockdown Gives Lottery Winnings To Cop Shot In The Line Of Duty

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With nearly endless coverage of all the chaos and violence bombarding us on network news, not to mention the whole fight over mask mandates, coronavirus safety measures, and everything else happening in the world, it can be easy to think there’s no goodness left in the world. Of course, as long as Jesus Christ is on the throne we know that’s not true, but sometimes, you just need to be reminded that He’s still at work in the world around us. And He is, folks. He truly is. That’s why we need to hear stories like the following. Apparently, a single mom who lost her job during the lockdown over coronavirus, has donated lottery winnings to a police officer that was shot in the line of duty. Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: Shetara Sims lost her job amid the coronavirus pandemic and had $7 to her name, local outlet WITN reported Tuesday. She found a $1 bill in a grocery store parking lot, bought a scratch-off ticket, and won $100. Her daughter, Rakiya Edmonson, suggested they donate the money to an officer who was shot on the job on July 2 and remains in the intensive care unit. “She won $100, and I said we should donate it to the police officer that got shot for his family to go eat and see him,” Edmonson said. Sims agreed with her daughter and said she was motivated to donate because of the empathy officers had shown her following her sister’s 2012 murder. Sims went on to discuss how detectives were really there for her and her family during that difficult season of life. “The detectives were really there for us. They were there for us more than anyone I can imagine. They did things they didn’t have to…

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Craft Beer Customers Leave Unopened Can of Pale Ale on Bar for Fallen Soldiers

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There really isn’t anything more American than craft beer. Before the experiment called “prohibition”, America was home to well over 2,500 breweries, with a vast majority of these businesses being family-operated and neighborhood-focused.  The banning of alcohol in the early 20th century brought this number down to around a half dozen or so companies, nearly all of whom converted their factories to produce medicine or dairy products in order to survive. Now, thanks to the resurgence of craft beer, Americans have their choice of nearly 4,000 smaller breweries to buy their swill from. And this doesn’t include brands like Coors, Miller, or Budweiser, who have all been gobbled up by giant, foreign conglomerates, making them no longer American-owned companies. In Atlanta, Georgia, the undisputed king of craft beer is Sweetwater – a brand usually focused on recreation and leisure. As visitors experience the brewery’s newly renovated taproom over Memorial Day Weekend, something special and spontaneous happened. To that, we simply say “cheers”.

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