Teacher sits on Santa’s lap not knowing it’s actually her soldier son
Holidays can be a tough time for military families.
Parents, spouses, and children of soldiers spend the holidays yearning for their presence while hoping they stay safe throughout their deployment.
Oftentimes, soldiers talk to their families online, but of course, nothing beats being home for the holidays.
That was Kim Harris’s only wish.
Kim is a math teacher from Prairie Heights High School.
Her son, Army Spc. Ethan Harris was deployed in Afghanistan.
As a mother, she could only hope for her son’s safe return and that he could spend the holidays with them.
It seemed like a farfetched wish, but anything is possible especially if Santa is listening.
Coincidentally, their school had a lottery during their Christmas breakfast.
The lottery would give the winner a chance to ask Santa for whatever they wanted for Christmas.
In a video posted by KPC News, Superintendent Alan Middleton is in the middle of choosing the winner.
While Kim could only wish to have her name called, the results were already rigged.
Middleton called her name, and before she could even go up to the stage, a surprise guest appeared.
Santa Claus joined them for breakfast.
Or at least, a man in Santa’s costume.
Middleton continued with the act when he heard bells jingling.
He proudly proclaimed that Santa was there to spread some holiday cheer.
Kim was invited to sit on Santa’s lap.
Like a little child, she told him what she wished to receive that Christmas.
For the veteran teacher, material things didn’t matter as much.
At first, Kim was mighty generous with her wish.
She said “Peace on earth, goodwill to men,” much like how typical carols go.
Santa asked her about the best gift she received thus far.
She said that the list-topper of all the blessings she received that year was knowing her son was back from Afghanistan and safe on U.S. soil.
Santa then asked her if she knew where her son was.
Kim said that Ethan was at Fort Campbell all the way in Tennessee.
Santa then asked her if she was sure that he was there, to which she insisted that he was.
The next moments overwhelmed Kim with emotion.
She was meant to win the lottery that day because Santa was not who he said he was.
Santa pulled down his beard and revealed his true identity.
It only took Kim a moment before she hugged Santa Claus like she was not planning to let him go.
Her son, Army Spc. Ethan Harris, had dressed up as Santa that day to surprise his mother!
Ethan had arrived back in their community a few days earlier and instead of going home, he chose to make it a bit more special.
To make the surprise possible, he hid at his sister’s house for a few days until the school breakfast.
He was not alone, though.
Kim’s husband, John Harris, thanked the people who helped them pull off the surprise, telling them that he needed to lie a lot of times.
If that’s the cost of a good surprise, then we believe that all is forgiven.
The important thing was that Ethan was back for the holidays and they would be spending them together as a family.
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Article Sources: YOUTUBE – KPC NEWS; THE SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE; KPC NEWS
At 56, Cindy Crawford has finally accepted her age and wants everyone to stop calling her ageless
Cindy Crawford is the epitome of a supermodel. But, unfortunately, people tend to hold models to unrealistic beauty standards, especially as they get older. Crawford personally rejects any age expectations people might have for her and has some words of wisdom to share with everyone who’s afraid of aging.
Crawford defined the ’90s supermodel era.
When we think about ’90s supermodels, one of the first names that come to mind is undoubtedly Cindy Crawford. Her rise to fame started in 1990 when she appeared on the cover of British Vogue alongside names like Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington. Since then, Crawford frequently walked and posed for the biggest fashion houses and magazines of the decade.
In 2000, exactly 10 years since her career had skyrocketed, Crawford quit full-time modeling at the age of 34. Since then, the former supermodel has written a book, Becoming, worked as a spokesperson for several brands, and even launched her furniture line. Still, even though she hung up her modeling hat over 2 decades ago, Crawford is still battling with unrealistic expectations people have of others.
Getting older was tough to accept for her at first.
By the time Crawford started approaching her fifties, she’d started noticing her age in little things: “Your skin, your hair, your body. I take care of myself but I know that I’m a 51-year-old woman.”
And yet, Cindy realized that her concerns were more based on other people’s expectations of her. “I want to do my job well, and I want to deliver but I also know that what I have to offer now is different from what I had to offer at 25.”
The former supermodel also had a hard time with people online reacting to her changing appearance, saying, “I don’t need everyone on Instagram pointing out that I don’t look the same way I did when I was 20. I know that.” But after the struggle came acceptance, which we can all learn from.
Crawford has embraced her age and refuses to look back.
After some time, Crawford accepted that you can’t turn back time and it’s much more important to focus on the now. As she shared, “No matter what I do, I’m not going to look 20, or 30. I just want to look great for 50. There’s pressure on women to do the undoable, which is not age. But it’s about looking great for however old you are, regardless of what that number is.”
At this time, she also rejects the idea of being ageless and wants everyone to stop pushing that narrative. Crawford said, “Being told I’m ageless isn’t right, especially because getting older is hard enough, never mind that we live in a youth-obsessed culture.”
Ultimately, Crawford’s age became her sense of pride as it reflects all her achievements. “I’m not 25, so why should I be trying to look 25? Why do I want someone to mistake me for a 25-year-old? I’ve had children. I have all this life experience.”
Do you agree with Cindy Crawford? How do you feel about getting older?
North Texas twins born in different years
A Denton couple is celebrating their new twin girls who were born in different years!
Kali Jo Scott had to be checked in early to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton for monitoring.
Then came Effie Rose at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, making her the first baby born at the hospital in 2023!
The babies are happy and healthy, weighing in at 5.5 pounds.
“We had kind of joked, like, ‘wouldn’t it be funny if…’ with the holiday and New Year’s Eve over the weekend,” said Scott. “It turned out that was more of a possibility than we realized.”
Both parents say they like the fact that each child gets their own day.
“I love it. I think it is hilarious and just super fun,” Scott said.
“It kind of happened so quick we haven’t processed all of it yet,” said father Cliff Scott.
They say it will help keep the fraternal twins with their own identity.
“You always still want to make sure they have their own individual personality and know that they are special and unique. So this gets to add to that special and uniqueness that some twins don’t maybe get,” she said. “One will always get the glitter and confetti of New Year’s Eve and one gets to kick it off with a brand-new year on New Year’s Day.”
The few-minute difference could have big implications for a few things.
Many youth sports are based around the child’s birth year, which could make for complicated schedules.
The new family says some of the financially-minded friends have reached out about the tax implications.
“Our friends were making fun of us for the tax deduction issue since we only get one tax deduction for last year, but I think that’s just fine,” Scott said.
Source: Fox 11
What 17 Famous Movies Would Look Like if They Were Filmed Today with the Same Actors – angelagiron.com
Iconic movies oftentimes owe a big part of their success to the talent of great actors who played in them. That’s why when we think about cinematic masterpieces, we struggle to imagine them being shot with different actors playing the main roles. However, it would be curious to see what the same movies would look like today with the same cast.
We at Now I’ve Seen Everything decided to see what would happen if the same actors who played in different well-known movies participated in the remakes now.
1. Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman
2. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future
3. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
4. Bill Murray in Ghostbusters
5. Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz in The Mummy
6. John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction
7. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic
8. Scott Glenn and Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs
9. Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams in Mean Girls
10. Ernie Hudson in Ghostbusters
11. Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman in Seven
12. Tom Cruise in Top Gun
13. Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz in There’s Something About Mary
14. Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek
15. Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes in Maid in Manhattan
16. Kirsten Dunst in Bring It On
17. Drew Barrymore in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Who is your favorite actor? In which movie did you like their performance the most?