Tom Didn’t Make It Home For Easter

Tom didn’t make it home for Easter.

Which is too bad, because his mom would have really loved to have seen him, and so would his extended family.

Benny and Kayla had just given birth to their first (surprise!) daughter, and they wanted her to meet her ‘honorary uncle,’ Tom, who had been such a support during a crazy time.

Two days before making the 11-hour drive home, the transmission had blown out on Tom’s Volvo.

He and his parents checked flights, but holiday weekend flights with no notice… they couldn’t find anything under $350.

So, no one was upset, and no one blamed anyone.

But still, Mom just became an “empty-nester.” And Benny really wanted Uncle Tom to be one of the first to hold his daughter.

Of course, this isn’t the end of the world. It’s not that dramatic.

But there are thousands of stories–everyone has them–about sweet times just barely fell through for seemingly absurd reasons.

What are some of yours?

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Joseph Smith

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