Storm Angels

It was 1985 and I was 8 months pregnant with our first child. My husband and I decided to go up to East Canyon Dam and spend a couple days playing in the water for the weekend. We were young and carefree so we thought it would be fun to take some blankets and just [...]


Burger King

During a particularly hard financial time for our family, I took my 6 small children out to a Burger King in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I thought we had enough money for the children to get food, as we looked at the menu and what they wanted to purchase, we didn’t have quite enough. You [...]


26 Years Sober

It was the day after Thanksgiving in 1988. I had just lost my wife to cancer. I was 33 at the time and she was just 40 days short of her 35th birthday. I was driving back to work on that November afternoon intoxicated. I had developed a horrendous addiction to alcohol. It was my [...]


Anonymous Friend

My friend was recently going through a rough time with money but saved up just barely enough to buy a car. Sadly, on the week he bought the car he parked it in an illegal parking spot and it was towed away. He had no more money to pay to get the car out. And [...]


I am a single mother

Yesterday after my work shift my manager pulled me aside before I went home and put 100 dollars into my hand and said Mindy, I love you and I want you to take this to help you give your daughters a good Christmas…. I immediately began to cry, I had no money to put any [...]


Christmas Eve in Vernal

Christmas Eve 2014 proved to be one of the hardest, yet most special days of my life.  I live alone, so the holidays are always a little hard. Sure, I have neighbors and a few friends I could celebrate with, but I always feel out of place. I found staying home with my cats and [...]


A Bloody Nose

I had a job interview for my dream job at my dream company and got a very bad bloody nose on the drive there. I stopped at a Target to get something new to replace my blood stained shirt but when I got up in line I  realized the interview jitters had broken my morning [...]


I Was So Embarrassed

I was seven months pregnant and finishing my last semester of college. I was cramming it in so I’d finish before the baby was born…eight classes. 24 credits. The morning sickness had never abated and I was miserable. I had a morning class that I struggled to every Monday and Wednesday, and for once I [...]


A Merry Christmas

About a year ago, my family started having problems with our Dell computer monitor. Months later, my tech savvy older brother decided to take our computer (which still worked) and hook it up to our television to use as a giant computer screen. After the LONG process of hooking all of the cords from the [...]


Eleven years ago I had an angel stop and help me. I’d had a baby a couple weeks prior, and was coming home from getting x-rays on my back (my doctor thought I might have broke one of the wings on my spine)…needless to say I could not lift anything more than my 7 lbs [...]