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    The doorbell Rang.

    Now that spring has returned I ventured North on Sunday morning to try my luck at Mt.Airy in the Poconos. On the 40 mile ride that morning I recalled my visit this past October when I was able to help a young lady named Rebecca after she had been abandoned, and stranded, by her boyfriend, and I paid for an Uber ride home for her.
    Rebecca has become close to my entire family, and through my grandaughter ( the Matchmaker ) met and was enchanted by one of her co workers, Tyler, and they have been inseparable ever since. They are good friends with Mark, who is now a civilian again and works for me as a technical illustrator, and Ali, his fiancee ( another of my grandaughters match ups ).
    We had just finished dinner last night and had put on the 7:00 pm news when the doorbell rang. Holding 2 bottles of Champagne were Mark, Ali, Rebecca, Tyler, and my grandaughter.. What the Hell ????

    My Grandaughter gives me a Hug, Ali gives me a Hug, my wife gives me a Hug, and then Rebecca gives me a Hug and a Kiss, and raises her left hand to show me a Beautiful Diamond Ring on her finger. Ali stands next to her and asks my grandaughter to stand next to me and they thanked us for what we have done for them, and Mark and Tyler.

    Tears flowed, Champagne Corks popped, Camera flashes looked like lightning, and smiles and laughter filled the evening...

    The Casino's never gave me a new car, or Grand Jackpots, but they gave me Mark and Rebecca, on two very special mornings, and the Lord sent us Ali and Tyler with a lot of help from my grandaughter.

    Those will always be my greatest rewards..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettin Man View Post
    Now that spring has returned I ventured North on Sunday morning to try my luck at Mt.Airy in the Poconos. On the 40 mile ride that morning I recalled my visit this past October when I was able to help a young lady named Rebecca after she had been abandoned, and stranded, by her boyfriend, and I paid for an Uber ride home for her.
    Rebecca has become close to my entire family, and through my grandaughter ( the Matchmaker ) met and was enchanted by one of her co workers, Tyler, and they have been inseparable ever since. They are good friends with Mark, who is now a civilian again and works for me as a technical illustrator, and Ali, his fiancee ( another of my grandaughters match ups ).
    We had just finished dinner last night and had put on the 7:00 pm news when the doorbell rang. Holding 2 bottles of Champagne were Mark, Ali, Rebecca, Tyler, and my grandaughter.. What the Hell ????

    My Grandaughter gives me a Hug, Ali gives me a Hug, my wife gives me a Hug, and then Rebecca gives me a Hug and a Kiss, and raises her left hand to show me a Beautiful Diamond Ring on her finger. Ali stands next to her and asks my grandaughter to stand next to me and they thanked us for what we have done for them, and Mark and Tyler.

    Tears flowed, Champagne Corks popped, Camera flashes looked like lightning, and smiles and laughter filled the evening...

    The Casino's never gave me a new car, or Grand Jackpots, but they gave me Mark and Rebecca, on two very special mornings, and they will always be my greatest rewards..
    I am a firm believer that we are placed in other peopleís lives to help them or sometimes to be helped by them, and you are a fine example of that. Itís amazing how one encounter with a stranger can not only change their lives but the lives of so many others.


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    I am so glad I came on here this morning before the first bell rang and students arrived. It is a very drizzly day here and your fabulous news has brightened my Wednesday and made me smile. I can't imagine the joy and laughter that you all experienced celebrating together! And you all deserve it
    Home is where the heart is but any spare change I find goes in the Vegas Fund!

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    Incredible Story!! .. Andy, You are a Gift!! !!
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    Bettin Man.... Andy... ( I like that name...) A week ago I was listening to a man named Joe Dispenza. He was giving a talk on how to change your life. He told us to find the place within us where the heart is... and listen to it. He played a few videos ( I could not see them, but could hear them.... they were what we would call "feel good" stories... said that when you can "feel" what the story wishes you to feel.... joy, love, compassion... that THAT is God..... that you are connected to Him when you feel those feelings. Your story today..... was one of those stories.... made me feel God. Thank you...

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    Whooo hoooo! I was wondering about Rebecca, so your update is fun to hear. I can just picture the happy scene.
    Your granddaughter was born too late. She would have been the village matchmaker.
    Good job, Andy.


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    Bettinman,
    You are an inspiration to us all that good things can still happen to good people. I am so happy to hear the good news. With all the crazy stuff happening in this world today it is stories like this that brighten my day.
    One of these days I want to meet you. Keep up the good work and tell your Granddaughter to keep up the good work also. I hope God continues to bless you and your family.

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    Have been expecting this announcement, so happy to read it. It filled my heart..now I am looking forward to two upcoming weddings. You are blessed by God, and even more blessed are those people you care about. ❤️


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    What a wonderful story, and you are a blessing to them all :-)


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    The doorbell Rang.

    Wonderful, wonderful (didnít Lawrence Welk use to say that? ) So glad for your family and how you changed that girls life and how happy she is now!!!


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