Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Heart of GOLD ...


I just had to share this with you all because I am just so proud! You've heard me speak before in other posts about my granddaugher Morgan ... and again she has made her Nanna VERY PROUD. Let me explain ...
Morgan is a beautiful 17 year old young woman with a heart of GOLD!! She is a senior at Leetonia High School, Field Commander for the HS band, works with Hospice, took courses at Kent State over the summer to learn how to "sign" with hopes of going on after high school into Speech Pathology.
This is the time of the year in the High Schools for the annual Homecoming Game & Dance. Needless to say Morgan (Mo as we call her) could have her pick of young men to escort her to the dance but instead chose to make another young lady very happy.
Please meet Felicia! Morgan also races a Junior Dragster on the 1/8 mile track at Quaker City Raceway. That is where she met Felicia and became great friends. Felicia has Cereble Palsy. It goes without saying that unlike most senior high girls, Felicia has not had the opportunity to go to many dances. Well, "my Morgan" with her big heart changed that ... she invited Felicia to accompany her to the Homecoming Dance at Leetonia High earlier this month. They had a wonderful time and Felicia was thrilled to experience what every young girl should have the chance to experience ... her 1st high school dance!
OUR Morgan is growing into quite an extraordinary young woman and I know the Good Lord has as much a hand in that as do her parents. How blessed are we!!! Thanks for letting me share this little story with you. I'll have more "Morgan" news to come ... you saw my short post about the "Soogy Senior Night" ... well I just ordered photographs that were taken during that rainy evening by the local newspaper. When they arrive I'll share them with you. It does a Grandma's heart good to be able to brag to such a large audience, LOL!! Thanks Everyone!!

20 comments:

  1. Morgan is beautiful and she does have a heart of gold! I know you are beaming with pride. She had good models to demonstrate that amount of compassion and kindness! Blessings,
    Kim xXx
    My Auntie is here visiting from Lorain...

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  2. Oh Darlene!!! I am crying reading this post. I got goosebumps when I saw the title of this posting, just because I knew that it would be a beautiful story. What a wonderful way to end my night, not only is she gorgeous, her inner beauty makes her the most stunning young woman I have ever seen. Thank you for reminding us about the important things in life. Hugs to Morgan from all of us mom, grandmas, aunties, sisters - she has made us all proud!!

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  3. I am happy to add that by the end of the evening the other students at Leetonia were pulling Felicia onto the dance floor. She had such a wonderful evening. She loves to dance!!! Her happy spirit is contangious. Food for thought...Mo wants to work with "disadvantaged" people because they are always happy. In her words they have the most reason to be annoyed and grumpy, but they're always happy. Thanks for posting Mom...yes we are all very proud of Mo!!!

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  4. Gosh,

    I'm in tears here. Your granddaughter is a rare find Dar. I'm proud of her for you girl. WTG Mo!!!

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  5. Wow Darlene, no wonder you are so proud of her...she truly is an amazing young woman! Both of them are absolutely gorgeous in this picture, and I smile every time I look up at it.

    It does not surprise me...Morgan sounds a lot like her Nanna...full of love and compassion!

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  6. Morgan is absolutely a beautiful girl inside and out. So much to be proud of. Thanks for sharing this awesome photo and heart of gold story.

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  7. What a totally amazing granddaughter you are blessed with. It is so heart warming to read about a young person with such a big heart. You are very fortunate to be a part of the witness of such kindness and compassion that is more often lacking in the youth of today. Congratulations to her parents and you her grandparents for raising such a fabulous young woman. Pat

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  8. I am not surprised by Morgan's generosity and caring. She has had two great teachers in you and Carolyn. I believe God has some great things in store for Morgan. She is a beautiful young lady on the inside as well as the outside.
    Thanks for sharing this touching story and picture with us.

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  9. What an amazing girl that your granddaughter is! Brought tears to my eyes too. Makes you feel good to know that there are selfless souls in the world that take pleasure in helping others. Thank you for sharing your story with us. Wish I could see a story like this every single day. Congrats to you and your daughter for your awesome parenting to give the world the gift of your Granddaughter.

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  10. What an extoardinary granddaughter you have...tears are rolling while reading this post. The kindness that she showed her friend is without words! I don't even know Morgan and I am proud of her so I can only imagine how proud you are of her too!!! WAY TO GO MORGAN!! :)

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  11. What a wonderful story Darlene and a fabulous granddaughter you have!! You should be extremely proud!

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  12. Darlene, this is truly a heartwarming story!!! You know you are very blessed to have such an amazing granddaughter. They both look absolutely GORGEOUS in this picture and I am sure that Felicia had the time of her life. You have all the right to be a proud Nana as this shows right here how your Mo was raised...don't judge follow your heart and she sure did follow her heart by taking this young lady to the ball instead of being taken by a young man. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  13. Wow what an inspiring story! They are both very beautiful. And your granddaughter is quite exceptional. It's so nice to know that their are young people that are kind, caring, selfless and generous. Your granddaughter did a wonderful thing and I'm sure she is a blessing to many others.
    So heartwarming. Your post has touched me. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. What a sweet, sweet granddaughter you have!! Such a wonderful act of kindness. They both look so beautiful!

    Hugs, Tammy

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  15. Darlene, what an amazingly beautiful story about an amazingly beautiful young lady! You should be proud of her....such a wonderful selfless act of kindness. One that deserves recognition for sure. The photo is gorgeous and I'm sure that Felicia will remember this for the rest of her life. Kudos to your family for raising such an honorable young lady!
    Touched my heart!
    TFS
    Hugs,
    Charlotte
    XXX

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  16. Dar she sounds like quite a special young lady! Makes your heart beam, huh?! :)
    blessings, Maria

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  17. WOW!! Dar, this young lady is sooo beautiful inside AND out!! I can clearly understand why you'd want to post about her!! Very remarkable indeed and we need more people like her!! TFS!! HUGS

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  18. truly beautiful! both the story and the girls! no wonder you are so proud! I would be busting my buttons, too! she must take after someone we all know and love...... grins! :)

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  19. Oh! You made me tear up on this one! What a special couple of young ladies!

    You are so right to be proud! Give her a big hug and thanks for me. We need more people like her in our world!

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  20. wow guys thanks for all the comments. i just love helping other people. i hate when i see people like MY felicia standing alone becasue people are to busy staring or shying away and talking about her instead of just giving her a simple hello and asking her if she needs a hand with anything. she is such an inspiration to me everytime i am at that race track and she is always smiling and making friends with every racer young old or in between. she can make a tree smile and that is not a very big stretch from the truelth. i love my girl to death she is like a sister to me.

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Darlene