To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE


SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

[Watch] This 11-Year-Old's Reaction to Life-changing, Great News Will Warm Your Heart

Aimee Herd : Oct 11, 2017  KUTV.com

"...a sweet reminder today that life can be, and still is, beautiful in spite of it all." –Jackie Alexander

(South Jordan, Utah)—In case you've been like me of late—scanning the headlines, looking for SOME good news—you'll appreciate the following story, which a co-worker sent me today (thank you Peter). It's positively heart-warming! (Screengrab: Instagram/via KUTV.com)

It seems last Monday, a sixth-grader at American Heritage School in South Jordan, Utah, received some fantastic news, and her reaction, which was caught on the school's security camera, will make your day.

According to the KUTV report, Tannah Butterfield learned that a judge had approved her foster parents' request to adopt her, and her younger brother and sister—Tannah was elated!

Privileged to share with Tannah the good news was school office manager—and family friend—Jackie Alexander. That's when the overjoyed little girl jumped into Jackie's arms in a 'wild embrace.'

Jackie posted the video online to share the joy, saying later, "I had to let people know there's a lot going on in the world, a lot of sadness but you know what? There's joy that happens every day."

That video has since gone viral. You can watch it by clicking here.  

Along with the video, Jackie wrote:

"Some Mondays are better than others. 

"I share this with permission from the parent of this student. 

"This is pure testament that in a world full of turmoil and strife, there is still light and joy to be found in little everyday moments. 

"A dear family I know has been fighting for as long as I can remember to adopt 3 of their foster children that attend our school. It's been hard to watch them fight this emotional battle. My love has grown for this family and I have learned so much from them as they have tried to remain positive despite many setbacks. Today my phone rang at my desk and it was my friend Jen telling me things FINALLY had come to an end and the courts were going to let them ADOPT the children!! She asked me if I would be sure to tell her sweet girl when she came to my desk for her daily visit. She knew she would want to know right away because she had been so worried. I don't think even I could understand myself what that moment would feel like. Our security cameras caught the moment perfectly. I cry as I type this. In 12 years at this job, this is by far my best moment ever!! To tell a little girl that she gets her family forever takes the cake. I can't even describe that hug...and thank heavens her mom doesn't mind that I kissed her a million times, and a million more after the film cuts off. A moment needed after waking up to another morning of devastating news on t.v....but a sweet reminder today that life can be and still is beautiful in spite of it all." 

As my co-worker pointed out, this beautifully illustrates the great joy we can have when we realize that—through Jesus—God has adopted us into His forever family.

"So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God's Spirit when He adopted you as His own children. Now we call Him, 'Abba, Father.'" –Rom. 8:15.







SHARE THIS ARTICLE Printer friendly version of this page

To receive daily emails from Breaking Christian News to your inbox CLICK HERE

Other Recent Articles from Breaking Christian News

British Election: Conservative Landslide; Anti-Semitic Socialist Left-Wing Loses Big

'Sad Day for the Country': House Judiciary Committee Votes to Impeach Trump

Judge Removed in Case as Texas Father Fights to Keep Ex from Turning Their 7-Year-Old Son into a Girl

FCC Votes Unanimously to Establish Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline Number: a 'Game Changer'

Jewish Worshippers Are Praying on the Temple Mount for the First Time in Decades

Church Pays Off $10,000 of Walmart Layaway Accounts for Families ahead of Christmas

'I Know There's a Family Out There': Hopeful 12-Year-Old Foster Child Trusting God to Find Him a Forever Home

How to De-Stress and Be Merry This Christmas

Pray for Today's British Election: Brexit, Anti-Semitism on the Ballot

Trump Vows to 'Crush Monstrous Evil of Anti-Semitism' as New Video Shows Recent Horrific Anti-Semitic Attack at NJ Market

50th Appellate Court Appointment for President Trump Brings a Shift in the Ninth Circuit from Its Fiercely Liberal Past

'Scandalous' Report: Unless It's Stopped, US Federal Workers Will Be Funding Chinese Companies 'Designed to Kill American Service Men and Women'

Pro-Life Victory: One Third of Independent Abortion Clinics in US Have Closed Since 2012

Christian Worship Leaders Share About Recent Visit to the White House for 'Faith Briefing', to Pray for President Trump, and Lift Up the Name of Jesus There

Franklin Graham Festival Shines Light of Christ Over Cambodia's Dark Past; Over 800 Come to Jesus

Star From Nickelodeon Hit Sitcom 'Kenan and Kel' Announces He is Now a Licensed Minister

'Immense Bravery in the Line of Fire': Three Sailors Killed in Pensacola Naval Air Station Shooting Awarded 'Wings of Gold'

'We've Been Silent Too Long': Texas Towns Take a Stand, Become Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn

'He's Completely Remarkable': Boy Born With No Brain Makes Incredible Progress after Parents Urged to Abort

'This Is a Truly Historic and Important Moment for Jewish Americans': President Trump to Sign Executive Order Addressing Anti-Semitism in US Education



Search the Articles Archives

Keyword:  
Author:  
Words Posted On:  
Day Month Year



BCN Plus

An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement
An BCN Paid Advertisement
Follow BCN on Twitter
Are You Praying for Our Government Leaders?
BCN Staff

Steve Shultz
Steve Shultz, Managing Editor
Founder and Owner


Aimee Herd
Aimee Herd, Editor


BCN Plus
Are You Praying for President Trump?
 
 
BCN Contact Info

All articles on this site and emails from BCN are copyrighted property of Breaking Christian News. Permission is given to link to, or share a BCN story if proper attribution is given to both the original writer and summarizer of the story. Breaking Christian News 2005-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Breaking Christian News is a division of Elijah List Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Disclaimer: Articles and links, as well as the source articles linked to; do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Breaking Christian News.

editor@breakingchristiannews.com