Auburn’s last second miracle

I was but one of the multitude with eyes glued on the final second of play in the Iron Bowl at Jordan-Hare Stadium last night. That alone is a miracle, as I had just turned to that channel to watch another program which was supposed to soon air.

One second remained on the clock. Alabama had made other failed attempts at a 57 foot field goal in an effort to break the 28-28 tie with Auburn. Again the attempt by Adam Griffith failed, but this time Coach Gesmatzahn had instructed Chris Davis to be poised to intercept the ball–a move so unexpected that it worked like a charm. Davis bolted around and through Alabama’s stunned tackles to complete a 109 foot touchdown, winning the game and clinching their shot at the SEC championship! Wow, what a play!

Even if your not an Auburn fan or are even not a normal sports enthusiast, one has to admire this remarkable accomplishment.

Moral of the story: Never give up, even in the face of what seems insurmountable odds.

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Never, ever give up –Diana Nyad

Just a few weeks ago, 64-year-old New York author and journalist Diana Nyad became the first person to ever swim from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida without a shark cage. Her first attempt was in 1975 at her age 28, after other remarkable feats had been achieved. Other attempts were made in July, 2010, September, 2011 and August, 2012.

After her great success this year, Nyad admonished others with life goals, “Never, ever give up!”

Now some are claiming she must have cheated. Why don’t we celebrate success? Three cheers for Diana!

Several St. Clair Publications books tell remarkable true stories about persons who overcame dire circumstances.

A Teacher’s Prayer by Tammy M. Brown is the moving positive adventures of Tammy as a young girl. When her father was killed in a freak accident, her mother went through great depression, anxiety and wrecking relationships. Tammy suffered much abuse and ended up in a children’s home. But one of her teachers didn’t give up on her. Read about the positive end results in a book that has touched many people.

Pieces of My Heart, originally published by Xlibris, is Katy O. Ishee’s true story of parental abuse, the birth of a child which was ripped from her, shock treatment given her to make her forget, and a lifelong search for her son.

Both of these authors have told their story in many publications and on TV.

My novella, Quinn, though slightly fictionalized for effect, is based on the true story of my mentally challenged uncle, James Lansing David Vinson (1917-1936), and how when he was taken away from the family, my grandfather refused to accept this and got him back, moving across the country. Without this turn of events, I would never have been born.

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