Miracles do happen – this will touch your heart!

MIRACLES DO HAPPEN

By

Joyce Ray Wheeler

(b. January 4, 1926- d. November 1 2012)tornado

As an only child, I played by myself a lot, but I listened to adult conversation. One subject often discussed at family gatherings was “How Jenny died.” I stopped still as a mouse to listen to this story. I knew my father had four brothers and two sisters. I knew that all of them lived in rural Kentucky with income primarily from their bits of land.

As I listened about Aunt Jenny I heard terms like “tornado” and “cyclone.” One uncle remarked that a cyclone’s terrible winds whirl inward whereas a tornado whirled outward over a large area. He said that it was a cyclone that “killed Jenny.” Jenny was in their small wooden house and was killed instantly. Her husband had a head injury. [The term the family used was that he was “addled” for the rest of his life.]Tornado_in_southwestern_Oklahoma_on_November_7,_2011

And now begins the miracle. In this family there were two children: a four year old girl and a two year old brother. They were found one mile away rolled up tightly in their bed’s mattress, completely safe and sound. This was the part of the “how Jenny died” story that thrilled my young heart.

Oh yes! God was there!

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About Joyce Ray Wheeler

Joyce Ray Wheeler was born in Kentucky, but after marriage and two sons she and her husband, Dr. Ruric Wheeler she moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 1953. She was a former school teacher for a short while.  She was active in the Faculty Wives Club at Samford University and a member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School classes for women for many years. She enjoyed travel, her grandchildren and writing her memories. Joyce passed away November 2, 2012. Her obituary and memorial can be seen at: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Joyce-Wheeler&lc=4394&pid=160800084&mid=5294496

About Joyce Ray Wheeler

Joyce Ray Wheeler was born in Kentucky, but after marriage and two sons she and her husband, Dr. Ruric Wheeler she moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 1953. She was a former school teacher for a short while.  She was active in the Faculty Wives Club at Samford University and a member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School classes for women for many years. She enjoyed travel, her grandchildren and writing her memories. Joyce passed away November 2, 2012. Her obituary and memorial can be seen at: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Joyce-Wheeler&lc=4394&pid=160800084&mid=5294496

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