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94-year-old Woman Finally Tries On Dream Wedding Dress That Was Once Forbidden

There was a time, not that long ago when women of color were not allowed in clothing shops. For one woman in particular this meant that even on her wedding day, she couldn't go shopping for her dream wedding dress.

It wasn't until she was 94 years old, that she was able to rewrite her history.

Wedding Dresses Are A Staple

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How many young girls dream of their wedding dress long before even meeting their husbands? The answer is many. The wedding dress is a staple in the dream wedding fantasy. It's meant to make the bride feel the most beautiful she has ever felt, as she transitions into a new chapter of her life.

It's symbolic of her coming of age, as she leaves her innocent childhood behind and starts her own family. Yet not all women get the opportunity to wear one.

Meet Martha Mae Ophelia Moon Tucker

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​This is Martha Mae Ophelia Moon Tucker. When she was a little girl, she dreamed of a fairytale wedding in which she could feel beautiful in a big white dress.

She married back in 1952, except all her wedding dreams were shattered. At the time Black women weren't allowed to shop inside bridal shops.

A Forbidden Act

As a Black woman in Alabama at the time, Martha had to accept the hard truth. Looking back she explains: "I've always wanted a wedding dress but I couldn't have one" Not only was she not able to have it, but it was completely forbidden for her to even try on the dress she had imagined: an embroidered white gown with a lace overlay and long sleeves.

Her grandaughters explained to the Washington Post in an interview: "she wasn't even thinking about buying a wedding dress because she knew she couldn't go in the store."

She Had A Small Ceremony Instead

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Martha ended up settling for a small wedding ceremony in her pastor's living room. She didn't even have a wedding dress. Even till this day, she had a hard time talking about the memory as she explains: : "I've always have been sad about it because I felt like I should have been able to wear it if I wanted to."

Fast forward to the present day and Martha has raised a whole family who loves her. So, granddaughters decided to take matters into their own hands.

They Surprised Her With A Fitting

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One day while watching the 1988 film "Coming to America" with her granddaughter, Martha told her "I've always wanted to wear a wedding dress. I've been wanting to do that for a long time, ever since I got married."

So her granddaughter Angela Strozer decided that her grandma deserved to live out her dream, even if it was belated. So she booked a fitting a David's bridal and invited the whole family. They all surprised her with the fitting of her dreams!

"A Dream Differed Is Not A Dream Denied"

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Martha's story is a reminder that dreams have no deadlines. just because they haven't happened yet, doesn't mean they never will. Martha may not have had her dream wedding in 1952 but instead, her path blessed her with a wonderful family who would later honor her dream when the time was right.

Speaking on the experience, her granddaughter said in an interview: "I just wanted to do this for her, I wanted her to understand that a dream deferred didn't have to be a dream denied."

Dreams Really Do Come True At All Ages

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It didn't take long in the appointment before Martha found a dress that matched exactly the description of the one she always had envisioned for herself. She excitedly told her family "That dress has my name on it, my dream had come true,"

As soon as she had it on there wasn't a dry face in the room. Her smile was shining and it touched the heart of everyone sharing the moment with her. It turns out you're never too old to have your dreams come true!

Are You Still Searching For Your Purpose?

Dreams only come true when you know what those dreams are. It's okay to feel a little lost in discovering them. Luckily the science of Numerology can reveal about you!

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Homeless Man Found Long-Lost Sister After 20 Years, But That Wasn't Even The Miracle

You know what the best part of hardships is? It's the light at the end of the tunnel. No matter how dim, or even nonexistent it may seem for a while, it's always there, waiting for you at your destination.

Logan's story didn't see the light for a whole 20 years, which for the young man was a whole lifetime. Yet, he didn't let life's hardest tests get him down and he always held on to the hope of finding that light, till one day he did. He thought reuniting with his lost sister would be the light he was looking for this whole time. Except his sister was already living with her own family at that point...

To find the light at the end of your tunnel, you need to understand your purpose and your potential so that you can take control of your emotions, your life, and your future. Take a quick zodiac reading here to find out what your universe has to say about you right now.

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Life Was Hard From The Very Beginning

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Logan's hardships started from the day he was born. For whatever reason, his parents didn't feel fit to raise him, so he was put up for adoption when he was just a toddler. Not all kids get lucky and get adopted when they get put in the system.

Unfortunately for Logan, no family wanted to keep him and he was sent from one foster home to the next until he reached the age of 18. Considered an adult, he aged out of the system and had no choice but to become homeless. All he had ever wanted was a family but instead, he grew up his whole life feeling alone.

A Social Worker Who Cared

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Fortunately, all it takes to make a difference in someone's life is finding one person who cares. For Logan, it was his social worker. Once his 11 years in the foster care system were up, Logan's caseworker was determined to find him a good place to live. So far, all his living arrangements had been temporary, and he had never had a place to call home. For a time, Logan even lived in his car.

Looking carefully through his files, they discovered that Logan actually had a biological sister named Shyann who was already living with a good family. The caseworker hoped and prayed that the family would also take an interest in Logan, so she called up Shyan's adoptive mother.

Logan Was Deemed To Be "Toxic"

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The caseworker was hoping Robert and Ara Hunt, Shyanna's parents would welcome Logan but that wasn't the case. The family already had 3 adopted children and they were afraid that Logan would disrupt the dynamic that they had created for their family.

Logan's sister was 12 years old at the time and the family was afraid that her biological homeless brother, who was living in a car, would be toxic to their family. In an interview, tey explained: : “We wanted nothing to do with him. We didn’t know anything about him. We were afraid.”

A Television Segment That Reflected The Truth

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You wouldn't think that television is where you'd find the truth and have your whole perspective changed but that was the case for Logan.

The Hunt family saw a local television segment about Logan's journey out of foster cre and it completely changed their mind on the young man. That piece changed the father Robert Hunt’s mind about the 18-year-old. The father said in an interview: “I was just knocked down. I think I’m a pretty good judge of character, and I saw the good character in him."

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From Tragedy To Blessings

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Up until then, Logan had known nothing but rejection. He told USA Today how the constant rejection that his life made him feel “empty” and “alone," and he felt as though he had “nothing to look forward to.”

Right when Logan thought his life couldn't get worse, he got into a car accident. Yet, he had no idea that this tragedy would turn into a blessing too. Ara went to go visit him in the hospital, and she ended up bringing him home with her. He had no idea another miracle would be waiting for him at her home.

Happily More After

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Logan went back to meet his sister and her newfound family thinking the reunion itself would be his miracle while he recovered from the accident. He believed his stay with the family would be temporary just like all his past ones.

As he bonded with the family, Logan fit right in. It didn't take long before the Hunt family performed a second miracle and decided to start the process of adopting Logan! It was finally Logan's chance to reach the light of the end of the tunnel and become part of a family just like he always wanted.

New Beginnings

Logan's life at almost 20 years old was just starting. After 13 years of temporary living arrangements, he finally found his forever home. It turns out that hope and patience were all he needed and the universe had a plan for him all along.

These kinds of stories can happen to anyone. You might think you're never going to catch a break, but there's a light waiting for you too. Are you still searching for your life purpose? You won't believe what the science of Numerology can reveal about you

The numerology of your birth date, regardless of what month you were born, can reveal surprising information about your personality and that's. a good place to start.

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