One day, Laura’s husband had left her, completely out of the blue. It was unexpected, and she was absolutely heartbroken. One of the worst parts about the whole thing was that Laura had her own exciting news to share before everything came crashing down around her. However, she ended up getting her revenge.
For a long time, Laura assumed her marriage was a happy one. That is, until one day, Laura came home to find a note written for her from her husband, Jack. Jack had left Laura for her sister, and he thought the right thing to do was write Laura a letter.
A Massive Curveball
But, he didn’t know what happened at the time he was writing the note. Laura threw him a massive curveball he could have never seen coming. What exactly did she have up her sleeve?
The Heartbreaking Letter
As she was reading the letter her husband left her, Laura was having a really hard time keeping it together. All she could think was ‘well, that’s the end of a seven-year marriage’. Her reaction is only natural. Most everyone in her position would also feel the same way.
She was seriously struggling with absorbing the words she was reading. To top it off, Jack started his letter by addressing her ‘Dear wife’. The letter began with him telling her that he was leaving her forever. Why didn’t he just tell her in person?
The finality of the statement and the bluntness of it seemed so drastic and out of nowhere. Laura had no idea that Jack was feeling that way. She realized how terrible their communication was if she was oblivious to problems that existed between them.
Before she got home, Laura was in a great mood due to the amazing news she had just gotten. Laura was on cloud nine, simply ecstatic with her recent discovery. Unfortunately, her mood dissipated right as she pulled into their driveway.
A Hard Confession To Hear
She couldn’t wait to share the news with her husband, but she got home to find the surprising confession laid out on the kitchen table. That surely put a damper on her mood, not to mention, she wasn’t in the mood to share her exciting news anymore, with Jack, let alone anyone.
Her Own Sister
Not only was her husband leaving her, but he was leaving her for her very own sister. Jack’s letter claimed he was a good man and husband to Laura for all seven years of their marriage, and yet, he had ‘nothing to show for it’.
The Last Straw
He also wrote that the previous two weeks had been terrible for him. When Laura’s boss called to say she had just quit her job, that was the last straw for Jack. He decided enough was enough and he was out.
The Moment Has Passed
But, that wasn’t all. Jack had a lot to say, and so he wrote. In the letter, Jack said that the week before, Laura came home and hadn’t even noticed that Jack had a new haircut and was wearing a new pair of silk boxers.
He complained that Laura ate her dinner in two minutes and then went straight to bed after watching her soap shows. He wrote about how Laura didn’t tell she loves him anymore and how he didn’t want anything that connects them as a married couple.
Signed, Your Ex
Jack ended the letter with the accusation that Laura either cheated on him or she didn’t love him anymore. He wrote that it didn’t matter which it was since he was gone. Then, he signed the letter, ‘your EX husband’.
Don’t Come Looking
If that wasn’t bad enough, the worst part of the letter was coming up. Jack added a postscript that told Laura not to try and find him since he and her sister were moving to West Virginia together. Can you believe it?!
By this point, Laura had been having such a good day, but the letter of betrayal left by her husband was too much for her. Not only because her husband of seven years had left her, but because he was leaving her for her own sister!
The Perfect Time
As it turns out, the letter from Jack came to Laura at the perfect time. If he had waited just one more day to write that letter, Laura wouldn’t have known about how he really felt. She wouldn’t have known about him cheating on her with her sister.
Lots Of Cash
You might be wondering what the amazing news Laura had just gotten was. Well, it’s quite extraordinary to say the least. We’ll give you a hint…it involves money and a lot of it! Hmm, let’s see what her big secret was…
Well…she had just won the lottery. The lottery! So, even though she was upset and hurt from the letter and from losing her husband, she was also happy that she won the lottery and now had loads of cash.
Meeting In College
When they first met, Laura and Jack were in college. However, they didn’t have a special connection at first. Even though they were studying for exams together and spent a lot of time in the library, nothing happened at first. Jack ended up dropping out of college and becoming a bartender.
Neither Jack nor Laura had any idea that their love story wouldn’t last forever. When they first met, they came from totally opposite places in life. Maybe this led to the ultimate downfall of their marriage.
Laura came from a wealthy family and was working hard studying in college. On the other hand, Jack had a part-time job as a bartender and didn’t really have any ambitions otherwise. Laura’s parents were not for her and Jack getting married – at all.
Romeo And Juliet
From the beginning of the relationship, Laura’s parents didn’t approve of her and Jack together since they wanted Laura to have more than Jack was able to offer. However, it was too late by then – Laura was already in love with Jack and didn’t care about what her parents thought.
A Love Story
Jack was convinced his love for Laura was enough since she was stubborn and wouldn’t let Jack go easily. While Laura’s parents didn’t approve of the relationship at all, they put too much pressure on Laura, leading her to push back against them.
So, Laura decided to move in with Jack. However, seven years later, her biggest regret was not listening to her parents all those years ago. After everything that transpired, parents really do know best.
The Recent Grad
Right after Laura graduated college, she moved into Jack’s one-bedroom apartment with him. Everything was seemingly going great, however, things slowly took a turn. It was all so new for the recent college graduate.
Full Of Hope
While Jack was used to his apartment, it was small and grimy. The paint on the walls was all old and jaded, the heater never worked, and the maintenance level was low. All the same, Laura held on to the hope that made her believe things would all get better in time.
She was also enthusiastic about everything since she had never lived with her boyfriend before. It was all so new to her. Laura finally felt like her life was coming together- she had met the love of her life! Little did she know…
Laura felt like the least she deserved was for Jack to discuss his feelings with her in person, but it was already too late for that. However, Laura still wanted to tell Jack the good news, but now all she could think about was the bombshell.
She wanted to tell him how big of a mistake he made. She felt like getting revenge. Throughout their years of financial struggles, Laura always hoped she would get lucky with the lottery. It seems it came at the perfect moment.
This story could have been very different. It could have been a love story about two people overcoming difficulties to stay together and make their marriage work, living happily ever after. But, this isn’t one of those stories.
Coming To An End
Over time, Jack and Laura’s marriage began to crumble. Their relationship was beautiful while it lasted, but it came to an end, just like other good things do. Sometimes, it’s the mundane everyday aspects of life and the relationship itself that bring it to an end.
The Life She Knew
Before she read the letter Jack wrote to her, Jack meant the world to Laura. All she ever wanted was to be with him, even if he couldn’t provide her with the life she grew up with and was used to.
It Didn’t Feel Right
Since they got together, the couple had to be careful and safe with money. That’s when Laura agreed to help Jack financially. She got a waitressing job at a restaurant near their apartment. A few years later, however, she began getting suspicious.
Laura just wanted to spend all her time with Jack, so she frequently went to visit him at the bar he worked at. The main reason she did this was to spend some more time with him, but after a while of doing this, she began seeing hints that Jack might be cheating on her.
People who were at the bar started looking at her oddly, but Laura ignored her own suspicions. As we all know, she should have gone with her intuitions. Later on she learned that her feelings of uncertainty were more than just feelings.
Throughout the years, Laura kept chancing it and buying lottery tickets, even though she lost time and time again. For some reason, she felt differently when buying this lotto ticket. She had faith in this ticket and its ability to be a winner.
Eventually, Laura won a lottery draw. She couldn’t believe it! Her dedication for all of those years finally paid off! The best part of the situation was that her husband left her before she got the chance to tell him!
After winning, the first thing she did was book two tickets to Hawaii for her and Jack to celebrate the win. However, as soon as she read the letter from him, she obviously didn’t want to go on holiday with him, or see him ever again.
Not A Cent
She wanted to make him see that he wasn’t going to get a single cent of her lottery money and that she didn’t want him back either. Go girl go! We can’t even believe Jack’s shock after hearing the news. He was probably banging his head against a wall.
The Big Win
Despite being upset by her husband’s letter, Laura couldn’t help feeling happy about winning the lottery. She was beginning to wonder what she would do with the money. She wondered if she could travel the world, buy a big house, a fancy car, or even a yacht.
The first thing she wanted to do was reply to Jack. She began her letter with the words ‘Dear ex-husband’ and went on to tell him how it felt to get his letter. She said that despite being together for seven years, he was nowhere near a good man to her.
She then said that the ‘favorite meal’ he had cooked for her must have been for her sister all along. Especially since she stopped eating pork before the two even met. However, she was nowhere near finished with what she wanted to say.
The Real Jack
When Laura saw Jack in his new boxers and turned away, she explained it was because she saw the $49.99 price tag on them and hoped it was a coincidence. Why? Because her sister had borrowed $50 from her that very morning.
Tried To Deny It
All the same, Laura still loved him and wanted to work on things with him. It seems that all those suspicions she had about Jack being unfaithful were, in fact, real, even though she didn’t want to believe them.
The Lottery Win
Just to clarify, Laura wrote that the only reason she quit her job that day was that she won $15 million in the lottery. She thought spending time with him was more important than sitting at a desk working all day.
The Real Reason
However, once she read the letter, all that changed. If only he knew the real reason she quit her job! She told him that everything happens for a reason, and she hoped he got the life fulfillment he always wanted.
Laura was seriously struggling with her feelings of rejection and betrayal. She knew she had to cope with them before she could think about how she would spend the lottery money.
It was quite a lot of cash, and she needed to have her head on straight before making any decisions. The whole thing was so overwhelming to her, she had so much to think about. Winning the lottery is no walk in the park!
Laura had to figure out how much Jack would get, seeing as he was her husband, so she called her lawyer. His name is Jason Kurland and he specializes in people winning the lottery. She told him the whole story, including the letter Jack wrote to her.
He specialized in clients who won the lottery, but the husband, now ex-husband situation was something entirely new to him. Who would have thought you could blind-side even the most experienced lawyers!
A Deep Dark Secret
Laura’s lawyer said that since Jack wrote her that letter, he made it certain that he wouldn’t get any of her lottery money. Laura included in the letter something she wasn’t sure if she’d ever told Jack before or anyone outside of her family for that matter.
Not Always Carla
Her sister, Carla, was actually born Carl. He was born a boy and later transitioned to a woman. She wrote that she hoped that wouldn’t be a problem for Jack. We’re not sure if that’s true or not, but it’s still a great way to end a letter!
Despite thinking she would never win it, the possibility of winning the lottery was always such a thrill for Laura. She just kept on trying. There’s no doubt that this day was eventful for Laura. Talk about a turn of events!
Highs & Lows
Between winning $15 million in the lottery and then finding out her husband was leaving her for her sister, Laura had plenty of emotions running through her. Such a high and then such a low, she went through so much emotionally that day.
The reaction Laura had to Jack leaving her for her sister is actually the last thing Jack would have expected. Ultimately, it was the best revenge Laura could ever get. Especially since Laura told him her sister was once her brother.
But, with tickets to Hawaii already booked and paid for, Laura knew she had to go on vacation anyway, and she could do whatever she wanted with her newfound freedom. It was a fabulous getaway she fully enjoyed on her own!
A Different Ending
Even though she suspected he might have been cheating on her, Laura always loved Jack. It was also because of this that she booked them both tickets to Hawaii as soon as she found out she won the lottery.
Stronger And Wiser
However, as you are well aware, things worked out differently than Laura had planned. Life always throws us curveballs, but the people who can handle them usually end up stronger and wiser.
It was now crystal clear that Jack had been unfaithful to her and decided to leave her behind. She knew now was her chance to embrace her freedom and create a new life for herself. She felt more empowered than ever before.
A Better Life
Despite her mixed feelings about Jack and Carla, and how the day was a whirlwind for Laura, she was still happy. She knew her suspicions were correct and that she now had the chance to change her life.
While she was in the taxi on the way to the airport, she was so happy knowing her ex-husband has gotten his comeuppance and she was now free to do what she pleased. Especially in Hawaii. We commend her for her bravery!
A Canadian fisherwoman came across something with her boyfriend that was a bit more cheerful than what Laura found out. They were also in for quite a surprise.
Something Up Ahead
They spotted a massive iceberg ahead. As they were navigating around the massive piece of ice, something caught their eye. Although they were used to seeing icebergs every day on the water, this one was different. What could it be?
The sun was exceptionally bright that said day, making it even harder for the crew to get a good look at the massive thing in front of them. When the other two checked out what had caught Allan’s eye, they too noticed something off about this particular iceberg, but, none of them could figure out what it was.
The Iceberg Appears!
As they got closer, they were able to better make out what was in front of them. There was a dark spot on top of the iceberg, but it was still too difficult to make out from their distance. Mallory figured that it was just a seal trying to get some sun on top of the iceberg. However, something about the seal wasn’t quite right.
Taking A Closer Look
Cliff thought that Mallory was right and the creature on the iceberg was just a little seal. They had seen this a lot of times in the years that they had sailed these waters, after all. However, Allan wouldn’t let the matter go. He thought something about it was strange.
What Could It Be?
After looking at the animal through his binoculars, Allen informed the crew that it didn’t have the appearance of a seal at all. Something about how it moved was not the same. After inspecting it more, the whole crew agreed that something about the animal was definitely strange. Allen might be right to think that it was something else. They decided to find out.
Although they still had half a day of fishing to do, they all decided to take an even closer look at the animal on the iceberg. Their curiosity was piqued. They had to find out what was exactly on top of that iceberg, so they chose to have a closer look. The temperature was starting to drop and the wind was picking up when their boat got closer.
It was risky to deviate from their usual route, but Allen managed to convince his friends that they should do just that. If they didn’t do that, they may never find out what the animal was and how bad its situation was.
They decided that they must find out. While the other two didn’t think that the situation was a dire one, Allen convinced them to check things out. They would, after all, regret leaving a suffering aminal out in the cold to die. With their decision made, the crew sailed closer to the iceberg.
It immediately became apparent that the animal that was stranded on the iceberg had fur and was soaked through. With the wind chilling the whole place, the small creature wouldn’t make it much longer. In that instant, they knew that they had to do their best to help. Even though they had no idea what the animal was, they still reacted automatically in the most compassionate way possible.
It was vital that they take things slow as they move towards the ice-filled water. A single piece of ice under their boat could damage it, or worse, cause it to capsize and leave them stranded as well, just like the animal that they were trying to save. They didn’t want that to happen, so they were alert in keeping an eye out for dangerous objects.
To make things more hectic for the trio, the waves started to get higher and higher, too. The boat’s movement became more precarious and Mallory had to warn the others to be more careful. The three felt a mix of curiosity and excitement as they got nearer. However, they still need to tread carefully. Two members of the crew kept a close watch on potential dangers in the water.
Unfortunately, the wind started to get stronger and the waves rocked the boat as well as the iceberg. While the crew could handle the difficult waves, they got worried about the animal’s reaction to the now moving iceberg.
They had to worry about more than just the ice blocks in the water this time. Mallory was scared that the poor creature would decide to jump into the water out of fear. If only they could move a bit closer, she could see enough to figure things out.
Pursuing A Piece Of Ice
With the wind blowing and the waves getting higher, the iceberg was moving farther and farther away from them. The three were very worried now about their boat, each other, and of course, the animal that was now anxiously pacing on the iceberg.
To stay near the iceberg, they had to increase the speed of their boat. This made navigating near the iceberg even trickier. This dangerous situation became even more so due to the fact that it was getting dark soon and they would have to go back to shore before that happened.
Getting A Glimpse
As they approached the iceberg, the trio got a better look of the animal. They could see that its shape was similar to that of a dog and had four legs just like a dog. However, they were quite sure that it was not a puppy that got its way on top of the ice.
The animal was clearly shivering helplessly and was soaking wet. They quickly went to work to save the poor creature. They had to do whatever it took to make sure that the animal didn’t freeze to its death. They did it although they knew that things would become more dangerous for them.
As they moved closer, they finally got to see the animal clearly and were staring at it. It was an Arctic fox. They didn’t have enough time to speculate how the fox got there. The animal was already so cold and weak that birds were circling above it. They had to move quickly or the little fox would soon be lunch!
Not A Family Pet
It appeared that other animals were aware that the fox was dying, so they made a choice quickly. They made up their minds to rescue it and help it live a little bit longer. The crew decided to put their fishing on hold until they have a better idea about the whole situation. With their minds made up, they went on to do it even though it was dangerous for them as well.
A Bold Rescue Attempt
The fox was wet, freezing, and its time was obviously running out. The trio needed to come up with a plan to save it, but they were faced with another huge problem… would the poor creature trust them to save its life?
The three didn’t know if the creature had contact with humans in the past because they knew that animals in the wild could become vicious when cornered. Although their intention was to save it, they may lose the chance to do so if it wouldn’t let them.
A Wild Fox
The first thing that the three friends wanted to do was to tame the animal. With hands stretched out, they approached it while talking quietly, calling the animal to them. It was exactly what would make a tame animal run toward them.
But the Arctic fox was far from a tamed house pet and it tried to get away from them. With no other place to run to, it was virtually trapped on a piece of ice. It just sat there staring at the strange humans who were reaching out to it. The fox would clearly not approach them, but they weren’t going to leave it either.
A Waiting Game
After failing multiple times to lure the fox, the crew finally realized that the fox would not be moving towards them. They needed to be patient and continue waiting. So, they did exactly that and settled in.
Finally, after they had decided to rest for a while and kept the boat floating next to the iceberg, the fox took its first step toward their boat. It obviously realized that the boat may give it a chance to escape. The question was whether it would trust them enough to go with them on board.
The fox approached the fishermen’s boat slowly. However, it was already too weak to leap from the iceberg to the boat. Allen leaned over and carefully picked it up from the ice, bringing it aboard. Finally, they had the fox on the boat with them! Keep reading to see this next amazing discovery that was made…
…The Colorado Springs Fire Department are very used to receiving calls, however, nothing could have even slightly prepared them for what was going to happen next. After receiving a call they hurried to respond to a distress call they received about being tasked to save a litter of puppies from the sewers. After rescuing the puppies and checking on their condition, they realized that what they saved from the gutters wasn’t puppies.
Firefighters have other important tasks besides putting out fires or rushing into burning infrastructures, such as helping people in need and rescuing animals that are in danger, and not just kittens stuck in treetops.
Firefighting Isn’t The Only Thing
While extinguishing fires are a firefighter’s primary objective, it isn’t the only thing they do. Firefighters are expected to be skillful in multiple fields such as providing medical aid, analyze the fireproofing measures of a building, and handling hazardous materials.
Firefighters are expected to move swiftly and accordingly when it comes to responding to dire situations. The Colorado Springs Fire Department has a massive emergency team at the ready to react quickly to as many SOS calls made in the city, and they pride themselves that, for 90% of the time, they can arrive at their destination within 8 minutes.
In the event that they face multiple fire breakouts in different places at the same time, the Colorado Spring Fire Department amassed various equipment to go against the fire. They have a variety of vehicles to fight off the fire, depending on the case scenario. They currently have 11 brush trucks when responding to wildland fires, one air supply tries, one hazardous material decontamination vehicle, and one hose wagon.
Like Any Other Day
It was just another day for the Colorado Spring Fire Department when they were about to rescue the pups. Everything was exactly how it was supposed to be, and they had already finished with their inspections and check-ups. The coffee was prepared, and reports had already been filed accordingly. However, what seemed to be a typical day becomes unforgettable because of a rather peculiar call.
A Particular Phone Call
That typical day suddenly changed when they received a call to save an animal. After asking for more information about the situation, they proceeded with responding accordingly. They felt that the task wasn’t complicated, since it wasn’t unusual for firefighters to be assigned to act upon such circumstance.
Experienced Animal rescuers know the dangers of their mission. They understand that regardless of how much you want to help out a distressed animal, there are specific safety measures you must adhere to for the sake of your own safety in the event that the animal is somehow provoked to attack. Firefighters know the conduct expected of them when rescuing animals to ensure the safety of both parties.
Firefighters are prepared for anything concerning animal rescue operations. Not only do they rescue domesticated animals such as cats and dogs, but they’re also ready to save untamed animals like chicken, bears, and even snakes or wild cats.
This was just another one of those days that there shouldn’t be anything to be anxious over, since rescuing a litter of puppies was an effortless job, and it’s hardly worth breaking a sweat over. The response team geared up and headed towards the site where the young canines were located.
They jumped out, assessed, and formulated their course of action as soon as they arrived at the scene. From their point of view, the puppies were stuck deep beneath a storm grate. It wasn’t a complicated situation to read, but judging the condition of the weather, the puppies are in danger of drawing in the event that it rains.
The Time Is Running
After a few minutes of evaluating the situation and planning accordingly, they realized that even if it were to stop raining, the puppies would still be in danger, given that they were stuck in a cold, dark hole. They knew that the clock was ticking, and they should start acting before the situation gets worse.
Given that the puppies were too small to reach out of the hole by themselves, the firefighters inferred that the puppies could not escape on their own. They talked about the plan and the options they could consider for the puppies and agreed upon the notion that one or two firefighters should extract the puppies.
They lifted the storm grate together and detached it from blocking their route towards the pups, and they found that the puppies were stuck down the sewer. Only then did they realize that the animals were just young pups.
The firefighters wondered what happened to the puppies’ mother and how they even managed to get inside such deep sewage where they can literally fall into their own deaths. Curiosity aside, they simply focused on the task at hand.
They surveyed the surrounding areas to see if any of the puppies’ parents were around. They became extremely wary since some animals are known to abandon their young upon learning they’ve been touched by other foreign creatures, while other animals resort to violence once they knew that their offspring could be taken away from them. To save the puppies without having any casualties, they chose to become more cautious of their environment.