When a tornado hit Lamar County Friday night, Dakota Hudson and Lauren Patterson feared they would not survive.
When they emerged from their bathroom, everything around them was gone.
Also gone, the engagement ring Dakota had just purchased to surprise Lauren.
The term needle in a haystack doesn’t come close to what we were looking at.
Enter the Paris Junior College softball team.
The ladies stopped by Tuesday to offer help and when they heard about the missing ring, outfielder Kate Rainey spent hours searching until there it was, a little miracle buried in the mud.
Though it’s not the proposal he’d planned for Dakota there was no better moment.
It was and still is, a very dark moment but this has given us a reason to breathe and smile a little and something for their community to celebrate too.