So much of the news of the day is dominated by terrorism, violence and hate that it makes finding the good news -- the news that lifts the soul and strengthens the heart -- hard to find. But when you find that one story that can speak to so many and encourage the disheartened, it makes all the effort worthwhile.
Wednesday on The Glenn Beck Program, Glenn sat down with David Taunton who shared what his mission in life has been for the past 38 years. Alongside his wife Abigail, the Taunton's have welcomed in over 300 children, from all backgrounds to the Taunton Family Children's Home in Wawehitchka, Florida since 1978.
Enjoy this complimentary clip from The Glenn Beck Program:
"Some are here for a short time and some for long-term," David said. "At one point we had 11 in college. Once we take in a kid, we take care of 'em. All of the responsibility is on us, we don't accept or request any government funding -- this is strictly back to the old way of things, the way this country used to be. Each neighborhood just takes care of its own."
What started out with a few children quickly grew. Thankfully there are people like the Taunton's that are willing to step up to the plate in a time of need.
"The kids just kept coming, sometimes four or five at a time," Abigail said. "We woke up and had 26 in our house we were responsible for. The oldest was 13 and lots of little ones -- four on the bottle and five in diapers at one time. At that point, we decided we were getting a little bigger than we thought but it was good."
Living in such turbulent times is hard enough on your own, but parenting and taking responsibility for the life of a child who has had a hard go of it is a whole other animal. Creating a loving environment is no small feat and Glenn took the opportunity to ask David what advice he would have for parents who are struggling and what the next generation needs to know.
Watch the link below to hear David's answer and a touching story about the sacrifice his parents made to provide an education for himself and for his siblings.
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