Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Mother Couldn't Understand Why Her Son's Grave Was So Green And Then Cried When She Found Out Why.

Green With Love

Green With Love

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A terrible drought hit Texas in the summer of 2015. This caused the grass in the cemetery to turn yellow and dry up. But Jake decided to do something about it by watering the grass around his wife's grave. Eventually, his dedication paid off and the grass turned green again. Then one day, as he wrapped up his routine, he noticed something that deeply affected his heart.

The Grieving Wife

The Grieving Wife

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Jake noticed a woman crying uncontrollably by a nearby headstone, which broke his heart. So, he decided to walk up to her to see if he could calm her down. Pretty soon, they began talking, and she spoke to him about her husband Joseph, who had been dead for five years. Somehow, talking to Jake relieved some of her grief. What he didn't realize was how much more his conversation did for her.

Life After Death

Life After Death

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Several months later, Raymond and Rachel went to visit Joseph's Grave at Garden Park Cemetery. But they couldn't believe their eyes. While all the other graves were covered with dead grass, the grass on their son's plot was green and lively. But the grieving parents had no idea how this had happened, and they assumed it was some kind of amazing miracle.

Earth Angel

Earth Angel

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Jake walked up to Joseph's bewildered parents and explained to them how he'd spoken to their daughter-in-law a few months earlier. He also told them about his daily routine and how he decided to do the same for Joseph's grave. Jake felt that it was the least he could do for a man who served his country. Raymond and Rachel didn't realize that Jake had lost someone in the armed forces too.

A Child Lost

A Child Lost

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Jake's daughter, Misha, was married to a U.S. veteran named Benjamin. But after being deployed, Ben learned he had cancer. Sadly, despite undergoing chemo, his son-in-law passed away in 2011. Misha has since remarried and now has two children, but the entire family still keeps Benjamin close to their heart. So, Jake totally sympathized with Raymond and Rachel's family in such a painful, but special way.

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