Clanton Jewelery donates new ring to woman who lost everything in tornado

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I firmly believe that God puts people in our lives for a reason. The amazing story that came to me from Chilton County is a perfect example. It’s a story of good people. Good people like Patty Cox, who lost so much but kept the faith. It was Wednesday afternoon, and Patty Cox from Clanton didn’t know if she was going to live or die. As the tornado approached, Patty clung to her husband Trent and joined her brother-in-law Travis, her step-father Tommy and other family members in Tommy’s basement. She prayed for her family. They prayed that they would all be spared. A few miles up the road, Tommy and Ann Glasscock hid as the warnings sounded. They huddled under the stairwell of MorLyn’s Fine Jewelry and Gifts, their family business for 45 years. As the sirens sounded and the freight train arrived, they were on their knees. It took 15 seconds. Patty and Trent Cox came out of Trent’s dad’s basement to check on their house which was a few hundred yards away. Patty rubbed her eyes to make sure she was in her right mound. His mind was right, but his house was gone. “Home Sweet Home” was gone. Tommy and Ann Glasscock checked out the store, inside and out. They were spared, but as word spread through Clanton, the Glasscocks learned that many of their neighbors had suffered great losses. Ann knew right away that she had to help. It was Thursday morning when Patty Cox sat down on the slab next to her good friend Mallory Smith. A photo here, a shoe there, but otherwise nothing. And in the middle of the chaos the night before? Patty casually mentioned to Mallory that she had lost her wedding ring. Smith to ask if there was anything she could do for the Cox family. “Not really,” Mallory said. “I just feel bad because the family lost everything. Patty even lost her wedding ring.” “Get down here as soon as you can,” Ann said. Ann Glasscock had an idea. family. Sifting through the rubble, trying to see the good in all the bad. Patty was reeling as a sleepless night began. She needed a break, needed to get up. Patty headed to her daughter Trinity’s house. Ann Glasscock has always given back. Married for 34 years, Ann knows what it’s like to have the support of her neighbors in Clanton. She remembers her husband nearly dying twenty years ago when he fell off a billboard while putting up a sign. Tommy was broken and close to death. Clanton helped save him. Mallory Smith rushed to Morlyn’s Jewelry. She didn’t know what Ann had in mind, but she knew all about Ann’s heart. Ann is nothing but kind and humble. Ann Glasscock greeted Mallory as the front door to the jewelry store opened. “What do you think of this one?” Ann asked. It was then that Mallory knew exactly what Ann was doing. Ann was choosing a brand new ring for Patty. Without any conditions, everything comes from the heart. Patty sat on the couch in Trinity’s house as Mallory walked through the door. Mallory smiled as she approached her tired friend. Patty looked confused, even dazed. It had been 24 hours. It was as if Patty’s eyes had just dried when they watered each other again. She opened the beautiful box to see the beautiful ring. His children Chelsea and Trinity surrounded him. Patty Cox, married for 25 years, wore a diamond ring again. She lost so much, but Patty Cox never lost her faith. Deep in her heart, she knows that her neighbors in Clanton are good people who will be there for her family. And Ann Glasscock? She said to me, “I know that my neighbors have been there for me. It’s the least I can do. Mallory Smith tells me she saw a little more energy in Patty’s footsteps. She still sees worry, despair, fatigue. She also knows that the Cox family is resilient and strong. Mallory also knows the ring gave Patty a few more smiles. For most of today, Patty Cox will continue to search among the rubble for a keepsake or keepsake. And while her home is gone, her hope is not. Yes, God put people in Patty’s life for a reason. People like Trent and Chelsea and Trinity and the in-laws and the grandchildren and yes, Ann Glasscock, the owner of the jewelry store around the corner. Each of them at his side, admiring his courage. And admire that shiny ring.

I firmly believe that God puts people in our lives for a reason. The incredible story that came to me from Chilton County is a perfect example.

It’s a story of good people. Good people like Patty Cox, who lost so much but kept the faith.

It was Wednesday afternoon, and Patty Cox from Clanton didn’t know if she was going to live or die.

As the tornado approached, Patty grabbed her husband Trent and joined her brother-in-law Travis, her step-father Tommy, and other family members in Tommy’s basement.

She prayed for her family. I prayed that they were all spared.

A few miles down the road, Tommy and Ann Glasscock took cover as the warnings sounded.

They huddled under the stairwell of MorLyn’s Fine Jewelry and Gifts, their family business for 45 years. As the sirens sounded and the freight train arrived, they were on their knees. It took 15 seconds.

Patty and Trent Cox came out of Trent’s dad’s basement to check out their house which was a few hundred yards away. Patty rubbed her eyes to make sure she was in her right mound. His spirit was good, but his house was gone.

“Home Sweet Home” was gone.

Tommy and Ann Glasscock checked out the store, inside and out. They were spared, but as word spread through Clanton, the Glasscocks learned that many of their neighbors had suffered great losses. Ann knew right away that she had to help.

It was Thursday morning when Patty Cox sat down on the slab next to her good friend Mallory Smith. A photo here, a shoe there, but otherwise nothing. And in the middle of the chaos the night before? Patty casually mentioned to Mallory that she had lost her wedding ring.

God puts people in our lives for a reason.

It must have been a divine thing, because on Thursday morning Ann Glasscock, owner of the local jewelry store, called her friend Mallory Smith to ask if there was anything she could do for the Cox family.

“Not really,” Mallory said. “I feel bad because the family lost everything. Patty even lost her wedding ring.”

“Get down here as soon as you can,” Ann said.

Ann Glasscock had an idea.

Thursday afternoon was a long one for the Cox family. Sifting through the rubble, trying to see the good in all the bad. Patty was reeling as a sleepless night began. She needed a break, needed to get up. Patty walked to her daughter Trinity’s house.

Ann Glasscock has always given back. Married for 34 years, Ann knows what it’s like to have the support of her neighbors in Clanton. She remembers her husband nearly dying twenty years ago when he fell off a billboard while putting up a sign. Tommy was broken and close to death. Clanton helped save him.

Mallory Smith rushed over to Morlyn’s Jewelry. She didn’t know what Ann had in mind, but she knew all about Ann’s heart. Ann is nothing but kind and humble.

Ann Glasscock greeted Mallory when the front door to the jewelry store opened.

“What do you think of this one?” Anne asked

It was then that Mallory knew exactly what Ann was doing. Ann was choosing a brand new ring for Patty. Without commitment, everything comes from the heart.

Patty was sitting on the couch in Trinity’s house as Mallory walked through the door. Mallory smiled as she approached her tired friend. Patty looked confused, even dazed. It had been a long 24 hours.

It was as if Patty’s eyes had just dried when they watered each other again. She opened the beautiful box to see the beautiful ring. His children Chelsea and Trinity surrounded him.

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Patty Cox, married for 25 years, wore a diamond ring again.

She lost so much, but Patty Cox never lost her faith. Deep in her heart, she knows that her neighbors in Clanton are good people who will be there for her family.

And Anne Glasscock? She said to me, “I know that my neighbors have been there for me. It’s the least I can do.

Mallory Smith tells me she saw a little more energy in Patty’s footsteps. She still sees worry, despair, fatigue. She also knows that the Cox family is resilient and strong.

Mallory also knows that the ring gave Patty a few more smiles. For most of today, Patty Cox will continue to search among the rubble for a keepsake or keepsake. And while her home is gone, her hope is not.

Yes, God put people in Patty’s life for a reason. People like Trent and Chelsea and Trinity and the in-laws and the grandchildren and yes, Ann Glasscock, the owner of the jewelry store around the corner.

Each of them at his side, admiring his courage. And admire that shiny ring.

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