With all of the negative news making headlines these days, I was happy to hear the story of Mike Camp and Ralph Hanahan. The friends had been working together for five years when talks of layoffs surfaced at the Governor’s School of the Arts and Humanities in Greenville, S.C., where they served as computer techs. According to the story, “Hanahan, who had worked more than 20 years as a state employee, volunteered to take the hit and save Camp from the layoff list… Hanahan knew Camp and his wife, Lorrie, had four young children ages 6 to 10. The couple's youngest child, Aaron, suffers from severe autism.” Those who know Hanahan said they were not surprised by his generosity. You can read the full story from Good Morning America here. This morning, GMA reported Hanahan is beginning to be contacted by employers who admire his character.
Such stories of love and sacrifice certainly reflect the spirit of Christmas. During this busy season, may we all take the time to focus on the true meaning of Christmas and celebrate the ultimate gift of love — Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas!