In September 1960, a woman woke up one morning with six starving babies and just 75 cents in her pocket. Their abusive father had abandoned the family.
The woman cleaned the kids until they looked brand new and then put on her best homemade dress, loaded them into the old 1951 Chevy and drove off to find a job.
The family of seven drove all around town searching for a sign, but ultimately had no luck. As soon as all hope seemed to be lost however, a place just a few miles out of town showed some hope. It was a truck stop called the Big Wheel.
An older lady named Granny owned the place and she needed someone on the graveyard shift, 11pm until 7am. She paid 65 cents an hour, and was ready to let the woman start work that evening.
Despite her new job, the bills and car servicing (along with having 6 children to care for) added immense strain on her meager paycheck. One bleak fall morning, she dragged herself to the car to go home and found four tires in the back seat! There was no note in sight, no nothing, just those beautiful brand new tires.
Christmas was coming and she knew there would be no money for toys for the kids. She found some red paint and tried to fix up some old toys so that Santa wouldn’t be left empty-handed for the morning ahead. Clothes were an issue too, but they were too far damaged to be repaired.
When it was time to head home on Christmas morning, she noticed that her old, battered Chevy was filled full to the brim with boxes of all shapes and sizes. After quickly opening the door, she reached inside and lifted the lid on the first box. Inside was whole case of little blue jeans and shirts for the children. Another box had 5 toy trucks and a beautiful doll.