The Secret Society Of Leap Day Babies

The Secret Society Of Leap Day Babies

Only leap day babies allowed.
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Everyone loves birthdays. They only come once a year, right? What if you’re a leap year baby? You might get creative on those years where February 29 doesn’t occur and go big for when the actual day arrives. The Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies was launched in 1997 and created to raise awareness on the day itself. It’s an exclusive group only available to Leap Year babies and it’s completely free! According to the group, they believe to be the world's largest birthday club hosting approximately 10,000 members.

Not only does this association celebrate those who were born as Leap Year Babies, but they also strive to raise awareness on the day itself. Out of the many holidays like Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine’s Day, Leap Year has gotten the short end of the stick. It seems as if modern day culture has not yet figured out how to truly celebrate this day or turn into a typical money making holiday. Most of the members of this association allow for interviews and media time to spread the news and reach others across the globe.

The Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies offers many tools to help learn about people born on February 29 and to search for others born on Leap Day. Since it is rare to be born on this day, it is even more rare to meet someone who was born on February 29! This site has been a home to many friendships between Leap Year Babies where they can share their stories.

“I used to get into movies for children prices by asking, If a person has not had their 12th birthday do they get in for the child price? Always worked!! Great Fun. At 16 I now get asked different questions... oh well - still fun!?” states Scott Robert Hamilton, a member of The Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies.There are tons of different stories to be found on different people born on Leap Day.

“What would you do if you have one more day?” shares another member, Lela, from Italy. That’s an interesting thought to think about and even if you aren’t a Leap Day baby, February 29 can give us all a lot of meaning; make the most out of each day!

Although we learned that it takes the Earth 365 days to orbit the sun, it actually takes an exact 365.2422 days to complete its orbit. To make up for extra time, we added the additional day to our calendars to stay in rhythm with the Earth. We might even wonder why February is the lucky month to get an extra day. According to The Telegraph, the month was first shortened by Emperor Caesar Augustus, who added two days to “his” month in order to make August the same length as Julius Caesar’s month, July (but who really knows?).

Along with providing Leap Day babies a place to meet others born on the same day, The Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies also hosts the site leapyearday.com to promote awareness. On this page, you can find out about Leap Year Day issues, Leap Day News, and much more. Their primary goal is to raise awareness of the hardships that Leap Day babies face in the world such as forms for banking and insurance.

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To the guy that shot my brother...

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To the guy that shot my brother,

On January 9, 2019 my families entire life changed with one phone call. The phone call that my little brother had been shot in the face, no other details. We didn't need any other details. The woman on the phone who called us in full panic told us where he was so we went, as soon as possible. I don't think it helped that not even 10 min prior I talked to Zach on the phone.. kind of irritated with him, and the ONE TIME I didn't say 'I love you' as we hung up. Could've been the last time we ever spoke.. I remember pulling up to the hospital thinking 'this can't be real' 'it's not our Zach' 'this is just a dream Sarah, WAKE UP' I'd close my eyes really tight just to open them, I was still in the hospital emergency parking lot. I could still hear the ambulance sirens coming. It was all real.

The day our life's changed was definitely a test of faith. A test of how strong we were, as a family. I sat in that waiting room ready to see the damage that has been done to my sweet baby brother. Because at that point we had no idea how lucky he got. That glimpse of seeing Zach will haunt me forever. How helpless I felt in that exact moment frequently wakes me up from these horrific dreams I've been having ever since that day. That is a moment burned into my me and families brain forever.

You always hear about these things in the movies or on the news, a house being shot up, someone shooting another innocent person, not to care if they died on your watch. But we found ourselves on the news.. We have been confined to the hospital since that day. Running on barely any sleep, taking shifts of sleep so we don't make ourselves sick taking care of Zach. Watching him suffer. Undergoing surgeries, to repair the damage you did.

Before I proceed let me tell you a little something about the man you shot.

Zachary Keith Wright. A blonde hair blue eyed boy. Who could potentially be the most annoying human on the planet (possibly coming from his sister). A man who loves his God first, loves his family second. Perfect by no means, but almost perfect to me. A 19 year old who was to graduate high school this month. After graduation he was prepping to leave for Marine boot camp in the summer.. being in the military has been Zach's dream since he could talk. Literally. Running around, playing war with underwear on our heads, and finger guns. Some would say we looked like natural born assassins.. growing up he has been a country boy. Let me tell ya country to the core. He loves this country like he loves his family. He believes in helping people, taking charge in what's right, and never leaving a brother behind. He's lived by that his whole life. Until now....

The day you shot him. The day not only did you change my brothers life, you changed his families life too. The day you almost ripped my brother out of this world... for what? A misunderstanding? Because you've let something take ahold of your life that you can't let go you're willing to kill someone innocent over? Luckily for him, his guardian angels were protecting him in your time of cowardice. There were 3 times that day he should've died, the time you shot him, the time you tried to shoot him again as he stared you directly in the face, (even tho he couldn't talk I know you could read his eyes, and he still intimidated you. That's why you tried to pull the trigger again) and the time he was running out of the house. But he lived. A man who was shot in the face, didn't lay there helpless, didn't scream in agony. That MAN walked to the neighbors to get help. Why? Because he's a MAN, and because he's on this earth for a reason.

It's gonna sound a little strange not only to you, but the audience who is reading this. I must say thank you. Even in this situation, this was the best outcome we could get. He gets to live. He will make a full recovery. He will graduate. And he will go off into the Marines. You united my family together. Closer than ever. Thank you. You tested our faith and brought us closer to our God. Thank you. Because of your moment of weakness, you showed us what prayer could do. Heal anything. Thank you. This was a bump in the road, and a helluva way to kick off our year of 2019. But here we are.. all laying in the hospital. I'm looking around as mom is sleeping in her recliner chair exhasted but still here, Zach his awake playing his xbox all hooked up to machines, fighting to heal and get better. And of course I'm writing this letter to you.

See you in trial,

From the girl whose brother you shot.

'Fight the good fight' - 1 Tim 6:12 🤟🏼💙

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