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Coming Out of the Woods with a Smile



There is such a thing as a good news story.

You might think a two year old who’d been lost in the woods overnight would be found tearful and traumatized. But when Brooklyn Lynn Lilly was found in the woods of Michigan, 22 hours after she wandered off, she came out with a beautiful smile on her face and said:

“I love it in the woods.”

Here’s the story:

Maybe Brooklyn wasn’t alone in the woods. I believe at least one guardian angel was with her. I like to think maybe  it was a special guardian angel who likes the woods.  I wouldn’t mind trying that job, say, 40 years from now.  And God was with Brooklyn too.

Thank you, God!

Thank you, guardian angels!

Thank you, Jax, the rescue dog who found Brooklyn with help from his human partner!

Being a lover of the woods too, I’m curious to know what Brooklyn saw, what she felt.

Was she a nature girl  before she wandered off? Or did she experience something special on her adventure that made her love the woods?

Where did she get that positive attitude?  Did it help keep her alive? Did it help the love of her guardian angel get through to her?

I wonder who she will grow up to be.


Picture from Pixabay

Stay safe, Brooklyn Lynn Lilly.

There will be time for more adventures when you are a little older.

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

5 thoughts on “Coming Out of the Woods with a Smile

  1. I like reading good news like this. What a nightmare for her parents.

    • Nightmare is right. I remember awful the feeling I’d get in my stomach if my toddler was”lost” for a matter of seconds. We need more good news! Thanks for reading and responding, DD.

  2. Wow! That girl has got the right idea on life. Be positive in everything. Thank God she was okay!

  3. And at such a young age! That’s part of why this story fascinates me.

  4. Reblogged this on Loving Me, Too and commented:

    I love it in the woods, too, Brooklyn Lilly. But sometimes it’s a little bit too cold to be out there. You gotta stay home and be safe for a while. Gather your strength and wisdom for adventures waiting for you on the far horizon of adulthood. It will be here before you know it!

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