ATLANTA, Ga. -- This is an act of kindness that's very big and happening very soon. It's one woman giving back to military couples in love.
Gloria Tate-Reed is a mother of two, and when her son Christopher joined the Navy and served time in Iraq, she developed a new appreciation for the military life.
"I see the discipline, the things he tells me he's experienced," she said, "and why he's risen very quickly in the ranks."
But Ms. Tate-Reed is also a reverend, and "Reverend Gloria", as she's called, specializes in officiating weddings. She was recently inspired by a call from a soldier in Afghanistan who wanted Rev. Gloria to plan her wedding.
Her way to do more for the military? She's offering free and full weddings for military couples in need.
"We would be honored, we would be truly honored, to provide them with a beautiful wedding on 12/12/12," said Rev. Tate-Reed.
Oh, that's right. She wants to do all this in less than a week. Rev. Tate-Reed has lined up vendors to provide the dresses, flowers, cake, venue, and champagne reception. Now she's looking for 12 already-engaged military couples, where either the potential wife or husband has served in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Said Reverend Gloria, "It's not unusual for me to get a call saying, 'Can you marry me in an hour? Can you marry me in a day? Can you marry me next week?' And so this may seem last-minute to a lot of people, but I've seen miracles in less time."