In 2021, I wish for more happy moments. Last year was probably the worst year, worldwide, for a lot of people.
We can all come to the conclusion that 2020 was a year of hardship. It felt similar to a fever dream, with droves of different events crashing into each other to create this horrible collage of political tensions, social injustice, and global disease.
It was a hot July day at Ben Epps Airport in Athens GA. I stood on the concrete runway watching my twenty year old son take his first flying lesson. He was excitedly anticipating this adventure and I was thrilled for him.
It’s time to shower Mom with appreciation, love and gifts that say, “Thank you and I love you Mom”.
Writing articles over the last few years has been more than a blessing! Not only did I fulfill a lifelong dream to be a published writer, but it also gave me a chance to “pay it forward.” Each article was written with the ultimate goal of bringing smiles and hope to those that may be facing their own personal challenges.
Little did I know that writing for the paper would eventually change my teaching career as well!
As a child who grew up in the 70’s and graduated college in the 80’s, the mantra, “You can do it all” was what we often heard. Now, with decades of experience under my belt as a wife, mother of three teens, a daughter who has helped three parents go home, and a business owner who has travelled the world, I want to tell you otherwise. Why? God has a different plan for us.
By Cheryl Copeland
Life sometimes has a way of getting in the way of living. Each and every one of us has special traits that God designed just for us. If we fall into the typical Rat Race of life we run a high risk of pushing our greatest gifts deep within; they become buried treasures within our soul.
Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas, Weddings, and Baby Showers! Each special occasion is often celebrated with the joyous tradition of giving gifts. We sometimes wrap them in boxes with specifically chosen paper and matching ribbons and bows or fit them snuggly in beautiful bags with overflowing bright sparkly tissue paper.
Hannah gathered her three children, their belongings, and tests that needed to be graded that evening. As they hurried out of the classroom she reminded them of her son’s lacrosse practice; it was imperative they remain on schedule.