The Mayor and his wife lived a full life and raised 5 children here. We love to hear their stories when we see them around town. When our eldest son was in 6th grade, his homeroom teacher was one of the five children. She grew up using the same bedroom that is now our son's.
Many times as I think about the people that I care about, or even people I don't know, but our paths cross in a significant way, I wonder what I could learn from their unique circumstances. We are all so different, because each of us experiences life from the emotional make up of every unique thing that has happened to us, and how we responded to it. I know I'm not saying anything new or earth shattering, but many times I've heard people say, "We (human beings) are all just alike". And I know what they mean, but I've been thinking, hhhmmm, are we really...all just alike? What causes one person fear and frustration may be the very thing that challenges another to step up to the plate so to speak, and hit a home run!
My mother was a hard worker...one of the hardest working people I've known. When I was a child, she would say, "Let's just take a little break and have a picnic. " The picnic meal would be peanut butter and crackers, and we would sit on the front porch step to eat! It was a tiny diversion from the task at hand. So today, if you are needing a little break, and would like to join my picnic, I'm serving Diet 7-UP and Pop Tarts! However, we'll have to find another place to sit. It's cold and rainy on the front porch steps. Come on over! I'm looking forward to it.
See you soon! Love, Rachel