What a wonderful summer it has been! This particular season brought a full schedule of baseball for our family and we couldn’t have enjoyed every second any more. We cheered until we had no voice. But perhaps the most memorable moments were feeling the love and support of our parents on the bleachers with us as our son’s team inched their way to the championship game for the state title. Feeling their love through every mile they drove and every scorching hot game they sat through reminded me what just being there can mean to those we love.
As we watched this issue melt together, LOVE was the theme that tied all of the ends together. From the gorgeous pictorial of the Jimenez wedding featured as this precious couple begins their journey as husband and wife, to the non-stop energy of 86-year-old Mrs. Joan Cordell who tirelessly volunteers to those in need around her, LOVE permeates the pages.
Each of the stories in these pages honor the lives of people who are living out their purpose and using their gifts to show love to those around them. What a simple, yet profound, imprint we can leave on this world by showing love.
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May we all take the extra step to just be there for those we love as we move through our days. It is an honor to be on this journey of life with all of our friends and people from this amazing area.
Landon & Mandi Spivey