from her principal and immediately I thought that something was wrong. You know how we do, human nature always leads us to think the worst first. I have to admit that I got a little nervous but then he assured me that he was in fact calling with some good news that concerned Amani. The reason for his call was that he wanted to inform my husband and I that our daughter had been selected as one of sixteen district winners in the 2013 Water Essay Contest! The contest, in its twelfth year, is sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District in which they encourage and challenge middle school students to think critically about water conservation and in doing so they must write a 300 to 500 word essay about why its important to conserve water. We later found out that there were over 1100 essay submissions and our daughter was in fact selected as the winner representing Paulding County! How great is that? As a parent, it is times like these that make being a parent all
the more sweet! So without further adieu, at this time I want to say to Amani, “Congratulations Baby, we are so very proud of you!”
And in not doing so, we are then not taking time to be THANKFUL or APPRECIATIVE for all of the many blessings that God has given us. That brings to mind then the question, “If we are not thankful for even the small things, than
how can we expect for God to want to bless us with bigger things?” Think about it. Plain and simple, we can’t expect greater.
community outreach which leads us to believe that everyone’s needs are the same. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. So as we approach this
holiday season, take some time to give back and to also think about all of
the many blessings that are in your life, starting with your family! But
beyond this, let’s all think about how we can continue to give even after the holidays are over.
At this time I want to wish each and every one of you a “Happy Thanksgiving!” If you are traveling to see family and friends, please BE SAFE! Most of all I want to say that I am so very THANKFUL for your support and do not take it for