April 2021 “From the Heart”

Im trying very hard to be patient for spring to arrive. We had one relatively warm week without rain followed by a chillier overcast week. Welcome to North Carolina as they say

Seriously though, I have never been more ready for spring and summer. Personally, I am in much need of renewal or a reboot, and I know I am not alone, a pandemic has a way of creating that need. But, have been surrounded by a lot of loss lately, none of which has been Covid-relatedIt started with the loss of my cousin, Bonnie, last June. Followed by Linda, a dear friend at church who taught me so much about her superpower, love. Then my dad and Doug, another dear friend from church on the very same day barely into the new yearFollowed most recently by yet, another church friend, Mike, who suddenly and tragically passed away. All lives cut short; all leaving voids for their loved ones. 

Being a cancer survivor makes me keenly aware of my own mortality and the need to live each day to the fullest! Live and love and leave nothing unsaid to those you love! As we slowly emerge from this pandemic, like the daffodils and crocus, let us spring forth with a renewed spirit of kindness, love and patience.

Our April cover features Second Harvest Food Bank. No one shows love to our community quite like them! They are a literal life-line to so many, and I couldn’t be happier to highlight their wonderful legacy! April is the second month of our threemonth long Summer Camp Showcase and our annual Spring Home Issue. I believe we all have a new appreciation for our homes. And, whether youre looking to improve the one youre in or in the market to make a new nest, youre sure to find the resources to help!

Easter Blessings and Happy Spring!


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