December 2020 “From the Heart”

This time last year, I was anticipating my youngest daughter’s December graduate school graduation from ECU. We made a family trip to Disney World to celebrate the occasion prior to the ceremony and did all the fun things that come with celebrating a milestone in life for someone you love. I feel so lucky to have been able to have this experience before COVID-19 wreaked havoc on all mass gatherings and events we hold dear. However, based off May/June college/high school graduations, I’m sure new ways will be discovered to celebrate! I continue to be amazed at everyone’s resilience and creativity! Congrats to all the December 2020 graduates!

Christmas will surely look a little different this year, but as mentioned above, there will be new ways to celebrate. And maybe, just maybe, folks will slow down and really celebrate the reason for the season. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11

Our December cover features Camel City Coffee. Owners Lynn and Chelsea Tart, the mother daughter duo behind this delightful local shop are excited to announce their second location in downtown Winston-Salem. Shop local has and always will be a mantra of Forsyth Magazines but has never been more important than it is now. COVID-19 continues to change so much, but from what I can tell, our community has rallied behind local businesses and has done its best to support them. For that, we thank you!

This marks the ninth “From the Heart” I have written since COVID-19. A tale of two Covids…my husband and I recently battled this baffling virus. One of us had a very mild case, and the other struggled for weeks. No underlying conditions for either of us. We are pretty vigilant on wearing our masks, sanitizing and social distancing. But, for all of our precautions, it happened. As cases surge, I pray you and your family stay safe and, for now, wear a mask! It’s truly an act of love for your community and what we must do for now to get this under control.

Blessings and Merry Christmas!



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