From the Heart: February 2018

Love is a powerful thing. It starts early in life and it makes us do crazy things. I recall my youngest daughter being smitten with a young boy at her preschool. So much so, that she would only wear dresses to school for a while in the dead of winter because Hunter said she looked pretty in them. He in turn had his mom get a vanilla birthday cake because Morgan didn’t like chocolate, even though that was his favorite flavor. And of course, there’s nothing to compare to the love we feel the minute we become parents. The love we feel for our children brings us to a whole new level! February is synonymous with love so I’ll leave you with one of my favorite Bible verses from 1 Corinthians 13:1-4. “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.” Let love be your guide this month and always!    

Our February cover features Shannon and Travis Hodge, owners of Home Instead Senior Care in Winston-Salem. This February, they move into their new downtown home on Spruce Street. Shannon and her staff have such a heart for the aging senior population and a passion for their care. She recently met with Mayor Allen Joines to introduce herself and discuss the “Best Cities for Successful Aging” movement. We continue with our second installment of the prom guide and have a wonderful article on the upcoming Triad Home and Garden show. Spring is just around the corner and is a great time to start planning for those spring projects and renovation.

Be sure to mark your calendar for a super-exciting Kids’ Morning Out this month. We typically hold these during the week, but this month we will have it on a Saturday! Saturday, February 10th from 10 am to noon at Rockin’ Jump. The first 20 families will get free jump time and others will get half-off when they mention Forsyth Family. Check out the ad on page 37 for more details. Hope to see you there!

Happy Valentine’s Day and a belated Happy 50th birthday to my brother Randy Wood!




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