Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Editor's Letter

Merry Christmas!

And Happy 19th Birthday Cody! He was born today, November 18th, at just about the time I’m writing this letter. What a joy it has been to be a parent to both Cody and Morgan!

Cody is in Louisville, KY today, with Tim. He won the steer show at the Livestock Exposition last weekend, and his steer Crash sells this evening. It was Cody’s last cattle show so was a great end to his showing career. Morgan and I were unable to go to the show, but it was broadcast over the Internet so we were able to watch from home. Cody, Morgan, and Tim worked many, many hours to get Crash ready for the show, and it was nice to see their hard work pay off.

For the most part it’s been fun to be a parent, but there are scary times too, and we had a scary time about three weeks ago when Morgan was diagnosed with viral meningitis. Viral meningitis is much less serious than bacterial meningitis, but Morgan was in a lot of pain and very sick for a few days. Thankfully our prayers were answered and she is recovering. She is attending her first full day of school since she got sick, today.

I really enjoyed putting this issue of the Nebraska Family Times together. Tracy Buzynski, who helps with promotion and publication (and great ideas!) compiled the Human Services Awareness list. I hope you will consider helping out one or more of these organizations if you are able to.

Several people commented on how they enjoyed the Christmas Quiz in the December issue of the paper last year, so I included a quiz in this issue as well! I hope you enjoy it.

Teen “pharming” is an issue that has, unfortunately, come to the Columbus area. Educate yourself on “pharming” by reading “Dangers of Pharming,” by Pharmacist Linda Myers-Bock, in this issue.

I hope you enjoy the variety of articles in this issue of the paper! If you have any suggestions or comments on articles in this issue, or issues you’d like to see covered in a future edition of the paper, please let me know! I appreciate your comments, suggestions, and yes, even complaints. My mission is to “encourage, inspire, and motivate you on your Christian walk,” and I pray that I do that every month.

May God bless you and your family this Christmas season!

This is a picture of my computer screen which shows Cody showing Crash.

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