On a Personal Note
I started this e-newsletter back in January of 2017 to impart information on what’s happening in our City and elsewhere that impacts you, and to share my thoughts and ideas with the residents of District 3. This is a perfect outlet for my creative side, which doesn’t get enough use.
Many of you may already know that back in December, I lost my father. That was hard enough, but to have it happen during what for most is a very happy and joyful time of year made it more difficult. In addition, I had to put my 15-year-old dog, Missie, down in early February. This, on top of losing my dad, put me in a funk, as it would anyone.
During this time, I didn't write my monthly newsletter as it wasn't something I was mentally able to do. My creative side was not functioning. I'm happy to say that I am on the healing side of my funk, and am back to writing my newsletters. Obviously!
One of the things that has helped tremendously is my family’s adoption of our new dog, Gracie Lou. She is 1 1/2 years old and about 40 pounds. The shelter believes her to be a lab, shepherd and possibly Terrier mix. Watching her learn to play and her coming to understand that she's in a loving home after being left in a yard and forgotten for most of her young life, has been a gift. While some thank me for rescuing her, I promise you, she has rescued me. If you see us out and about, please stop to say hi as Gracie loves people!