Hello to everyone! First things first, thank the Lord for allowing us to see another week and another month. September has made its arrival. I pray and hope you had a great week. As we go through this day, let us remember that today is the day that the Lord has made. Rejoice and be glad in it! Please forgive me for not having my column last week. My computer did not want to cooperate with me, but it is doing great on today!
Labor Day weekend has come and gone! I prayed for all of our loved ones from out of town and in town to make it back home safely. There were plenty of family reunions. The family is very important! As long as you live, never forget that! I know most of us took time out to be with our family and friends. Most of you know that I am a retired MSgt from the United States Marine Corps and very proud to be a Marine! I think about all of my military brothers and sisters who have/and are serving in the Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, Navy, and Coast Guard so that we can enjoy life as such. Take some time out and pray for our military families that are away from their families. Let us not forget our first responders!
Monday was 9/11. It was a sad week; most of us who were around at the time remember where we were and what we were doing on Sept. 11, 2001 (9/11). Monday, Sept. 11, marked 22 years when terrorists attacked America by hijacking four civilian airliners, killing everyone aboard and thousands of other innocent people on the ground in New York and in our nation’s capital. I will always acknowledge 9/11. On Monday, Sept. 11, I hope you took some time out of your busy schedule to remember those who died, including our first responders, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, firefighters, and police officers. Sometimes, healthcare providers, including physicians and nurses, respond to emergencies and disasters. First responders are a critical component of preparing for, responding to and recovering from a disaster such as 9/11, who sacrificed their lives heroically while trying to help the innocent victims.
I hope you had your American Flag flying Half Mast for the 2,996 people who died at the hands of terrorists as well as all others who made the ultimate sacrifice while fighting the war on terrorism since then. I hope as long as we are alive that we will not forget about those families that lost a loved one on that day. Keep those families up in prayer. Let us keep HOPE alive for our America.
Come one! Come all! So many came out to the Annual Community Stew Sept. 9 in Lucyville. They call it Trice Street Stew. I like the Community Stew because there is so much love and unity in this stew! Not only do the adults enjoy themselves but the children do as well. Ms. Darlene Jones and Ms. Matilda Massengill, if no one said it, the City of Henderson, THANKS you for your hard work, time and love by keeping the community alive!
Now, since we have eaten all of the high cholesterol food and enjoyed every bite, guess what? The month of September is health awareness month. So call your doctor and make an appointment for a checkup because the life you save may be your own.
No one can prepare us for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that he or she is now resting in the arms of our Lord. Our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Jimmie Lee Burton, Sr. He was a man that loved his family, friends, but most of all, he loved serving the Lord. He is resting now; there is no more pain or hurt. Mr. Jimmie will be missed but not forgotten! To his wife, Mrs. Elsie, his daughters, Sherry and Linda, his sons, Willie and Anthony, and to all of his sisters and brothers, we are praying for you!
On the prayer list this week: the Elam family, the Burton family and the Russom family. Pray for our loved ones that are in the hospitals, for the ones that are sick in their homes, for our children, teachers and families, for the men and women that are serving our country and also for the incarcerated.
Remember to patronize with our local businesses here in town; let us try to support our own as much as we can. I would like to thank the ones that are calling and emailing me with your news. Keep it up and send me more! If you live in the City of Henderson and have news about your family, birthday, anniversary, announcements, and things happening in the City, I need to hear from you. Text me at 608-6132.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK. LOVE YOU!