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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration was very special and informative in our home on Monday, January 15, which is actually his birthday. Dr. King was the real king here on earth, and no one has proceeded him yet! We honor him with a quotation.
“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But by all means, keep moving.”
We must keep moving to fulfill Dr. King’s dream. Happy birthday to the greatest king on earth, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and to two of my great-granddaughters, Chelsey Days on January 6 and G’niece Days on January 15, and to my granddaughter Deja Wright Johnson on January 16, nephew Standester Hill and nieces Tasha Hill Benson and Toni Hill. I love all of you like I love ice cream, and you all know how much I love ice cream with lots of calories.
I am addicted and need prayer for that. However, I love being addicted to you all. It gives me joy, and not calories.
Birthday wishes go to all January babies, Deacon Paul Burton, Reggie Dubose and James Al Days.
Rockford Church of God is growing in Christ and for Christ. Eight people became members of the church on December 31. Pastor Chris Hill is becoming more of a seasonal pastor, with grace and humbleness.
I understand that 2023 was the year women led the way that shook the world. The weekend of July 21, people lined up in pink power suits and cowboy vests to see Margot Robbie. July 22, a crowd of 72,000 flocked to see Taylor Swift at Lumen Field Seattle and shook the ground so hard that a seismometer registered it as an earthquake. The next night fans did it again in Chicago; rain could not stop Beyonce from a performance so out of this world it was, as one critic said, “the closest we mere mortals will get to going to the moon.” Beyonce lifted small-business sales on Etsy as much as 200%.
There are two sisters who deserve this honor, Mrs. Melissa Smoot and LaShanda Hall of Coosa County, who have led the way for women for 26 years this year. However, I never took the time to acknowledge these ladies in my column, but it was unintentionally! Although “The Coosa County News” did in 2021, but now I feel a need to do so, and today I want to give them honor for leading the way for parents and children of Coosa County and other counties for 26 years – a little late, but never late.
In 2021 the National Association for Family Child Care awarded the country’s top honor for high quality family childcare programs to Melissa Smoot and LaShanda Hall, operators of Funland Child Care in Cottage Grove. They had been child care educators for 24 years in 2021 to earn NAFCC accreditation and have achieved much more since then in these last few years, too much to share right now. We pray that God will continue to use and bless these young ladies.
“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa
“Out of difficulties grow miracles.” – Jean de la Bruyere
“The price of greatness is responsibility.”
Call Ruby at 256-935-1330 to spread your good news.