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BACK TO SCHOOL - August 17, 2006

It is a bittersweet time of year for parents of students going off to college for the first time. I understand this feeling every few years! First, it was my own children and now two more grand-children have reached this point in their lives. Parents wonder, “Are they really ready to make the decisions that will be necessary in the coming years?” We agonize as we try to let them learn from their decisions. I remember reading, “A parent is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.”

It really is like planting a garden! When we plant seeds or set out bulbs in the fall, we don’t see bare ground, we see a vision of a productive garden. All during the long time of waiting, sometimes for weeks and months, we don’t give up hope, we hang on . . . drought, insects, cold hard winters are endured because of that vision. We are willing to invest our energy and time because we see the finished product ahead.

Probably one of the hardest parts, as it relates to parenting, is the holding on. Often, through a long cold wintry time that seems to hold little promise, we still hold on believing that one day they will amount to something of which we will be proud. Usually, this happens, but . . . there were days when I wanted to put them all in the deep freeze and wait for them to grow up!

We now look at them and hear nice things people say, and vaguely remember the hard days that are past. It will be the same with your college students. You will be so pleased with the results of your belief in them. We realize more than ever how important it is to believe that they will succeed! With God’s help!

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Louise Estep will be missed in our county. She was seen daily on her walk to the post office, even though her step was slower each passing day. She was determined to keep going as long as God would let her. She was a regular at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and in the Hospital Auxiliary gift shop. She was always punctual, very neat, smiling and proud of her opportunity to serve the community.

Louise loved her family. Her daughters were her good friends. She could always tell you stories of her grandchildren’s achievements. Daughter Janet Davis, Bob Bailey and Neva, and Rodney Davis of Charleston, S.C., are joined by daughter Betty and Dave Kirby, Kris and Mary Kirby, Greg Kirby, and Will and Thomas Kirby to carry on her tradition of Christian and community service.

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