One of my favorite photos with my sons.
Values I’ve passed on to them: Don’t take anything for granted; love yourself, love your family and love others.
Walter, Ruth and George.
EVERY FAMILY MATTERS
Condolences can’t stop the rivers of tears and lingering heartache of families whose loved ones were killed in mass murders in Buffalo, New York, Uvalde, Texas, and in other less publicized communities. The pain of these families should touch all of us who can relate to the emptiness felt from losing someone you love. My prayer is that the government throws the full measure of its legislative power behind solutions versus doing absolutely nothing!
As we were planning our editorial calendar for 2022, we decided to include a focus on Healthy Families. This is an appropriate topic for the times we are experiencing. In this issue we feature local families who share their thoughts and examples of what they do to make a positive impact on their young and adult children, significant others and community. Each of these families are true gems. Also highlighted in this edition is the call for more foster parents to care for older youth and multiple siblings.
Our Health MattersTM will continue to build on its mission to keep you and your family “health literate.” If COVID-19 taught us anything, it is to reflect on what matters most—our health and our families.
Be vigilant, stay safe and hug your family.
Ruth Ramsey, Publisher and CEO