Life’s Reflections: Easter is observed; new life is beginning

The person in this photo will be the focus of my next article on My County Link very, very soon. (Linda Moody photo)

ANSONIA—Wow. This winter has been a dreary one for me. However, I’m so glad we didn’t get real horrible weather like we could have experienced now that I look back on it.

Even though there was snow, we here in Darke County really didn’t get an unbearable accumulation for which I am grateful. Everyone probably knows the older I get, the more I dread to see that white stuff especially if it comes in mounds and there is ice involved.

For some reason this Easter weekend has made me realize it’s really all about new birth and new ideas. I’ve been in a slump lately and feel like a slacker but I am hoping to pick up the pace and get going with myself…all for the better if that’s possible.

Yes, when I can’t sleep at night I sit there figuring out all of the things I want to get done the next day, but when I awake there is no ambition. That’s got to stop!

I am truly excited about some interviews I have been doing, especially one that is coming out this week. I am not going to divulge that one just yet, because I am still working on it.

A hint is the photo that accompanies this column. It was really a fun interview and it opened my eyes to the fact that we have to make more of ourselves. I have been having a lot of pain in my legs and feet and am trying to solve those issues on my own. And, I think I am now on my fourth set of sinus issues since winter began, and I blame that on the strange weather we have been having.

Maybe it’s the warming of temperatures, but I can’t wait to get back to the old me. So bear with me. I have some doctor’s appointments coming up and I sure wish for good news so I can follow through on my get-well plan.So, you might say I am turning over a new leaf. ‘Tis the season.

I know there are a lot of other people who are experiencing worse problems and I empathize with them, so I should be satisfied to handle the cards I have been dealt in my own health.

I love life and my family and friends and hope to continue on that path. Now, I can stop venting and open my eyes to new opportunities and have faith that it can be done.

Jamie and I extend our condolences to the families and friends of James Bunch Jr., Louise Blickenstaff, John A. Wood, Jon C. Snyder, Frank Tantum, Janet Hughes Stover and Cleo Karr.
Please pray for these people: Albert Duncan, Kermit Foureman, Chuck “C.W.” Cruze, Mark Lovejoy, Pat McCarthy, Connie Buemi Hodson, John Riegle, Michelle Grottle Wright, Cheryl Slonaker Gilmore, Judy York, Donald Booker, Dennis Leeper, Connie Stachler, Carson Robbins, Randy Heck, Ronnie Norton, Marie Schlechty, Jeremy “Jerm” Burke, Bev Brumbaugh, Gary Eichler, David Pretzman, Clinton Randall, Abby Heck, Linda Lore, Ralph Byrd, Beverly McCabe Baker, Doug Winger, Rusty Maloy, Debbie Mayse, Sonja and Dan Coppess, Jeanie Francis, Noah Back, Mary Moran, Harvey Hinshaw, Bruce Kaiser, Angie Brown, Nikole Baldridge, Amanda Mote, Tom Moody, Gary Francis, Anthony and Theresa Grillot, Lee Everhart, Paul Gigandet, Doug Whittington, Tracy Pratt, Kinley Bernard, D’Arleen Waymire, Tish Hodson Shepherd, Zach Urbancic.
Also, Sharon Gamster, John Rimmer, Joan Keen, Carol Hemmerich, Sharon Hummel, Dave Hinshaw, Larry P. Fitzwater, Jim Thomas, Neal Gray, Michael Mowery, Kenny Edwards, Judie Hathaway, Della Burch, Ned and Brenda Wallace, Rick Marker, Randy Garrison, Steve Waymire, Warren Menchhofer, Gary Knick, Karen Hecht, Jannie Barrow, Kathy Gragorace, Danny Foster, Noella Combs, Clay Sheffer, Becky Everhart, Marie Rieman, Becky Oliver, Jayden Martin, Stefani Priest, Steve Neff, James Enicks, Joann Freeman, Cathy Collins Peters, Donna Bixler, Vanna Hannam, Linda Subler, Roger McEowen, Sally Burnett Ganger, Gloria Hodge, Jeff Baltes, Judy Hoffman and daughter Shelly, Cathy Melling, Scott Clark, and all of those who are suffering from other life-altering illnesses.

Happy birthday:
April 12 to Randy Waymire, Tammy Moody Klipstine, Phyllis Brumbaugh, Ed Riegel, Dean Husted and Patty Thwaits.
April 13 to Rick Rose, Clarke Moody, Betty Birt, Robin Hesson and Kendra Breaden.
April 14 to Dave Knapp, Mike Campbell, Nathan Cox, Levi Dickey, Meredith Smith and Holly Hill.
April 15 to Allan Addington, Tammy Tollefson, Kevin Osterloh, Fred Dakin, Jill Moore and Andie Cox.
April 16 to Todd Gasper, Kimberly Warner Hiegel, Tressa Prasuhn Emmins, Pat Barga, Carla Hummel, Andrea Berghoff, Annie Sonner and Ken Mescher.
April 17 to Joe Van Vickle, Bob Christian, Michael Buckmaster, Kyle Schlechty, Amber Schoen and Amy Hines.
April 18 to Brian Harrod, Katrina Widener, Jeanne Lyme, Delbert Fourman and Dustin Wilker.

Happy anniversary to Tom and Annette Livingston on April 14, Kelly and Crissy Moody and Lori and Mark Kimmel, all on April 16; Luke and Connie Stachler on April 18.

Think about it: “It took me 17 years to get 3,000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.”– Hank Aaron