The United Nations has declared 2015 the year of light internationally. It’s a global initiative voted on by the U.N. to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.
Supporting military families in need is important to Melissa Swift of Elizabethtown.
Swift, a military spouse of almost 16 years, took on the role in October of program manager for Operation Homefront Tennessee/Kentucky. The organization provides assistance to lower enlisted military and their families and wounded warriors.
Vine Grove resident Kimberly Mohammed is a U.S. Army veteran, La Leche leader, homeschool parent and author who, in 2010, faced the realization her 1½-year-old son, Kazi, was regressing developmentally.
I mean, I know it took long enough. But now I’m 33½ and have two young children of my own, I think it is time to call myself an adult. It didn’t happen when I turned 18, or 21 or when I got married. And it didn’t even happen when I became a mother.
As I think back to Christ-mases past, I recall the excitement and the anticipation of the guy coming down a chimney that we did not have. My Mom always told me that Daddy was going to get up and let Santa Claus in the front door by the tree.