From the Heart: October 2017

For better or worse, in sickness and in health. . . . My husband had no idea 29 years ago just how far he’d be tested on that one! This month I will have been married to the man of my dreams for 29 wonderful years. Like any couple, we’ve had our shares of ups and downs. To say marriage is easy would be a lie, but what in life worth having is ever easy? Overall, we’ve been very blessed and even when things weren’t great, we managed to be there for each other. While I’ve always known what a gem God had sent me, I could never have imagined just how amazing he would be in a time of distress. A cancer diagnosis and all that goes along with it really rocks your world and could test the best of relationships. Fortunately for me, he has been my rock and constant cheerleader from the second we were given the news. Happy 29th anniversary, Tim! Thank you for loving me and being the best partner in life anyone could ever hope for!

Cancer robs us of so many of our loved ones. My family has had more than its share of losses because of it. My nephew Ryan would have been 21 this year, and it’s still so hard to believe he is gone. Please support cancer research in whatever ways you can. While October is breast cancer awareness month, it’s a great reminder for all types of cancer. If you or your loved ones have not scheduled your mammograms or yearly check- ups already, please do so immediately! Early detection saves lives.

The agents from Long and Foster Realty are the cover story for our fall, 2017 Home Issue. Whether you’re a rst-time homebuyer, looking for your forever home, or looking to downsize, they’d love to help you nd just the right place to call home! Our annual home issues are featured each spring and fall and contain lots of pertinent information for homeowners, including the Fall Parade of Homes dates. October is full of wonderful things to do in our community!