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Editor's Letter




We’ve made it! Through the crazy winter of cold RAIN, RAIN and more RAIN we have survived. Honestly, there were times when I was questioning whether I’d come out on the other side. I do love a good, hard, cleansing rain (while sitting in my sunroom by the fire), but days upon days and weeks upon weeks are a little much. In my attempt to focus on the positive, I think about the metaphor of rain and the effects it brings: flowers, plush grass, yummy fresh vegetables, beautiful blooming trees. Sometimes it takes that trying time of rain (and unfortunately many days of it) to bring the most beautiful endings. I experienced that first hand, and I’m sure you have, too. Facing difficult trials is often necessary in order to truly see the beauty of the result. I know I was more appreciative of the sunny, warmer day right after the endless rain, weren’t you?

This issue is also sure to bring sunshine to your cloudy days. VIPKids is one of the brightest and most uplifting themes we offer, and Murfreesboro sure gives us so many reasons to be just that. From learning more about leaders in the adoption field to exploring amazing people who serve the kids in our community, we’ve filled these pages with examples of hard work in the community making it one of the best places to raise a family.

As always, this is the best place in town to follow anything and everything happening. Our community calendars keep you in the loop for upcoming events, and our event coverage documents the endless occasions you continue to give back. You will see a serious game of mini-golf at the Mini Masters, a trip back in time at the Gatsby Party as well folks from all over coming to shave their heads in the name of childhood cancer during Bald in the ‘Boro. The creative FUNdraising in Murfreesboro is just limitless.

Thanks for all of your continued support. Please submit events for our calendar and event coverage. We want to give you what you want to see. Let us know how we can support you.

Carrie Beth Catron

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