As this year comes to a close and a New Year begins, I can’t help thinking of what a year we have had and the many, many generous people I have heard and read about who have done so much to get us through this unstable year.
My goodness, in all my 84 years, I have never seen destruction such as was experienced with the tornado that bore down on our beautiful city in March.
At the same time, we were in the midst of this pandemic which literally took lives and caused heartbreaking illnesses in so many of our families. There were fires that destroyed people’s homes, jobs were lost and people suffered economically. Yes, 2021 was a year unlike any other in my lifetime.
But, the loving people in this county hopped right on the “glory train,” and it proves just how great it is to be a citizen of Coweta County!
How thankful I am to our medical teams who have worked in conditions never before experienced; our school teachers who have endured unbelievable challenges in trying to teach our children; our public safety men and women who have sometimes risked their lives to come forward, working overtime, to help so many; the volunteers who jump right into tiring situations to be of help in almost hopeless situations; the leaders in our government agencies here who have supported efforts never put in their paths before; our local businesses who contributed so much; our churches who opened their doors and their hearts.
I could go on and on, but I can only give my gratitude to God for letting me live here and witness the love and caring that I have seen this past year. Blessings to all who make up Coweta County, and may 2022 bring us good health, peace and a continuation of the love for each other that we experienced in 2021.