Kaelyn's Korner

Weekly column by Kaelyn Pfenning

Death

Losing a loved one is heart breaking.

While my own personal interactions with death have been limited, it is a reality everyone is bound to face sooner or later.

Students in schools these days seem to be facing that reality sooner.

Ice skating

Figure skating has always been my favorite winter olympic sport.

As the skaters glide across the ice, beauty and grace flow from every movement.

Watching how the skaters match their movements to the pace of the music is one of the best parts.

Growing up, I enjoyed the movie “Ice Princess.”

Super Bowl

I have stayed away from discussing pro football because I dislike controversy.

But with Sunday night’s outcome, maybe you will hear me out even though my family cheers for the New England Patriots.

My family moved down from Vermont, and we have been fans since before they became champions.

Choices

Life is full of choices from big ones to little ones.

Our circumstances often dictate what choices we’re given, but we can also impact our circumstances through the choices we make.

Two of the major determining factors are time and money.

Snow day

Snow days are beautiful gifts of time with loved ones.

Last Wednesday, while the roads whitened with the falling snow, my husband Brad and I enjoyed the additional time to rest as well as play in the snow.

We threw snowballs at each other and took a long walk together.

Meetings

As a reporter, I attend many meetings.

Council meetings make up most of the meetings I attend, but sometimes I get invited to others.

Last week, I received the opportunity to share with Leadership Greer Class 38.

I was given the subject of “gaining community support,” and I jotted down a few notes to share.

Building

We can build, but we cannot create.

My husband Brad is a carpenter, and he works with his hands on the job to build fences, frame walls and work on trim.

He is a part of a team of builders.

Together, they build garages, homes and additions, but they cannot create because creating involves making something out of nothing.

Fresh start

One of my favorite aspects of a new year is the fresh start.

A new beginning offers chances to start out on the right foot, to make lasting changes and to refocus on what matters most.

For those who believe, we get a fresh start every single day.

Hope

This year, Brad and I celebrated our first Christmas together as a married couple.

We spent the day Saturday with my family—Skyping with my older brother and his family in Vietnam, eating breakfast, opening presents and playing games.

Then, we had dinner with Brad’s family Sunday and Monday nights.

Traveling

Brad and I did a good deal of driving this past weekend.
On Friday, I drove us to North Carolina for my younger brother Keven’s graduation; he’s a doctor now!
We traveled about three hours to get there.
We stayed with my brother, his wife and their dog Buckeye—named for the Ohio State college football team.

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