Kaelyn's Korner

Weekly column by Kaelyn Pfenning


I love the beach.

Walking on the sand, feeling the wind and playing in the waves are my favorite parts of any beach trip.

This past week, Brad and I enjoyed our vacation to Cocoa Beach, Florida.

On the way down, we ate breakfast with one of Brad’s cousins and her family.


Change is inevitable, yet we can choose how to respond.

With the development of so many beautiful acres covered with trees, it is sad to see the land dug up to put in buildings.

Yet each unit represents a potential neighbor or job.


Brad and I celebrated his birthday this past weekend.

Actually, we’ve been celebrating all month, but we had special plans with family and friends over the weekend.

Thursday, we visited my parents.

We ate dinner together and played a game; then, Brad opened his present to find two new tape measures.


Brad and I spent time with both our families last Wednesday.

To celebrate the Fourth of July, Brad and I drove down to Lake Hartwell for the morning.

My parents and sister’s family met us there.

We inflated some tubes, swam in the water and ate our picnic lunches before heading home.


In America, we are blessed to be free in so many ways.

We are free to work where we choose, to live in relative peace, to go to church, to publish nearly anything and to produce a variety of goods and services.

These freedoms should never be taken for granted.


Immigration is a tricky subject.

Some who enter illegally are allowed to stay without consequence while others who enter legally are prevented from returning after visiting their home country.

Neither situation is appropriate.


Since getting married, my appreciation for the role of fatherhood has grown.

Watching Brad step into leadership has broadened my perspective and deepened my gratitude for the male role in the home.

I am thankful for the hard work Brad does each day to provide for us.


A few weeks ago, I planted a little garden with green beans and cucumbers.

Then, the rains came for a couple of weeks straight, and we traveled last weekend.

This past Friday, I had a chance to catch up on weeding.


Brad and I took a road trip to Alabama this past weekend.

We left Friday after work, around 3 p.m., and we arrived in Dothan, Alabama, about seven hours later.

Going through a time zone, we gained an hour.


This time of year is a good time to reflect.

With graduations happening around the area and Memorial Day just passed, it is good to remember where we have been personally as well as nationally.

When we look back, we can gain perspective to move forward.


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