by Vickie S. Watson, Community Relations Specialist

Around this time of year, many of us become reflective.  We ponder all that has transpired during the past year and consider all the upcoming year will hold.

As I thought about embarking on the New Year, I contemplated all of the opportunities that could lie ahead.   Of course my mind turned to a quote by Edith Lovejoy Pierce, “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”  As we step out of 2016 and into 2017 this weekend, we begin a new chapter in our lives.  A chapter that could contain a plethora of opportunities.  Imagine what good could come of this New Year.  Imagine what your story will look like at the end of 2017!

For Hospice of Marshall County-Shepherd’s Cove (Shepherd’s Cove Hospice), 2017 will be a milestone year.  Shepherd’s Cove Hospice will be turning the page to enter into 35 years of service!  Imagine that!  As we ring in the New Year, we will be celebrating longevity and the continued opportunity to serve patients and families in our community (which consists of nine counties).  When an agency has been around for 35 years, it means something.  It has significance.

As an employee of Shepherd’s Cove Hospice, 35 years of service speaks volumes to me.  It seems everywhere I go, I hear words of kindness, encouragement, and thanksgiving on behalf of families Shepherd’s Cove Hospice has served.  I am always so proud to know that we, as staff members, have the capacity and distinct honor of touching lives and leaving fingerprints on hearts.  It means something…

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!  May the coming year be overflowing with blessings!