Good mornin’, Kern River Valley! This will be my last submission as I put an end to any political aspirations. Not only have I learned that politics are definitely not my cup of tea, I have learned many things over the last 7 weeks. I’d like to share some of them with you:
1. My family is strong and dependable. I already knew this, but putting in a bid for Whiskey Flat Mayor tested us all. My husband, daughter, son, and even my parents really came through with patience and support. I am blessed.
2. It’s okay to be nice, even in a race that is known for it’s slander. It is always best to remain positive. Negative thinking results in negative behavior and my mother always said, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” And no one wants to disappoint their mother!
3. I’m not too old to make new friends. My Facebook friends list had grown considerably in the last 7 weeks and some of them, I actually consider real friends!
4. Patriotism and prayer are alive and well in the Kern River Valley. I attended the meetings of several different clubs and organizations and nearly all of them say the pledge of allegiance and a prayer before they begin. It is very encouraging.
5. God knows what He is doing. He brought us to the Kern River Valley 18 years ago and I love it. I do have to admit that I prefer the Southfork area though. I like the quiet. I like the dark nights. I like the rich history. And I like the smell of dewy pasture and the sound of lowing cattle in the morning.
The simple life may seem mundane (and maybe a little hard) to some but I wouldn’t have it any other way! I’ll stick to my trail on the moral high ground (there’s less traffic) even though it may, at times, be a tad difficult to navigate. Our good Lord makes sure we get what we need even though it may not be what we think we want. I will continue to trust Him.
I am overjoyed for John and Annette Davis! Congratulations on being named the 2018 Whiskey Flat Mayors!