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Setting down roots puts it all in place

This is probably the cheesiest lead to a column I’ve ever written, but this year I truly am thankful for all that has blessed me.
In year’s past, all holidays were tough. No matter where I was — South Louisiana, North Louisiana or South Mississippi — I always had to wonder if that would be my last holiday in that town.

Putting down roots was not so important when I was single or even when Kellie and I were newlyweds. But once children entered the scene six years ago when Emma was born and two years later when Addie entered our lives, the clock began to tick. Finding a permanent place to call home and envision my children living in and growing up became vitally important.

This year is the first time in my adult life that I believe those roots have been firmly placed in the ground.

We’ve purchased our first home right here in Ennis, my oldest is going to Austin Elementary and youngest is at Tabernacle Baptist Church and my wife is enjoying substitute teaching at the local public schools.
So this Thanksgiving I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank the people in this community openly and in this forum for all that we have been blessed with.

This community, much like Ruston where I graduated from college at Louisiana Tech University and spent the first three years of my career, is the type of small, close-knit place that my wife and I really enjoy.

This time of thanksgiving, something I rarely do, is one in which I have the most to be thankful for.

Now on to the real fun — Christmas time.

We’ll try to remember the reason for that season as well. More on that later …

Tre Bischof is publisher of The Ennis Daily News. He can be reached by sending e-mail to tre@ennisdailynews.com.

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