|Martha Jane Anderson: Feb. 28, 2013|
Sometimes when the going gets tough, we just have to stop and thank God for our blessings. Expressing gratitude is a great way to talk with God when we are disappointed in life's outcomes.
This week, we have felt the pain of Ann and Dickie Crowe. Ann's cancer challenge may be more than we hoped. Ann directed us to read "Jesus Calling" of Feb. 7th and 8th for the words spoke directly to her. "Come to me for rest and refreshment. Do not be ashamed of exhaustion. Instead, see it as an opportunity for ME to take charge of your life. You are on the path of MY choosing so do not give up hope. Rise above earthly circumstances and rest with ME." By Sarah Young. Just got a call from Ann who said,"the bone marrow aspiration was a piece of cake."
February has been the most special month and has simply "flown by." So many great things are happening among our gifted grandchildren that we think you will want to know. SuSu Shackleford, granddaughter of the late Sue and Duke Shackleford of Hollyhurst Plantation at Jones, La., was named Bengal Belle Captain at Neville on Saturday last and that places her in an elite group of Tiger women such as Amy Jackson Dixon, artist of renown.
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Martha Jane Anderson retired from University of Louisiana-Monroe after 35 years of service as Assistant Dean of Students and SGA Advisor. She is married to Patrick H. Anderson Sr., has two children, and four grandchildren.