Greetings Fabulous Fortieth District,
Now that the 2018 General Elections are behind us, it is with a most grateful heart I humbly thank you for your tremendous vote of confidence that has enabled me to represent you another term.
“Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.” Philippians 1:3
With four counties to serve, from urban to rural, my mission remains steadfast to serve you to the best of my ability. Focused on the fundamentals of low taxes, low debt, job creation, a strong education system, and safe communities, the 111th General Assembly will press towards the mark to make an even greater Tennessee. Your Representative is eager to roll up her sleeves and get to work!
Our States economy continues to thrive. Unemployment rates are at a historic record low and companies continue to choose Tennessee as a destination to do business. You have heard me say numerous times it is a blessing to have a good paying job in order to provide for one’s family. Those high paying jobs continue to come to our state. Tennessee, we have much to be thankful for.
Honored to be in the company of these great Veterans
Sumner County Veterans Day Ceremony
Since the closing of the 110th General Assembly last spring, we lost two members of the Tennessee House, Representative Ron Lollar, District 99, and Representative Charles Sargent, District 61. Both of these men were true servants whom I greatly admired and had the privilege to know. Though I was not able to attend Representative Lollar’s service in West Tennessee back in the summer, yesterday, on a sunny Sunday afternoon, The First Presbyterian Church of Franklin Tennessee was filled to capacity of family, friends, and colleagues who knew Chairman Sargent. In fact, it appeared as if all of the Legislative Plaza was in attendance to pay tribute and to say goodbye to a good friend. Charles had a way of taking the complex topic of the state’s budget and bring it to simple laymen terms. I especially appreciated him for that. RIP Charles, perhaps your finance expertise can now be used on those Heavenly Investments for all eternity. Till we meet again Chairman.
Tomorrow, we will kick off the Holiday season. Celebrated on the fourth Thursday of every November, families, and friends will gather around their tables together in observance of our National Holiday, Thanksgiving Day.
President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our Beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. ”Although I am thankful I have not heard any Christmas Carols yet while grocery shopping, my favorite holiday seems to get less and less significant as the years go by. But I remain vigilant in protecting the whole experience of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Preparing the family favorites, setting a welcoming table, enjoying my family and friends, lots and lots of pumpkin pie, watching movies in jammies, and all without ever mentioning the “C” word. It does my heart good. Having three to four days of feasting and fun coming straight from the “Father of everything good and beautiful.” The Blessings of God are abundant indeed and Thanksgiving Holiday does me good to pause and “Give Thanks.” Let’s have a Thanksgiving before we have a Christmas Season.
From my home to yours may you and yours think on the “innumerable blessings” of God and count them one by one!
Girl Scout and Brownie pile up before the Veterans Paade in Carthage
Our friend Retired Lt. Col. Bill Burgess from Smith County
Terri Lynn Weaver