A word from our founder, Tim Matter

s already NOVEMBER?!?! How did this year go by so fast? I can’t believe all the things I missed out on or overlooked because I found them easy to put off. A quick jog through my memory and I can see that I didn’t fix the loose support on the kids tree house this summer like I had planned. Another summer has gone by that I haven’t cleaned out the shed. I didn’t get my canoe on the river nearly as much as I would have liked. I still need to shake out the fuel tank problem on my van. I guess its a good thing I waited until its cold and rainy out to tackle that project. Well, regardless as to how the time slipped by, my main point is that I allowed it to slip by. Sometimes its too easy to ignore the little things and the big things in our lives that we don’t necessarily mean to overlook. These are all projects that I want to accomplish, or in some cases need to accomplish, but I suppose sometimes life just gets that way. The year seems to speed up as it goes and before you know it, Halloween is gone, Thanksgiving is around the corner, and Christmas is upon us. Then just like that, its next year!! Can you believe its almost 2019!?

Well let me pump the brakes for a moment. Being that it is November, I would ask anyone reading this to take a few moments to ponder your acquaintances and family members who have served in our Armed Forces. I know you don’t forget their service and their sacrifices on purpose. Whether they served in the Army, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, or Air Force matters not. Active, Reserve, National Guard, or Retired- all who served have put themselves and their best efforts forth in the service of you and me. They don’t do it for the accolades and adornment. Nor do they do it for the fame. They certainly don’t do it for the money. They do it because they love their country, their families, and their fellow countrymen. They feel the desire to provide and protect that which they loved as they grew up. They do it to preserve the legacy that is the country of their youth. 

So, even though its cold and wet as I write this, which makes overlooking or putting off projects very easy, I would ask that each of you take a moment to consider the Veterans in your life as Veteran’s Day approaches. In your own way, please reach out to a Vet. A simple thank you, a card, a letter, a phone call, or even just a hug goes a long way. Its not why we did it, but we do appreciate the quiet recognition. Most of us would do it again if we were called to. Pray for our Veterans and show your appreciation in your own way. Thank you for your time and for reading this message. Please share your appreciation with the active military and Veterans in your life.

Take care and God Bless,