Off the Grid May 2018 Dedicated to My Hero! Mama
Lancaster, Kershaw, Chester, Fairfield
From the Publisher: Just Be You!
A friend of mine told me sometime last year that, "SC Off the Grid" could not focus on me. I took that knowledge and fled from myself, because of what one person commented. What I should have done was explain to him, just why so many things in the magazine focus on my life's journey over the past 9 years. "SC Off the Grid" is an ongoing story of survival through life's everyday battles. "SC Off the Grid" has been my way out of the battle of Depression over the past 8 years. A way to take the loss of a child, a marriage that failed through Domestic Violence, and the sickness and death of my father, put it into words that others can relate to and realize that no matter what life throws at them, as long as they are still breathing, they are winning. NO matter what Satan himself throws at us, he cannot win as long as we keep the Faith and realize that with God All Things Are Possible. No, it may not be the way that we expect to win, we may be in the midst of learning the most valuable lessons that life has to offer, but every battle that we win is worth it. So many of my followers do not know exactly what "SC Off the Grid" stands for. "SC Off the Grid" was created as a tool to Dream BIG and Survive. "SC Off the Grid" is a tool for the small towns of Lancaster, Kershaw, Chester and Fairfield Counties of South Carolina's business owners that strive daily to live the American Dream, to have an affordable place to advertise throughout their targeted area. With targeted marketing through several social media and other online sources as well as printed copies for all of our advertiser locations and our subscribers each month, we strive daily to bring public knowledge to the businesses that advertise with us, while educating Against Domestic Violence. I am living the American dream myself through the pages of "SC Off the Grid". If you remember the story of the "Little Engine that Could", saying "I think I can, I think I can", I am living proof that I know I can! As long as I have Faith and build on that Faith daily. With Pocket Change and Jesus, I have won the battle of Domestic Violence and Depression. Yes, I still have tough days, weeks, months, and even years, but with a never give up attitude and a whole lot of Faith, the battles will always be won and major lessons always learned.
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SC, is the number one state in the Nation for Violence Against Women, as well as the number one state in the Nation of Violent Deaths from a spouse. It is past time for our lawmakers to make the changes needed to keep Domestic Abuse out of our homes and away from our children. By Advertising with “SC Off the Grid Magazine” you are helping to educate people of all ages in Lancaster, Kershaw, Chester, and Fairfield Counties of the ongoing problem.
Happy Mother’s Day Mama!
card if you can, cook her favorite meal. If your mom is no longer with us, take time to reflect this Mother’s Day on what she meant to you and will always mean to you. Shouldn’t Mother’s Day be everyday? What does your If your mom is anything like mine, she deserves appremom mean to you. I know that there are some that have ciation everyday! not had the influence of a mother in their life, and I pray for all of you, because having a mom, as well as being a mom is the most wonderful gift in the world. No we do not always see eye to eye, but one thing I know without a doubt is that mine loves me more unconditionally than I could ever imagine. She loves me like Jesus does, and I in return I have learned to love my own children with the same unconditional love. My mom is my hero, she has been there for me before I ever took my 1st breath. Jesus, is the only person that I could ever compare to my mama. Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart. I appointed you as a prophet to the Nations.” Other than Jesus, your mom is the only person that new you in the womb. Your moms job is to start nurturing you and taking care of you before you are born. My hero, my mom, has taken better care of me than I could ever take care of myself. Mama, Thank you for allowing me to be born. I have been blessed beyond measure because I have a mama like you! You have been there through hundreds of Dr. visits and hospital stays. You have stood by my side and have been my greatest cheerleader every day of my life. You have cried with me through divorce, the loss of a child, a second marriage ending from Domestic Violence, and many more life changing acts that I could never repay you for. Thank you, for being my hero as well as being the absolute best mama on the planet! Thank you for always believing in me, and thank you for correcting me every time I have made a mistake. Thank you for teaching me that other than you, God will always be my best friend. I can’t thank you enough for being My Mama! If your mom is still living today, what would you thank her for? My mama taught me how to be the woman that I am today and the mom that I am to my children. I am one lucky woman to have one of the best role models alive. She has battled cancer, and many other health issues in her short life, as well as battled more than what most women or even men could handle in one lifetime. My mama has been my rock through all of life’s battles and she is the strongest woman I have ever met. Don’t forget to tell your mama, Happy Mother’s Day. Take the time to call her, go see her if you can, buy her a
Happy Mother’s Day Mama! I love you more than you will ever know!
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Memories Of Mother
By: Candice Weeks
As Mother’s Day approaches I can’t help but to be reminded of how we made special things for our Mother’s on this very special day. We made homemade gifts at school, usually using our handprints. We made cards and used cut out pictures from old magazines to decorate our cards. Poems were written with a love about how she would do things for us that no one else could or would ever do as she did. I remember as a child we wore roses pin to our dresses on Mother’s Day Sunday. You should wear a Red Rose if your mother was still living and a White Rose if she had passed away. After our Mother passed away, my sister’s and I wore Yellow Roses because they were her favorite. I could not bring myself to wear a White Rose. I do not think that tradition is still done now days. I have many fond memories of my mother. She was by far the best cook I ever knew. To this day I have not tasted a chocolate pound cake like hers. Our mother had many talents. She sewed for the public and made a decent living for us doing so. She could crochet, make dolls, and many house hold items, such as curtains for our kitchen. Mother made a doll that could be given to either race child. The doll had a dress made that covered her body, but when you flipped it over, you would either have a Caucasian doll or an African doll. She made these special dolls throughout the year. If we had a friend that we wish to give a gift to, she already had them made and ready to give. A nurse would pick up a box of these dolls near Christmas time and give them out to the needy children of our town. Our mother would bake our favorite cake for our birthday and make us a new dress and whichever doll we had at the time a new dress to match ours from the scraps. A favorite memory was that she and her brother would gather on the front porch in warmer weather and play music together. They mostly played Old Country Blue Grass. They played “Wild Wood Flower, Old Rugged Cross” and many more. She has been gone now for more than 40 years. Two of my sisters have now joined her. I miss her dearly and Praise the Good Lord that one day we will all be together again and have a grand family reunion. She had the role of both Mother and Father and she did them well. If you are lucky enough to still have your mother with you, spend time with her. without her you would not be here. Mothers are blessings to be cherished.
In Memory of My Mother: Eva Mae Threatt, Stroud. One day we will have an everlasting Mother’s Day!
Thank you Mama! Happy Mother’s Day!
Too many lives are lost to violence everyday. Be aware of your surroundings and never be afraid to report anything that looks out of the ordinary. You never know when you may save someoneâ€™s life. Our children are growing up in a time that we never thought we would see. If you or any one that you know needs help in finding hope today call the National Hotline Against Domestic Violence today at 1-800-799-7233 or go to www.thehotline.org. If you are in need of immediate assistance do not hesitate to dial 911! Your life matters, as well as those lives around you! Families, you need a safety plan, just in case. A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that includes ways to remain safe while in a relationship, planning to leave, or after you leave. Safety planning involves how to cope with emotions, telling friends and family about the abuse, and taking legal action. If you are not sure how to create a safety plan on your own the National Hotline as well as your local Sheriffs Office can get you the help that you need. STAY SAFE! #DreamBIGandSurvive
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