Through Rose Coloured Glasses
One of the things I really love about facebook is that you can follow people that you don’t even know but whom, for one reason or another, inspire you. One person whose page I follow belongs to American |Jessica Cox. She is without doubt one of the most amazing people I have come across. Just into her thirties, she has already accomplished things most people only dream of. From the day she was born, her parents decided they would raise her in a way that inspired confidence and they would not allow her to feel – or any one else – to feel sorry for her. They were determined that she would have a normal and fulfilling life. However, her life has been anything but normal - because of her many amazing accomplishments.
With over a hundred fires burning in Saskatchewan throughout the first part of July, Prince Albert hosted hundreds of evacuees. I can only imagine the hardship and devastation suffered by those who had to leave everything behind, not knowing if their home and possessions would still be there upon their return or if it would all be destroyed by the fires. We all saw the pictures of caravans of vehicles leaving the north with fire raging on both sides of the road they were travelling on and the endless stream of vehicles crossing over our bridge.
Kimberly Jonathan forged a new path for all women when she was elected as first vice-chief of FSIN (Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations) in 2012. She did so again when she was named interim chief last December. She is the first woman to hold either of those positions. On both occasions, she was given a blanket, but not the feathered headdress, which has traditionally been given to men in her positions.
My son will celebrate his very first Father’s Day this Sunday with his infant son, our first grandchild. It seems like only yesterday my husband spent his Father’s Day with our first born. And it doesn’t seem that long ago that I, as a child, honoured my dad on his special day. Time certainly flies and now a new generation begins the decades old tradition of setting one special day a year for Dad.