May Milestones

Momma’s babies, though taller, smarter and just plain better: Kassidi and Kolton Kaminski.

March is often the month associated with madness, but I, for one, must disagree. I’ve long professed that May is by far the month of madness, and it has nothing whatsoever to do with basketball. May is the month of milestones, and for some reason, there always seems to be a multitude of them, ergo the madness. The month brings the school year to a close, graduations and weddings to celebrate, the beginning of summer, and of course, the proverbial mother of milestones: Mother’s Day.

To pay proper homage, we’ve gone all out saluting mom in this issue starting with our cover story full of some amazing ideas to celebrate mom right here in the Bend. From vintage tea parties to a brunch to support a favorite non-profit to a baseball outing that’s sure to be a homerun, there’s so much to do to with mom this Mother’s Day.

And if you’re looking for that special gift, Jeff has got you covered in A Bouquet of Rosés for Mom. Now what mom isn’t going to love a bouquet of rosés wine? Check out Jeff’s picks on page 10.

Another milestone that is shared in this issue is Pete and Nancy’s life-changing journey throughout the Promised Land. They literally walked in Jesus’ footsteps during his 17-hour course of abuse on the way to his crucifixion. It’s a riveting diary of their pilgrimage, and I am thrilled to be able to share it with our readers.

Making summer plans is another part of the May madness, and to give you a little help, Tanya has provided some travel tips for families of all ages. Keeping everyone’s interests in mind is especially important when looking at those summer vacation plans. Read Tanya’s tips on page 16.

Rudyard Kipling summed up a mother’s role best: “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”  Happy Mother’s Day to all of our moms, and congratulations to all of our Fort Bend grads!
Stay focused!


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Thanks again for your generosity.

Lerleen Hawkins
Sugar Land Rotary Shrimp Fest Auction Committee