Merry Christmas! I hope this month brings you great joy and happiness as we prepare for the Christmas holidays and prepare to welcome in a new year!
I’ve always been transparent with our readers, sharing what is going on in the lives of my husband and our children. And this issue is no different, but I admit it’s going to be some hard news to share. In late October, as we were starting on the December issues, I learned that I have breast cancer. As our monthly readers know, I am a breast cancer survivor, having gone through a double mastectomy in 2007. However, my lymph nodes were not removed during that surgery, and after finding a lump, I contacted my doctor immediately and learned that there are cancer cells. My oncologist and surgeon are very optimistic, as am I, and while no one wants to hear the “c-word,” I know that 1) God is in charge, 2) I have a great medical team, and 3) I have a great work team who will be able to help fill in when I have my surgery.
I tell you all of this because I covet your prayers in the days and weeks to come. At this time, I really don’t have additional news to share, but I have started a Caring Bridge page. While I’m sure I’ll provide updates in the View each month, if you’re interested in keeping up with my treatments and progress, my Caring Bridge page is Caringbridge.org/visit/keelajohnson1.
Moving on to more positive things – did you notice our new logo? If you missed it, just hold your finger here and close the cover really quick… I’ll wait… Isn’t it fabulous?! Our artist, Aron Daniels of Emerson Designs, created our fresh new logo, and we LOVE it. We are so excited about this clean and crisp design. We hope you love it, too! Don’t worry – nothing else has changed. It’s still the same great content you expect from Forsyth Magazines, but with just a little makeover in the logo department.
Well, friends, once again, I ask for your prayers and thank you, as always, for reading Forsyth Woman! Please don’t worry – we have a dynamic team in place, and there will not be any interruptions to our publishing schedule. I am blessed to have so many I can trust – loyal account executives, amazing writers, and incredible advertiser supporters.
Thank you for reading, and as always, please make sure you let our advertisers know you saw them in this month’s issue!
“Talk” to you next year!