Bill Barnard, General Manager
Celebrating my 20-year anniversary of working at PebbleCreek has prompted many conversations with staff and residents that I’ve known here throughout the years. We’ve been remembering old times, good times, and all the many changes and growth we’ve seen over the years. 2020 is certainly a year I won’t soon forget. As we ushered in the new year last year, full of hope and excitement, none of us knew that just a few months later the entire world would be turned upside down. Needless to say, 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone in so many ways. As we begin a new year, we know that many of those challenges still remain. With news of a vaccine, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel, but staying strong, determined, and vigilant must remain our focus.
As we look to a new year, we can all pause for a moment and take the time to reflect on what we value the most, such as our family and friends. As we count our blessings, may we all realize that we still have multiple reasons and people in our lives for us to appreciate during this holiday season. I am grateful for my family, grateful for my job, grateful to have a dedicated staff of caring individuals to help me, grateful for all the relationships that I have formed here in PebbleCreek, and I am grateful for all the community residents who have supported our team this year. I believe that taking time to remember the good can help us get through the challenges.
Among the many things that 2020 has taught us is the fact that we can persevere, overcome, and adapt. As we move into 2021, may we be good neighbors and citizens, reach out to others and comfort those in need, and be heedful for the safety and welfare of everyone. I recently heard a powerful anecdote that after the Great Plague came the Renaissance. We will get through this and be better and stronger as a result.
I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season and a bright, hopeful new year.