By Christine Engels Grand Oaks Acting Activity Director May is approaching and I realize I am getting older.\u00a0My birthday is approaching. I love to reminisce about\u00a0my childhood and remembering the good times I had\u00a0with my family. I was blessed to be raised in a\u00a0Christian family that was very supportive. Thank-you\u00a0to my wonderful parents who helped me along the\u00a0way\u00a0when I struggled on what I was going to do with\u00a0my career. They have always been there for me when\u00a0I needed them. In December my Grandpa passed\u00a0away and that was a tough time for my family.\u00a0When\u00a0a loved one passes it is the toughest thing to go\u00a0through.\u00a0I see\u00a0other families go through losing a\u00a0loved one but then when you go through it yourself it\u00a0is different. I didn\u2019t understand why that happened, but then God blessed me with my new job as an\u00a0\u201cActing\u00a0Activity Director.\u201d Thank you to the people\u00a0and to God for leading me here in my life. We have to\u00a0stop and thank God for the things in our lives both good and\u00a0bad. Things happen in our life for a reason. We\u00a0might not know it at the time, but then God shows us\u00a0a reason why it happened. Take a minute and think\u00a0about what you are thankful for, and what God has\u00a0blessed you with. I hope everyone has a safe and\u00a0wonderful Easter.