The Stories

  • A Salute to Mrs. Mayes

    I gave an "INSPIRE" key to my dear friend Delores Mayes. Below you will find a letter I wrote to nominate her for an award. She won and was honored this past August. April 12, 2014 To Whom it May Concern, As I read the description for the Salute to Black Educators Cornerstone Award, I can't help but reflect on the numerous ways it describes my amazing friend and teacher, Delores Mayes. I had the pleasure of meeting Dee when she joined the Osceola Creek family in 2006. She started off teaching Language Arts to our regular and advanced students,...

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  • College, A New Journey

    I'm giving my key to my sister, Allyssa. She is starting her new journey in college and is becoming a beautiful woman. I pray that she always has courage to find who she really is and to be true to it. May God bless her and keep her safe in her courage!!! Love you sis!   -Tiffany

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  • Passing Along Courage For a New Battle

    I am giving away a key (that was given to me) to a dear friend that I call my church daughter, Nicole. She just turned 43 and had a double mastectomy on September 24th. Her love, her husband died on April 12th after fighting brain cancer for 2 and a half years. Together Randy and Nicole have 2 handsome boys ages 7 and 10. Her family, friends, and prayer warriors are surrounding her with love, encouragement, and prayers for God's healing power in her new battle. The key I am giving her: COURAGE.   -Molly

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  • A Key Meant For Abby

    I got the key from MOPS International. As soon as I saw it (before I learned the part about giving it away) it reminded me of my friend Abby who loves keys and makes beautiful jewelry, often incorporating keys and found items. Abby has recently received some diagnoses including autoimmune disorder and other chronic conditions, and struggles with pain every day yet you would not know it unless she told you. I'm mailing this to my friend, I know it was meant for her.   -Becca

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  • Courage During a Doctor's Last Days

    About 2 years ago I started working at a local veterinarian's office. The vet has been in practice for over 30 years. He treats dogs and cats that are owned by clients and those that are in need at the local shelters. He loves all living things with deep compassion and has a great understanding for the way people appreciate and need animals in their lives. His daughter was the office manager at our office. After a long struggle with drug addiction and dealing with the suicide of her brother (the vet's only son) she was getting her life back...

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