From the Publisher’s Desk: The joy of being present

Teresa Wippel with grandson Reese. (Photo by Larry Vogel)

Before my grandson Reese was born, several friends told me about the joy of being a grandparent. I was skeptical — how could it be that special?

Now, almost two years in, nothing could have prepared me for way this role — and the unconditional love for this little boy — fills my heart.

The pressure of parenting and making a right or wrong decision (which you are sure could ruin your child’s life forever) is gone. As a grandparent, I am simply there for him, in the.moment, and that is enough.

It also reminds me — especially during this hectic time of year — that the most important role we can play as humans — whether with our family or friends or co-workers  — is to simply be there for each other. To listen. To laugh. Maybe even to sing a silly song or do a little dance.

My sincere appreciation for all of you who support our work — financially, emotionally and by simply being there.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All,

Teresa Wippel, Publisher
My Edmonds News/MLTnews/LynnwoodToday



11 Replies to “From the Publisher’s Desk: The joy of being present”

  1. Merry Christmas to you, your family, and your team of hard workers.
    Being a grandparent is a magical experience. Wow! Reese has grown so much since I last saw a photo of him and he is darling!)
    Thank you for all you do for our community, Teresa.


  2. Merry Christmas, Teresa and thanks for the gift you give to the community through your dedication and hard work on My Edmonds News!


  3. There truly is not any feeling in the world like being a grandmother. The first time you hold your new grandson or granddaughter is a moment you will never forget. Even now with four grandsons, I remember each time I met them and welcomed them into our lives. Cherish each moment with Reese.

    Thank you and your staff for welcoming us each morning with news of our home city of Edmonds. You are greatly appreciated!

    Merry Christmas, Teresa!!!


  4. Thank you Teresa and all who help with My Edmonds News. Can’t imagine Edmonds without you and your presence in the community!


  5. Merry Christmas Teresa. Thanks for your daily reminder to us that we build a strong and vibrant community by being attentive and present to one another in our joys and sorrows.


  6. I always look forward to reading My Edmonds News- thank you for being so present in our community and listening so well!


  7. Merry Christmas, Teresa! Such a wonderful picture of you and Reese! Thank you for everything you do to keep us informed about our community!


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