Kentucky certainly has been in the news recently. With the publication of, Hillbilly Elegy, the highlight of the poorest town in the state, (on the nightly news, no less), and the ongoing saga of the drug plight, it can seem that this state holds no promise, beauty, or anything relevant to a prosperous future.
I am not here to dispel any of this, my state has problems. I am here to tell you that this is not the whole story. There are people here who work hard, pray hard, and value their family life. People who are educated and, despite life's troubles, do not turn to drugs or domestic violence.
My maternal grandparents didn't have indoor plumbing until the late 1970's. Poverty didn't propel them into a life of drugs, or anything else. Working for a living was valued, as was making good choices for your life.
Thankfully there are still people like them in today's society.
People I see everyday.
Linking up today with, The Barn Collective.