Creating a Sense of Community Throughout The Appalachian Highlands

She Says …

There is a lot of attention given today to us women who are leading in spectacular ways. Ways that weren’t even possible 100 years ago. And while women should be applauded and celebrated for all that we are achieving, we simply can’t forget about the gentlemen, who surround us on a daily basis, for paving the way and even being some our biggest inspiration.

This is our second year to publish the Men of Measure issue. Just like our Power Women issue, there are men in our community who have dedicated their life to a career or cause that they are passionate about with the hope of making a difference. It is this kind of servant leadership that makes our region strong and our future full of promise.

My biggest inspiration in life is definitely a male… my father. I was unable to fully understand and process how amazing his story was until I was well into my adult years. One of the most valuable lessons I learned from my dad is that this life is what you make it. You can be anything and you can have anything you want as long as you are willing to work for it. One day, in a future issue, I hope to share his story with you. However, I can share this with you now…I am very proud to be his daughter.

I am also inspired by my husband, Mickey, who handles so much and takes care of so many on a daily basis. I sincerely have no clue how he accomplishes all that he does. This is a very special June for our family because we are celebrating Mickey’s very first Father’s Day with Jackson James and although he has been an amazing step-father, uncle and doggie daddy in the years prior, having his own son to celebrate this Fathers Day with makes 2017 extra special!

I am looking forward to raising Jackson James to be a ‘man of measure’ just like his daddy.

As always, I hope that you enjoy this month’s issue! Please be sure to support our advertisers and let them know that you saw their ad. Without their support, VIPSEEN would not exist!

Happy Father’s Day!

Angela Baker

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