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If you’re anything like the Wilson Living Staff, you’re more than ready for spring to finallyActive Image
spring! I’m sure everyone enjoyed time spent with family building snowmen, eating junk food and playing board games. I hate to brag, but during one of our marathon board gaming sessions playing “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader,” Angel and I learned that we are indeed smarter than 5th graders.

We are so excited and honored to have Grammy Award Winning Country Music Artist, Gretchen Wilson grace our cover this month. Gretchen was gracious enough to invite us into her home and share the inspiring story of how she rose from humble beginnings to one of Country Music’s most successful artists. Look for her story on page 12.

The pain of losing a child is indescribable. But, Smith County residents, Karen and Stephen Hackett transformed their pain of losing their infant son into a foundation that’s raised over $100,000. The Jordan Hackett Foundation was incepted in 2002. Readers will be inspired at how this couple is using money raised by the foundation to Pay It Forward.

All those extra calories we take in waiting for the ice to melt can add up to extra pounds
on the scale. As the weather starts warming up, our focus turns to shaping up. Style and
Trends Editor, Erin Brown will be introducing readers to some fun ways to burn calories as
she tries out some interesting classes and tells readers all about her experience. Erin shows
readers the latest in spring fashion trends. And the ever popular fashion pages will keep
readers in the know about all the fresh new colors for Spring.

Lastly, if you happen to be one of many training for the Country Music Marathon, look for Wilson Living. Several members of our staff and their family members will be participating and we’ll be looking for members of the community to get pictures for our next issue.

Until then, keep reading!

Angel Kane
Becky Andrews

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