Seasons of Caring: Nurturing Lives, Harvesting Hope
Happy Autumn!! Wow, can you believe it? We have finally reached the autumn season. If you live in Ohio or surrounding areas, it surely doesn’t feel like it. I am extremely happy because this is my favorite season. I am not quite sure what it is, however, there is something to be said about the fall /autumn season. It brings a big smile to my face.
What are some things that you like about this season or perhaps don’t like? I can say my favorite things about the autumn are the beautiful colors of the leaves changing, football games, sweaters and sweatshirts, bonfires, pumpkin spice anything and lastly going to and doing crafts with friends. To me, it is a calm season. Think of your favorite blanket wrapped around you just right and the comfort it brings you.
Well, enough about all that. I could go on and on. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Carmella Banks, and I live in Northwest Ohio with my amazing husband, Farley in a town called Lima Ohio. We have one adult daughter; her name is Jaede (pronounced Jade). Yes, I am that crazy lady who adds an extra letter to her child’s name to confuse everyone on how to pronounce it and how to spell it. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and works in finance in the Dublin, Ohio area.
I am still patiently awaiting grandchildren so I can spoil them and love them. So, in the meantime, I will continue to adopt other children, whether it be a church or my neighbors to share all this love I have and spoil them. I really am not a crazy lady, but I love giving and doing for others.
I am currently a Wellness Advocate for doTERRA Essential Oils. I love, love, love sharing with others about more natural ways to support health and wellness. It gives me the opportunity to meet new people and I am so passionate about empowering others with a mindset to create healthy, vibrant, purpose-filled lives.
Secondly, I also work with my husband in his Law Office. My job is to answer phones, be pleasant, and keep him organized, on point, and on time for court. Basically, this is what my job description is as his wife, but in more detail and he is the boss!!!
To add to my list of many jobs, I am a caregiver for my wonderful and beautiful mother who is going through a battle with dementia. This is probably the toughest job, but I would not change it for anything. I feel so blessed to do this for her.
The remainder of my time is spent serving at church by volunteering. I love serving and helping others God first, my family, and then friends. I feel serving others is making space for their existence and seeing them as valuable and worthy to serve and to be served because God treasures and adores them beyond measure.
So, as we embark on this delightful autumn journey, may we find solace and inspiration in the changing seasons and, above all, in the joy of serving and sharing love with those we encounter along the way.
Carmella Banks is a Staff Writer for the Freestyle Living Magazine and is a Wellness Advocate for doTERRA Essential Oils. You can connect with Carmella through her linked-in profile at:
Or on her Facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/822573918497806