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Celebrate new beginnings

Dan Krause's son Carter graduated from preschool at Susan Gray School. (Photo provided by Dan Krause.)
Dan Krause's son Carter graduated from preschool at Susan Gray School. (Photo provided by Dan Krause.)
John Haney's daughter Maren graduated from the Nashville School of the Arts and will be attending University of Tennessee, Chattanooga in the fall. (Photo provided by John Haney.)
John Haney's daughter Maren graduated from the Nashville School of the Arts and will be attending University of Tennessee, Chattanooga in the fall. (Photo provided by John Haney.)
Chilima Karima's daughter Shakima Alicia Karima graduated from Centennial High School. She plans to attend Columbia State Community College then move to a four year university.  (Photo provided by Chilima Karima.)
Chilima Karima's daughter Shakima Alicia Karima graduated from Centennial High School. She plans to attend Columbia State Community College then move to a four year university. (Photo provided by Chilima Karima.)
Royya James' son Alexander Elijah James Batson graduated from kindergarten at Norman Binkley Elementary and is awaiting the start of 1st Grade. (Photo courtesy of Royya James.)
Royya James' son Alexander Elijah James Batson graduated from kindergarten at Norman Binkley Elementary and is awaiting the start of 1st Grade. (Photo courtesy of Royya James.)
Stacey Hagewood's son Sam, 24, graduated with a Master of Arts in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He began a job with PepsiCo this month. Pictured l-r: Stacey, Sam and Stacey's husband Greg (Photo provided by Stacey Hagewood.)
Stacey Hagewood's son Sam, 24, graduated with a Master of Arts in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He began a job with PepsiCo this month. Pictured l-r: Stacey, Sam and Stacey's husband Greg (Photo provided by Stacey Hagewood.)
Kashe' Harris celebrated her daughter De'Nerra Waters who graduated from Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School. Pictured l-r : De'Nerra, Kashe'. (Photo provided by  Kashe Harris.)
Kashe' Harris celebrated her daughter De'Nerra Waters who graduated from Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School. Pictured l-r : De'Nerra, Kashe'. (Photo provided by Kashe Harris.)
Teresa Faust's niece Caroline Mullins graduated from Springboro High School in Springboro, OH. She plans to attend Ohio Wesleyan University in Ohio. (Photo courtesy of Teresa Faust.)
Teresa Faust's niece Caroline Mullins graduated from Springboro High School in Springboro, OH. She plans to attend Ohio Wesleyan University in Ohio. (Photo courtesy of Teresa Faust.)
Sara Pérez's nephew Dale E. Pérez-Ortiz graduated from East Nashville Magnet High School and will be attending Middle Tennessee State University this fall.  (Photo provided by Sarah Sara Pérez.)
Sara Pérez's nephew Dale E. Pérez-Ortiz graduated from East Nashville Magnet High School and will be attending Middle Tennessee State University this fall. (Photo provided by Sarah Sara Pérez.)
Dan Krause and his family welcomed Mylo Krause on May 14th. He was born eight weeks early and spent almost a month in the NICU but is now home and doing great! (Photo courtesy of Dan Krause.)
Dan Krause and his family welcomed Mylo Krause on May 14th. He was born eight weeks early and spent almost a month in the NICU but is now home and doing great! (Photo courtesy of Dan Krause.)
Dan Hoag’s daughter and son-in-law, Beth & Tim Walker, added their second set of twin girls to their family on March 11th. Pictured with Grampa are Maggie (left) and Catie (right).  Also pictured making memories on the Tennessee River are the whole Knoxville crew now with five children under the age of six!  (Pictured Left to Right; Front Row: Tim, Abby, Annie, James. Back Row: Beth, Captain, Dan, Maggie, Becky, and Catie.) Photos provided by Dan Hoag.
Dan Hoag’s daughter and son-in-law, Beth & Tim Walker, added their second set of twin girls to their family on March 11th. Pictured with Grampa are Maggie (left) and Catie (right). Also pictured making memories on the Tennessee River are the whole Knoxville crew now with five children under the age of six! (Pictured Left to Right; Front Row: Tim, Abby, Annie, James. Back Row: Beth, Captain, Dan, Maggie, Becky, and Catie.) Photos provided by Dan Hoag.
Corey Owens and his family welcomed Brady Michael Owens on July 1st. (Photo provided by Lane Denson.)
Corey Owens and his family welcomed Brady Michael Owens on July 1st. (Photo provided by Lane Denson.)
Andrew Schleicher and his family adopted a Golden Retriever/Goldendoodle mix dog on July 10th. The 15 month old Avenger is enjoying spending time with her human sister Eva (7) as pictured. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Schleicher.)
Andrew Schleicher and his family adopted a Golden Retriever/Goldendoodle mix dog on July 10th. The 15 month old Avenger is enjoying spending time with her human sister Eva (7) as pictured. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Schleicher.)
Lilla Marigza and her fmaily adopted a kitten from Hawaii. Mochi is about 6 months old and was living on a beach. He joins their other cats who are all Russian Blue rescues. (Photos provided by Lilla Marigza.)
Lilla Marigza and her fmaily adopted a kitten from Hawaii. Mochi is about 6 months old and was living on a beach. He joins their other cats who are all Russian Blue rescues. (Photos provided by Lilla Marigza.)

For many, the summer brings a time of respite and growth.

This summer many of our teammates experienced the dawn of a new beginning as they celebrated the graduation of loved ones or spent time with new family members. Lets take a moment to acknowledge these special moments, and pray for these graduates and families that God will direct them as they begin the next chapters in their lives.