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Written by Aaron Shaver - College Heights Friendship House

Swearing and Smiling

I first met Ms. Hickman about six years ago, soon after moving onto Cockerell. She was an active and passionate part of our neighborhood association. For a variety of reasons, the association has not met for quite some time, and my interactions with her had become scarce. So one day I decided to pay her a visit.

Ms. Hickman loves visitors. She offered me some water and we caught up on life. She shared with me her grief since her husband died in January. She is worried because her home needs some repairs, and her husband was always the one to take care of those kinds of things. Though somehow, Ms. Hickman always has a smile on her face, and she credits her trust in the Lord for this...