Families aren’t immovable objects that sit on shelves for the sake of being admired. They aren’t things that just need a little dusting off occasionally to remain beautiful. Though some families might seem like shiny trophies, that’s just perception. Trophies are cast in metal — they never change, and they never grow. They’re easy to maintain, and only exist on mantles.
Families take a lot more to thrive and must do so whatever the conditions. They must be nurtured to work properly. They look like a lot of different things and come in all sizes. The constant is that they need to be fed to survive. The literal bellies need food, but also the banking accounts and most importantly, the souls. That often takes teamwork, time management, sacrifice and good old-fashioned trial and error.
Some of Mount Pleasant’s most hardworking families have shared how it all comes together for their crew. Sometimes it is about relying on the community. Sometimes it is about organizing time. Sometimes it is about maintaining health and balance. It’s different with everyone because the challenges and triumphs are unique to each family unit.
Enjoy learning how your Mount Pleasant neighbors, business owners and peers manage all of the moving parts in their lives. Look at the cogs turning, gears grinding and axles spinning inside the mysterious machine that is a family. Get to know the moms and dads that work for it and that march alongside you, navigating the same fast-paced world that you are.