Thanksgiving Blessings


KATY COVER STORY-

Thanksgiving is the true American holiday, and this year, we reached out to some Katy community members to see what Thanksgiving means to them. Whether it’s family, friends, good health or great times, our Katy neighbors had so much to be thankful for. Thank you for sharing your special messages, and here’s wishing all of our Katy friends and neighbors a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!


Cindy Wingo.

“I am so thankful for my sweet family, my extensive network of friends and clients who have become friends, living in a free country with strong leaders and the fact that I am forgiven. The list continues:  My dog Hank, good health, a roof over my head and a car to drive! And last but not least, livin’ in Texas!  God is good!  Happy Thanksgiving!”

~ Cindy Wingo


The Belin Family: Scott, Lori Ann, Scotty and Anna Leigh.

“I am thankful for my family. Scott and I have been married for 23 years and have two nearly grown children who are both intelligent, kind and talented. I am thankful for our church and the friendships we have made throughout the years, as well as the wonderful community in which we live and raise our family. Most of all, I am thankful for the Lord who has been my rock, my redeemer, my healer and guide. Without Him, I would not be able to enjoy these many blessings.”

~ Lori Ann Belin


Dr. Filiberto Cedeno Laurent and wife Marcela Barrera.

“This Thanksgiving, I am most thankful for my life, because day after day, I am able to fulfill my purpose of helping people restore their skin health and achieve their beauty goals. I am also very thankful for my family, especially the incredible support from my wife, Marcela. I am very thankful to the Katy community and surroundings for making us one of their preferred choices for dermatology and plastic surgery needs over the past two years.”

~ Dr. Filiberto Cedeno Laurent,
Houston Dermatology & Plastic Surgery


The Daily Family: Jayden, Tamia, Taryn, Kiarra, Trina and Jeffery.

“Family. What is family to me? Family to me is a group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation: fellowship. Through my short time here, I have found that your family extends beyond blood. There are times when you ‘adopt’ others kids and or families. Why do we do this? It’s in our DNA, and it’s how we are wired. The most important thing about family is being there when needed, in good times and in bad. Never let circumstances separate you from family. We only get one shot at being the best family we can be.”

~ Jeffery Daily


The Johnson Family: Bachelor Jr, Marie, Bachelor Sr, Shania and Cory Johnson.

“This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the gifts of service, love and family – thankful to all of those who came before us from all corners of the globe with the same vision in mind for us to be a better people. I am grateful for being able to live in a great community with good neighbors in this wonderful state of Texas.  I am grateful to be blessed with two wonderful sons, a strong daughter and a loving wife, and also for the example of strength from my mother and the guidance of my late father. I am thankful for encouraging siblings and countless other relatives and friends of ours. I am also thankful for this little shih tzu (our dog) Ace, who constantly reminds me that my side of the bed is his side of the bed, and if I eat, he eats. Lastly I am truly thankful for our Heavenly Father’s atonement and sacrifice and the gift of charity being the pure love of Christ.”

~ Bachelor Johnson


Baby Aidan Olexa, Jacquelyn and Travis Olexa, Gemi and Wayne Voss, Sterling Lay, Bethany Rials and Christopher Voss.

“I am thankful for my loving wife and caring family. My kids and grandkids are a continual source of pride and joy. I am also blessed to have a fulfilling career in hospital administration and participate in the growing Katy community.”

~ Wayne M. Voss,
CEO Houston Methodist West Hospital


Dr. Geoffrey Konopka and Dr. Mirtha Gonzalez.

“Every holiday season I contemplate the year and the many blessings it has brought. I am thankful for many things, including the health of my loved ones and the opportunity to care for patients as part of my profession. The one thing I will always be most grateful for is my family. I know that I can always count on my family for their support. During the holiday season, I hope that everyone can reflect on the many good things this year has brought, and that they can enjoy spending time with their families.  Happy Holidays!”

~ Dr. Mirtha Gonzalez,
Houston Dermatology & Plastic Surgery


The Bourgeois Family: Elias and Cynthia Zachos, Nichole, Alexandra, Max Christenson, Christia and Alexandre.

“It’s that time of year again where I reflect on all that life has brought my family, and wow, it’s been a whirlwind. This year the Bourgeois Family would like to give special thanks to our incredible friends, coworkers and family. While members of our family battled some serious illnesses, these amazingly compassionate people came into our lives at the perfect moments without ever needing to be asked. We were shown such grace and love at the times we needed it most. Hospital visits, meals, errands and prayers were covered for my family round the clock.  We are truly astonished and blessed that God had placed so many amazing people in our lives. We were truly never alone. God places special people in your life that just know what you need when you need it. When you find those people, hold them tight! Words cannot describe the gratitude that fills our hearts and souls, but we are so very thankful!”

~ Alexandra Bourgeois