Family spreads comfort, joy to those in need
She and her children have used the holiday season as an opportunity to volunteer and spread Christmas joy around the community.
"Being here, volunteering and doing things for other people is what brings me Christmas joy," Satterfield said. "My kids and I have always been involved in volunteering and helping."
Satterfield has emphasized the importance of community service to her children, particularly her teen daughters, Jenna and Jaala, and she encourages them to help in several ways, one of which is JoyRide, a therapeutic rehabilitation center where children with disabilities ride horses as part of their therapy. The family took classes to become "walkers," who walk alongside the children and make sure they remain safely on the horses while riding.
"All summer, for about eight weeks, the girls and I would drive out there once or twice a week, and they had a particular rider they worked with," Satterfield said.
In addition, the Satterfields have found a family bond through singing. Once again, the family took part in its annual tradition of singing as a trio on Christmas Eve at the Winner's Circle Church in Cypress. Although their busy schedules have caused them to step down from some church activities, this was a can't-miss.
"We're coming back together for old time's sake," she said.
When she is not helping out in the community, Satterfield is helping out at home, taking care of her four children, the youngest of which is now 4 years old.
"It's funny because about every five or six years, my husband and I would have another child, so it's like we would press ‘restart,’ " Satterfield said. "I've had a toddler or preschooler for about 16 years now."
In addition to being a full-time mom, Satterfield also works part-time in the financial services industry. A licensed insurance agent already, she hopes to become a financial planner in the future. She will start taking courses to become licensed in January. Even in her professional life, Satterfield strives to make the world a better place for others.
"I plan to continue being a business owner and just helping a lot of people make smart financial decisions in these uncertain times," Satterfield said.
About Adrienne Satterfield
Occupation: Stay-at-home mother/financial services worker
Community Connection: Lives in Spring
Fast Fact: Satterfield describes herself as an avid reader
Chris Marshall is a freelance writer. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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