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The Tyrade – Something to believe in

By Ty Higgins

Well it came and went. Another Christmas is in the books and it was officially a success for the Higgins household. Daddy worked for hours assembling, mommy spent hours cleaning and the kids are still playing with toys fresh from their packaging.

This is a great time for our kids. My daughter is 8 and my son is 5 and you can see, hear and feel the magic of the Holidays. We know full well that the way it was this year may only last a year or two more as they reach the tweenage years all too soon.

The presence of this magic made me realize a correlation between what the kids and adults believe during this time of year.

The first thing that stood out to me was when the kids where wishing for the treasures that were on their list the looked up and talked to the big man in red. Skyward is the very same direction that we adults look toward when we talk to the big, big man to ask for things that we hope for as well.

Both men are a mystery but we need them in our lives to feel content, safe and loved.

Both men know if you have been bad or good, although I would rather be on one nice list more than the other.

And both men can be in many places at once and spread joy to whoever is looking for it.

This time of year good tidings are different for the kids than they are for the adults. For kids the material things bring that little bit of joy until it is on to the next toy. For adults, seeing that joy from the kids, spending time with family and realizing the reason for the celebration brings happiness.

If you ask me Christmas couldn’t have come at a better time. The last few weeks have been trying for everyone in our great country and after hanging our heads in sorrow and disbelief lately, it feels good to point our eyes in the right direction, whatever the reason.

Here’s to a happy and healthy 2013.

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I was born and raised on a dairy farm in Licking County. Using the “its who you know” and “seize an opportunity” mantras, I started my farm broadcasting career right out of high school at WRFD-AM, thanks to my uncle Scott Higgins introducing me to then Farm Director Joe Cornely.

From there my radio path took me to Columbus country music station WHOK-FM, where I was known as Tyler Jacobs for over 12 years. Eventually I ended up right where I started and where I am most comfortable, back in farm broadcasting – using my real name!

I became a member of The Ohio Ag Net team in 2010 and I am proud to share the great stories about Ohio Agriculture, one broadcast at a time.

I currently live in Delaware County, where I am raising one boy and one girl, with my wife Angela. When I am not coaching my son’s baseball team or rehearsing for my role in my daughter’s dance recital (pictures if you want them), I am grilling, golfing and doing whatever may be on my “honey-do” list at any given moment.

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