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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers day Gretchen!

"As one whom his mother comforts,
So I will comfort you" Isaiah 66:13
There once was a handsome Native American guy, who left his small reservation for college. During this time a beautiful hippy girl from Cleveland Ohio, moved to the small town. While walking home one day a handsome Indian guy pulled up next to her, asked her name, also if he could take her out some time? She said yes, they fell in love, got married and had five little half breeds!
My momma continues to be the best Godly example, of a mother, wife, child of God. She truly is the most sweetest, kindest, generous, loving person I know! I also know that I'm not the only one who feels this way. She is a "mother" to many, her words, hugs, love go sooo far! My siblings and I know how fortunate we are to have her, she's beautiful both inside and out. She also loves my children as her own.
Love you mommy soooo much thanks for being the best friend any daughter could ever want!
I had an early mothers day yesterday! First off I had a bladder infection that I ignored way to long! It turned into a kidney infection, making me feel horrible, super achy, chills fever. John finally talked me into going to Urgent care Friday night, they gave me a shot of a powerful antibiotic, this morning I woke feeling brand new, praise God!! Anyway John let me rest all day Saturday, when I woke the house was empty, and cleaned to perfection! On the counter was a little black box with this gorgeous necklace in it!
Here's a link to Etsy website, where Dawn Smoley sells her one of a kind charm bracelets, necklaces. http://www.etsy.com/search/handmade?q=dawn+smoley
This gift was enough, but then suddenly while John and girls were out, my cell phone stopped working!!! Confused, I went back to my magazine, then the door opened, John and our three girls come in with huge smiles, John asked, "Can we give you your mothers day present early??" I said," no I'll wait till tomorrow," John can't keep a secret no matter what, so I knew this was a torturous answer! He said, "well we have to,"  out of a Verizon bag came this


  1. I can remember going to sunday school with my gma betty and always admired your family your mom has the most softest comforting voice i've ever heard she is the awesomest person ever you are so lucky!!...you really do have an awesome life shirley you are very lucky!!

  2. It's only by the grace of God, there are trials I have to go through, but I know with God I'll make it through!

  3. Shirley, what a beautiful picture of your Mom, Dad, and all of you! I love it! Great story about your mom and dad. Keep sharing, it's nice to read such lovely, warm and caring words - it truly warms my heart.

    Take care, Hi John, hi kids - hope to c everyone soon. xoxo Rita