No Greater Joy

Just a quick post today to wish you all a happy Mother’s Day, and to share my motherly joy with you :) Yes, that means you get to look at yet another picture of me enjoying my girls :)

Kristin, Kelli, and I spent an early Mother’s Day together last Sunday — with all of our guys of course — and loved every second of it. At least I did :) You see, I love these two like crazy and am blessed beyond measure to be their mom.

For your sakes — and theirs –I’ll keep the bragging to a minimum :) but let me just say that they really are two pretty terrific young ladies. What a joy it’s been to watch them grow from precious little girls into the independent young women they are today.

Out of all their wonderful deeds and qualities, you know the thing that means the most to me? They haven’t left the God of their childhood. They are both still living out their faith.

I don’t take this blessing lightly. So many young adults end up leaving the church — leaving God — to go their own way. Of course, my girls, like everyone else, have had their ups and downs, but where were they before they met me for lunch last Sunday? In church. Thank you, God! And thank you, Kristin and Kelli — I love you! And yes, I’m proud of you!

Now it’s your turn. Brag a little!

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1:4

**Please pray: Last night, a dear friend of mine from church (Amy) was killed in a car accident. Kyler, her teenage son, died later as well. Her daughter, Tara, is in serious condition. Please pray for Amy’s husband Brent and the rest of the family. Another son is graduating this month and another is getting married the first weekend in June. All words fall short in this kind of situation… Please pray…


  1. Oh Cheryl. I can’t imagine the pain. Truly. I’m praying now.

  2. Cheryl:
    How saddened I am today to hear of the loss of your friend. Everyday we have on this earth is a gift; to share it with our loves ones (and you’ve got some beautiful ones!!!) is the makings of a great day.

    Thinking of you this week…


  3. Cheryl, I’m praying. I am so sorry for your loss. Those poor people.

  4. Am praying…

  5. Friends, I so appreciate each expression of sympathy and especially appreciate your prayers. It’s wonderful to see how the family of God pulls together to hold up our hurting brothers and sisters. Thank you!!

  6. Cheryl,
    I am sorry to hear of this tragedy. I will pray for the family! May God be merciful and allow the other child in serious condition to recover. God Bless,
    Sonya Lee

  7. Anonymous says

    Please pass on my thoughts and prayers to Brent and their family. I’m so sorry to hear about Amy’s accident.
    Please give them my love.
    Randy S

  8. Cheryl,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your friend. I’m joining you as you pray for her family.


  9. HI,

    Please drop in to my writing blog. I’ve presented you with “The Lovely Blog Award.”

    Now, you can pass it along to 5 other bloggers, if you choose.


  10. Thanks Sonya, Randy, and Jean for your much-needed prayers.

    Randy, I saw Brent today and was able to pass along your love and concern. So glad you happened to check the blog and saw the need. I had been thinking about emailing and just hadn’t gotten to it yet. As you can imagine, the whole church is hurting along with this precious family.

    Jean, thanks so much for the blog award! I’ll get over soon. Arrived home too late tonight to drop by. Thanks again!

  11. Thanks Cheryl for passing on my thoughts to Brent. I can’t imagine the loss everyone is feeling. You did a great job on your memory-blog.

    I stop by at least one a week and read what’s going on on “R&R”!! :-)

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