Letters to My Sons – Featuring Willodes Conley Thompson

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Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom

I am so blessed that she was able to share a letter in my book. I have heard from many that were blessed by what she shared. I pray that it will bless you as well. There is nothing like a mothers love for her children. I honor her today for not giving up on us and pushing each one of us to be our best. Yolanda Conley Shields

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IRIS REGINA KENNETH YOLANDA ROBERT

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Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love. ~Mildred B. Vermont

Letters To Our Sons – My Two Sons

Mrs. Willodes Conley Thompson

From the Book “Letters To Our Sons”

Dear Kenneth,

The day you were born I knew there was something special about you. Now at 51 years old, to see all that you have accomplished has made me very proud of you: finishing high school and going on to get an established job and retiring after 30 years of labor with the State of Tennessee. This shows that you can accomplish things in life without having degrees, but being diligent in whatever you put your mind to. Your great sense of humor is the joy of our family. Continue to put God first in your life and all that He has for you will come. “Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” ~Matthew 12:33 (NLT)

Love you,

Mama (Willodes Conley Thompson)

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Dear Robert Parnel Conley (1964-1976),

My baby boy, the thought of losing you was my worse nightmare. I didn’t know what to do, where to go, or what to think. How could this have happened to you? You were so young and vibrant, interested in everything, and you had all the life around you and in you. I couldn’t help to think of all the love and nurturing that had gone into your young life – caring for you, raising you, nursing you when you were sick and taking you to the doctors when you needed that, teaching you all the things you needed to know to keep you safe in this crazy world and most of all, how to be a great man. It was like a bolt of lightning ripping through my heart when I received the message that my son was dead. It felt like I had been stabbed in the heart with a razor-sharp knife. How could it be that you would die before me? Why you? The pain was unbelievable and unendurable, but endure we did, badly, like zombies, wondering when the pain would subside, how we’d go on living our lives, how would we, how could we, ever be happy again. Your twelve years on this earth were short, but not incomplete. God needed you most.

As I write this letter, I can remember how you would crawl up in my bed at night to sleep with me. I would pick you up and put you back into your own bed and when I’d wake up the next morning, there you would be. You were always such a great helper to our neighbors. I miss the meekness of your character and your soft-spoken voice.

 Love you,

Mama (Willodes Conley Thompson)

 

WE HONOR YOU TODAY AND EVERY DAY FOR YOUR SACRIFICE

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My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.
– Michael Jordan

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My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.
– Michael Jordan
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Love-Family/Holidays/Mothers-Day/Inspirational-Quotes-About-Mothers.aspx?p=4#ZC9wUgjD0t3TEQjD.99
My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.
– Michael Jordan
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Love-Family/Holidays/Mothers-Day/Inspirational-Quotes-About-Mothers.aspx?p=4#ZC9wUgjD0t3TEQjD.99

 

My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.
– Michael Jordan
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Love-Family/Holidays/Mothers-Day/Inspirational-Quotes-About-Mothers.aspx?p=4#ZC9wUgjD0t3TEQjD.99

 

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About lettertooursons

Yolanda Conley Shields Author of Letter's to Our Sons - Speaker & Let's Go Innovate Success Coach- RELEASED September 2013 Biography Yolanda Conley Shields Author, speaker, coach/trainer and business strategist and CEO & Founder at Let's Go Innovate from Innovation & Success Coaches Countless books have been published suggesting self-help advice for mothers and their sons to nurture their relationship, but none have offered both no-nonsense insight and humor with impactful faith-based take-away tools to help a mother shape her young boy into a successful man of Godly character. Letters to our Sons, Yolanda Conley Shields debut book is penned in a heartfelt, entertaining and motivational tone offering scriptural support as well as insightful steps to encourage mothers facing life’s challenges. With diverse, comedic and heartbreaking stories, Letters to our Sons captures the struggles and victories mothers face day-to-day raising their sons, and offers helpful and relatable words of wisdom and inspiration. As a mother you want the finest for your son, but the battle can be tough with peer pressure and societal influence. Letters to our Sons is sure to leave you encouraged and equipped to not only write your own son a letter but to partner with God to shape and move your son to live out the purposes God has designed for his life. This book is sure to create, grow and shape the unique bond you have with your son and make it last a lifetime! Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory." Author: Douglas MacArthur https://www.facebook.com/LetterstoOurSons https://twitter.com/Lettertooursons
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