MOTHER’S DAY IS A CELEBRATION THAT IS MEANT TO HONOR MOTHERS – LETTERS TO OUR SONS

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Mother’s Day is a celebration that is meant to honor mothers

 YOLANDA CONLEY SHIELDS – AUTHOR SPEAKER COACH

Mother’s Day is a celebration that is meant to honor mothers and rejoice motherhood, maternal bonds and the power of mothers in the society. It is always celebrated on various days in different parts of the world, most commonly during March, April, or May.

This year in the USA it is May 11th. How are you honoring your mother? Share your stories on the Letterstooursons Facebook Page.

Plan ahead what you want to do. Does she live near, if not, you’ll want time to mail or ship your cards and gifts. You’ll need to know when she’s available because you should always be prepared. Stay tuned for the post that I will share about my mother this week. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! ENJOY THE JOURNEY BECAUSE IT IS A BLESSING!

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A great Mother’s Day breakfast

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A great Mother’s Day breakfast

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Omelette with Green Onions

Whisk eight eggs and 1/4 cup heavy cream together in a large bowl. Heat 2 tbsp. butter in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add eggs and cook using a spatula to swirl the mixture for consistent cooking. When the eggs begin to set, add 1/3 lb. smoked salmon pieces and 1 cup room-temperature cream cheese. Sprinkle with chopped green onion and fold. Slide omelet onto a plate and slice. Serves four. Let me know how it turns out.

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You’re A Gift

© Kristi Gurney

Mom, there are no words
that can possibly express
how much you mean to me
and how much trust I feel for you.
you’ve given up so much for me,
more than I deserve.
no matter how bad it gets
I can always count on your smile.
when you laugh,
your eyes light up
much like the stars
in the night sky.
you’re my shoulder to cry on,
my leg to lean on,
that rope that holds me together
so I don’t break.
I hope you know I love you,
with every bit of my heart.
you’re not only a mother to me,
you’re a friend, a companion but most importantly.. you’re a gift

MAKE TIME TO HONOR YOUR MOTHER THIS YEAR!

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Letters to Our Sons – A Mother’s Journey

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YOLANDA CONLEY SHIELDS – AUTHOR SPEAKER COACH

A Mother’s Journey

“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity; it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”~Agatha Christie

Being a parent is a gift from God and should be a life well spent, not a burden. Can you remember a time when your parents told you how special you were? Didn’t it make you feel good? Well, it’s the same for your sons.   When they think of their mother, you want it to be good thoughts and memories. I’m not saying everything has to be perfect, but there should be good memories that appear before the hard times. My mother disciplined us all, but I still have great memories growing up in my home as a child and love when I am able to go back. (Taken from Book Letters to Our Sons)

Take time out to write your son a letter this mother’s day to let them know how much you care and remind them that God has a great purpose for them.  In the next couple of weeks I will be featuring more mothers and their sons so stay connected with us on FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE FEATURED PLEASE EMAIL Letterstooursonsbook@gmail.com

I was sitting and thinking about Mother’s day that is coming up in a couple of weeks and wanted to send a big thank you out to all the mother’s that shared their story or letter in the book LETTERS TO OUR SONS.   See a few of them in the pictures below. Mother’s from all around the world shared their stories or letters. 

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LETTERS TO OUR SONS – FATHER’S ARE SONS TOO – MY EASTER STORY

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MY EASTER STORY – BY DR FRANK W SEMMES – FATHER OF STACEY HAMBY –

Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

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John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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Letters to Our Sons – Honored that the Lord trusted me enough to raise you.

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FEATURED MOTHER – TARA HOLT 

Dear Jordan,

The moment I found out I was carrying you in my stomach; I fell in love with you.

You have truly been my greatest blessing in life. I was so honored to know that the Lord trusted me enough to raise you.

I recall every phase of your growth and the different phases of our relationship up to this point.

As a baby you were so mild tempered. Everyone said you were an older wise man trapped in a baby’s body. Even as a toddler, you were a calm child. It was not until you reached 2nd grade that I began to notice your rambunctious side. You loved to laugh and laugh hard. At that age you would get so tickled at the smallest things and laugh yourself to the floor. And now that I think about it, you still do that today. I love that you love to laugh.

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For as long as I can remember you have always been caring person. You were very attentive and protective of me even as a young boy. The protective nature God placed in you has always been evident.

As you hit your preteen and teenage years I began to see you develop into a young man. I could see you then and now trying to establish your individuality and independence. It is bittersweet. You have moved from solely depending on me to only needing my guidance to lead you in the right direction.

You have a love for people and a greater love for God. At 16, you have many challenges and influences facing you daily. I thank God that you maneuver through those with guidance from the Lord. I love to watch you pray and read your bible every day. It blesses me to know that while combating the pressures and influences of this world, you know where you help comes from. Jordan you are an awesome young man and I am proud to call you my son.

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I pray for you daily and I know that everything that God has promised you, you will have. He’s created a huge platform for you to bring His people home. He’s given you talent and skills in athletics and academics all for the building of His kingdom. Continue to walk in your purpose and trust Him and He will bless you abundantly.

I love you to life Jordan and I look forward to seeing all that God has planned for your life.

Mom

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The Daily Dream By Lynette Lewis

LETTERS TO OUR SONS REPOST FROM LYNETTE LEWIS Praying for Cady Lewis, Pastor Ron Lewis and Lynette Troyer Lewis and all those close to Jordan Lewis. We love you. 

Lynette’s Blog – The Daily Dream.

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Letters to Our Sons – Steadfast and Unmovable

 

Letters to Our Sons 

Steadfast and Unmovable

 

“Now I am giving him to the Lord, and he will be the Lord’s servant for as long as he lives.” 1 Sam 1:28 CEV

FEATURED MOTHER – LISA MCCRADY

 

 

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My mother would always comment on how busy I always seem to be, getting my children from school to sports practice then home to either cook or finish dinner depending on how my morning went.  Then start on homework or create a project that the kids announced was due the next day at 9pm the night before.  My son started earlier than my daughter in sports.  He was 5 years old running over other boys his age because he was always larger than the others. Our cycle was football; basketball, baseball then rest for a month then start it all over again.   As the kids got older, church activities were added to our “flow” then cheering for my daughter then she started playing soccer then volleyball!

 

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On November 8, 2008, my world came to a nearly paralyzing halt.  After Julius, II (JJ) had experienced 4 straight nights of high temperatures every night after football practice, I decided on that Friday morning (just before the Youth Football State Tournament) that I needed to call the pediatrician about this fever.  I thought he had an infection, so my plan was to get him all medicated so he could join his team in completing their undefeated season on the field by Saturday.  When we got to the doctor’s office on Friday morning, our usually calm pediatrician looked at me in sheer panic when looking at his blood work.  She then sent us to the nearby medical center to make sure the results were right.  I started to panic a little, but didn’t want my son to panic so we just hung out since we “skipped” school. 

Nothing could prepare me for the call I received and the trip back to the pediatrician’s office to receive the news that my little 8 year old athletic, baby boy had Leukemia, a blood cancer that at that time had only a little above 70% cure rate.  Our journey from 2008 to 2012 has been one of what seemed at times like insurmountable.  My son had just started the 3rd grade, his life was football and Legos.  How can I tell this child that he won’t play sports for 4 years?  That his hair will fall out, that he will not be able to go out in public at times because the average germ could kill him?  I could I have prepared myself for countless weeks in the hospital?  How could I explain to my 5th grade daughter that her brother has a very serious condition and she would understand what that really meant?  The daily doses of chemotherapy some of which I had to inject into my son’s frail body, didn’t defeat him.  There were times when I thought I could not take another transition from treatment to treatment, but God shielded me from things that I know would have destroyed me had I really understood all of what this cancer was and how it would affect my family.  Then one day I looked up and it was January 15, 2012, which was the official end of JJ’s cancer treatments. 

In March of that year, the needle that was implanted in his chest for his chemotherapy was removed and he was cleared three weeks before football camp begin summer conditioning!  His return was  unbelievable and his team had an undefeated season….but my son’s record of being undefeated went far beyond the football field….. Satan thought he would defeat him, but JJ’s life record was also undefeated.  My role as a mother went deeper and my family’s life grew stronger.   Just after my son was born I would pray over him that he would find favor with man and that God will favor him.  I can’t tell you how precious and caring his spirit is to others and how others that really know him applaud his caring nature.  He adores his family and although he stands 5’9” wearing a size 14 shoe, he still loves to bear hug me and for me to kiss his cheeks when he goes to bed.  He is a gentle giant.   God saved him, rescued him and allowed him to recover so that his life would encourage others.  He is working on a book for young people particularly athletes to not lose hope if they find themselves in a health crisis.  I bless God for our journey.

Lisa McCrady

(Mother of Julius, II and Alicia Gallon)

 

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Son, you outgrew my lap, but never my heart. 

~Author Unknown

 

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THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE OF A MOTHER – LETTERS TO OUR SONS

TODAY’S FEATURED MOM

PRINCESS PALMER SAMS

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MY definition of a step mother is a woman who goes the extra STEP in that child’s life and doing everything that needs to be done and make the choice to love when they don’t have too…Words can not express my love for this young man. I call him my ‘bonus child’, because i married his dad and he was the bonus!!! It’s different with us, we have a mom/friend relationship and it works for us. He calls me ‘ma’ without force and defiantly shows me that I have earned that title in his life and I am truly honored for that. He knows I am crazy about him and I love him to death… He respects me and NEVER treats me any different because I’m not his birth mom. Seeing the love he has for me makes me love him more, because he made a choice at a very young age to love me when he didn’t have to as well… I am honored to be his ‘ma’ (stepmom), and I am so grateful for this day wouldn’t be complete with YOU, Vonte! I absolutely love you…

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NOTHING LIKE A MOTHERS LOVE

 

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The Art Of Letter-Writing Isn’t Lost – Letter Writing Campaign – SHARE YOUR STORY

The Art Of Letter-Writing Isn’t Lost – Letter Writing Campaign – SHARE YOUR STORY

LETTERS TO OUR SONS

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To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.  ~Phyllis Theroux

 

 

Join Letters To Our Sons writing campaign and share your story.  We are now taking blog submission until Mothers Day to spotlight on the website.  Please submit your letter to Letterstooursonsbook@gmail.com

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When was the last time you wrote a letter?

 

If the answer is “not recently,” then you can count yourself among the millions of Americans who just don’t write letters anymore. Start today and be different and not just part of a statistic.  Write a letter or share your story on the Letters to Our Sons Blog. It could be the thing that changes someones life. Contact us today to submit your story or letter 

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Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

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Mandela and Martin Impact and Legacy – IMPACT DETROIT MAGAZINE – REFLECTIONS

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From Nashville, TN meet AUTHOR YOLANDA SHIELDS. She is pictured below with her mentor who is 98 years old. Yolanda Conley Shields is Reflection Writer #29 featured in ‘The Mandela Martin Impact’ for Impact Detroit Magazine. This is only an excerpt.
Read her full story @ www.impactdetroitmag.com.

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The Art Of Letter-Writing Isn’t Lost – Letter Writing Campaign – SHARE YOUR STORY

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To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.  ~Phyllis Theroux

 

 

Join Letters To Our Sons writing campaign and share your story.  We are now taking blog submission until Mothers Day to spotlight on the website.  Please submit your letter to Letterstooursonsbook@gmail.com

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When was the last time you wrote a letter?

 

If the answer is “not recently,” then you can count yourself among the millions of Americans who just don’t write letters anymore. Start today and be different and not just part of a statistic.  Write a letter or share your story on the Letters to Our Sons Blog. It could be the thing that changes someones life. Contact us today to submit your story or letter 

Letterstooursonsbook@gmail.com

 

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Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

 

 

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