May 8, 2014
Mrs. Edna Wilson
Happy Mother’s Day Mama. I love you and miss you very much.
Dorothy Mae Wheeler
Mother’s Day is a special day for me to show my mother how special she has been to me throughout the years. She is one of the sweetest persons you’d want to meet. She has a heart of gold and will go out of her way to help one in need. She has raised 10 children and taught them to respect others and treat people the way they want to be treated. Her smile is like a ray of sunshine and she brightens the sky like a rainbow; always with a smile on her face.
She’s a stranger to no one. She speaks and talks to people she doesn’t even know. My mother has always been by my side. I want to thank her for being the greatest mom in the world. When God made her, he threw the mold away. She brought us all up to have faith and to put all of our trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To our Mother, Edith Kinard. What a Blessing you are to all of us. God has blessed this family in so many ways,
Happy in all things
This is how you spell E-D-I-T-H. We Love you Ma Ma
Belinda, Roger, Cheryl
To my awesome mother, Katie Baxter. I will always love you mom! You have been the best. I’m so blessed that God worked through you to make me what I am today. I pray that you have a great day.
Roger Kristina Kinard and T.J. Beach
Happy Mother’s Day Grandma. We love and miss you.
Susan, Robert, Cody, and Cheyenne
The wonderful childhood memories of my mother, Mildred Amick, are too numerous to count. She and my father gave my brother and I a wonderful childhood. She was always an excellent seamstress and she often made beautiful dresses for me.
One of my favorite memories is of a gift she gave to me one Christmas: clothes for my Barbie and Ken dolls. Even as a child, I noticed the attention to detail that she put into them. This is just one of many fond memories I have of her. She passed away this year, but left a lifetime of happiness for all of our family.
Sallie Fields Davis was born May 10, 1917. By age 42 she had given birth to 13 children and raised 19. She was an amazing woman. She was a provider. I remember my mother cooking three meals a day for 14 children. By the time we had finished eating breakfast, she would start fixing dinner with vegetables picked from the garden she planted. We never saw a hungry day. The most memorable times for me were seeing how my mother could make welfare food look and taste better than Betty Crocker. The cheese biscuits she made from the government cheese, the fried thin sliced pork that came in a can was better than Oscar Myer bologna and the beef in the can made the best stew when small white potatoes and onions were added.
The discarded peaches and apples at the farmer’s market made the best peach and apple cobblers, and the mouth watering pineapple cakes using powdered eggs, powered milk, and government butter.
Our mother was an unselfish and caring person. Visitors were always welcomed and never left without eating. Our mother was called home in 2009 at age 90. Our Queen! We love you Mom. Happy Mothers Day.
Miriam Kirby Leslie
Our friends often said, “I wish my mom was like yours.” She was involved in all church activities, Girl/Boy Scouts, band and sports. Mom and Daddy drove the first “activity buses” at FBC and NHS…their 1964 and 1968 Ford Station wagons. They never rode together, making sure their cars were loaded with as many teenagers as possible.
Mom entertained at home and the lake, teaching many of my friends to ski. She thrived on the love and laughter of her extended family and felt blessed by the love and admiration shown to her.
Mom had a difficult life before she married, Gordon Stuart Leslie, Jr. but she never complained and rose above every adversity which prepared her for her most difficult battle…cancer. At age 63 she developed lymphoma. Several years later she developed melanoma, causing her to lose an eye and part of her jaw. She fought cancer ferociously and courageously for 17 years. Through it all her concern was for others rather than herself.
Miriam Kirby Leslie, loving and dedicated mother of Stuart, Lee and Patricia, was the most caring, cheerful and loving and strongest woman I’ve ever known. She was the heart and soul of our family, our hero, and I’m so glad I got to call her “Mom.”
Patricia Leslie Armfield
Happy Mother’s Day Mommy! Thank you for being the bestest.
We love you to the moon and back,
Brooklyn (5), Hudson (16 months), and Easton (2 weeks)
My mother, Delores Stephens, possesses love and tenderness. In 2009, as we shopped for space heater for my home, Mother asked if I knew anyone else needing one. Her willingness to shop for a complete stranger showed character and caring that comes once-in-a-lifetime.
Mother’s love for me is a certainty. She shares my dreams, listens to my worries and always has my best interests at heart. Her love helps me feel true happiness and gives me all I need in the world.
Our connection goes beyond friendship and defies time, distance and changes in ourselves and in our lives.
I can’t explain it, but my spirit lifts when we talk. It’s like a tiny part of the universe shifts into place and all is right with the world.
Her voice brings me home.
We often laugh at the same things, and between us a shared a look can mean so much.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime connection could only exist between us and is an amazing gift of happiness.
“I have not walked in your shoes, so I cannot fully understand your journey; but I will walk beside you at your own pace, as far as you need me to. Caring thoughts with you today and always.”
Happy Mother’s Day.
Your oldest son, Clinton F. Stephens.
Behold, the beautiful essence of all that I am ever destined to be captured within the vessel of Godly Supremeness. Mother, though times have allowed me to grow in to the man that I am today, it is only through your love and constant nurturing that my life finds assurances and peace.
I want to thank you on this day, your day, “A Mother’s Day” for all the love and support that you have shown and given me throughout the years. Thank you for loving me when I didn’t love myself.
I love you, Happy Mother’s Day,
Love your son, Kelvin Abney
To our mother, Belinda Parker. Words can not express how we feel about you. No matter what you have always been there for us, in good times and bad. The Lord has blessed us with the best mom ever!
Joshua and Zachary
Mom, Cheryl, you’re the best! We Love You.
Erin and Kayla
Velma C. Bonner
Happy Mother’s Day to my loving mother, Mrs. Velma C. Bonner. There are no words adequate enough to express my love for you. You are such a blessing to me and my family. Every day is so special with you in it. As Michael says, “You are truly the First Lady of Pomaria.”
We love the joys of fun and laughter we share. So, on this Mother’s Day I wish you a life filled with just enough good things to sustain you, and days filled with love, laughter and peace. May God bless you, as He has truly blessed us with you.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mama and Granny. We wish you enough!
Love, Sandra, Mike, Michael, Austin, Kaitlynne, Savie, and Michelle
From the moment I was born, you always encouraged me that I could do anything I set my mind to, to love others, and most importantly, to put God first. I remember when Jared and I would argue as children, often as siblings do. Our “punishment” was to find and make a list of the things we liked about each other, which was torture at that time.
Today, Jared and I couldn’t be closer. You always encouraged me to find the positive in everything, even though I know that isn’t my strong point some days. Thank you for setting such a strong example of love and loving others, as God loves us. I know I will never know the sacrifices you’ve made for myself and for Jared, but I’m grateful for everything that you do for me. I love you! Happy Mother’s Day!
Like everyone else I think my mom is amazing. She has provided me with everything I could possible think of, plus more and she never asks for anything in return. I want to thank her for everything she does and continues to do for me. Not a day goes by without her telling me and my brother she loves us unconditionally. She encourages me to do my very best. Thank you mom for everything! Happy Mother’s Day!
I know you rarely make a big fuss over Mother’s Day because you’re always thinking of others. First it was Andrew and then Granddaddy, and now to Grandmamma Long, and as Mimi to Thomas and Adam, you dedicate yourself to our family in too many ways to name them all. Thanks for helping me with computers, showing me how to cook and drive, helping me learn music for children at church and … for coloring and editing children’s books on deadlines for church, too. Thanks also for putting up with the crazy deadlines and quirks that go along with having a son work as a reporter.
And when I think of all the meals cooked, rides provided, doctor trips, sleep lost, worries and wonders that have comprised motherhood for you for the last 35 years or so, I am sure of one thing.
I hope to one day add someone like you into our family.
Wherever life leads, I am so blessed to share it with you and am a better man for it.