BC: Her children rise and call her Blessed!
1: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.
2: Mama and her honeybunch through the years. You always supported me and even let me bring some cats in the house!
3: When it comes to learning how to be a wife and mother, I didn't need to study Proverbs 31 or Ephesians 5. I could just watch you live your life in faithful discipleship. Thank You! | Love, Dorothy and Brian Christy, Caleb, April and Beth
4: Whatever our age, you've always loved us!
5: We love you! | Happy Birthday Grandma!
6: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories.
7: I appreciate the example you have given us on how to live a God filled life. Your passion for prayer & diligence is an example I need to strive for. Your faith has kept you strong in the adversities of your life. | Mother, I want to thank you for all the things you have done for me. You have encouraged us children, allowing us to be creative, letting us experiment and grow. You have always been available to us when we've needed you. You often put our needs before your own. Even now, you come whenever one of us calls | An excerpt from a tribute Rich read at church for Mothers' Day. | You were able to balance a home & raising your family while also taking care of your ill & aging parent. You showed courage & strength as you battled breast cancer. You remained a strength for us when Daddy died. When you found such joy with Virgil, I was happy for you. Once again you showed great strength & faith when he died 11 months later. Mother you are a remarkable woman & I am thankful that you are my Mother. I love you & I am proud to be your son. Richard, Velma & Elijah
8: Happy Birthday Grandma! I love you, Elijah
9: Thank you Mother for the godly example that you have shown in the way that you live your life. It reflects in the lives of your children & grandchildren. We love you! Robert, Ruth, Aaron & Ashton, Emily, Allison, & Matthew
10: Robert & Ruth's Children | THEN . . . | Aaron | Emily | Allison | Matthew
11: . . . and NOW! | Ashton & Aaron | Emily, Matt & Allison | Ashton & Aaron
12: You took care of us as babies... | Ryan 1988 | Nicholas 1993
13: ... and we still need you today!
14: Family... | . . .Precious Memories
16: Mother, you have been a source of inspiration for all of us. You have taught us how to faithfully parent children, while being a loving wife and mother, | but more importantly, you have taught us how to be a faithful, prayerful woman of God, for whom growing older is not to be feared, but to be treasured as a gift from God, Love Zawdie, Nancy, Ayannah, Aysha, and Anika
17: Dear Grandma, Thank you for always being there for me. You remember birthdays and graduations, and you have been there for every milestone in my life. Love, Aysha | Grandma, I have so many good memories--picking blackberries, husking corn and canning peaches. From you, I learned the importance of prayer and humility. I admire how you put family right under your devotion to God. Love, Ayannah and Mike
18: Grandma, thank you so much for being a source of wisdom and kindness for our family. I love you! Happy Birthday, Anika
19: stories Upwords | "all the memories are good" | adventures BLACKBERRIES! | Thanks for all your visits to Boston, for coming to my graduation and for the rhubarb pie.
20: Thank you for the years of faithful prayer, loving support, wise advice, and wonderful memories!
21: Love, Reuben and Diane | laughter and love
22: Thank you so much for making us a part of the Shetler Family! It means so much to us! Love--Ken and Barb