Monday, May 11, 2015

The Ties That Bind

I've been away from home.  I stayed almost a week with my parents.  My only sister and some of her family came from out of town to visit as well, so it was a very full week!
My sister and I are four years apart, she being the older of us two.  Sadly, we were never very close as children, but we loved each other regardless. Our childhood was a bit bumpy, especially my sister's, which left her with many issues which she never came to terms with, then led her down some disturbing paths in her life.  She has Bi Polar now, along with other issues as well. My heart goes out to her in love, but the best I can do for her is pray for her healing and love her unconditionally. I certainly do, with all my heart. We all live in such a broken world, full of hurting, broken people, but God's grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love will definitely see us through until the end, if we trust and believe in him to do so. Trusting can be so hard at times when it seems that our lives, and the lives of others are just in shambles, but determination and prayer will keep us standing on our own two feet.

My mama, my sister and I


I hope all you mothers had a special day. Maybe you've never given birth to a child, but have a mother's heart, and have been a mama to many......I want to say I hope your "Mother's " day was special as well. Being a true mother is so much, much more than just giving birth to a baby. It's about giving time, making many sacrifices, and putting others before ourselves.  It's dedication, loving unconditionally, and so on, and so on.  It's a love like that of God!

 May your week be wonderful,. Blessings to all


  1. Happy Mothers Day to you [sorry its late]..
    So happy you got to share a wonderful week with your family. And got to bond with your sister. I will pray for her too..[I also have sisters that need prayer. Life is hard,and we must turn it over to God..Isnt it awesome , that we have our Heavenly Father to go to.
    How are you doing? Praying for your health and happiness.

  2. Oh Shelley, my sisters and I are not as close as I would like them to be with me, but such is the case with families :0( I think it is a beautiful photo and one that should bring a smile to your face every time you see it! mari

  3. Lovely new spot... I have been trying to comment i had several days back but i think it didnt work.. I have been so busy with Mamas house and so on I get to post but not always visit. I nave alepways enjoyed visiting with you. Blessings and prayers for your sister i hooe through Medications and therapy she can go into remission. With much love Janice

  4. Lovely Mother's Day thoughts. Glad that you and your sister are growing closer as adults. I didn't grow up with either of my sisters, but now count them both as two of my closest friends. Love and blessings to you!

  5. Hello Mrs.Shelley,,,Dropping by for a few :-)
    Well it is Monday ,and I hope you are having a Super Day,and Pray you have a Blessed Week :-)



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