Light, Love, Hope

Light in the Darkness Surrounded by Love with Hope for those in need.


Shirley is the proud mother of two beautiful young ladies. She enjoys spending time with them on their ranch in the deep South with their three paint horses. Always looking for an adventure, she looks forward to hikes in the mountains chasing waterfalls, or scouring the coast for beautiful lighthouses! Shirley writes to encourage others and often times shares things that motivate and inspire her. She believes in living life to the fullest because no one is promised the gift of another day. Join her as we honor our bodies, minds, hearts, souls, and our Almighty Creator, God above!


  1. Amy Hagerup
    December 18, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

    Hi Shirley, Is this you? I found you via facebook and the joyful momma. I love this post. It is so true!!! One time when I was keeping the nursery, a man brought his daughter in and she was about 18 months old. She had her arms around his neck and her head on his shoulder. He was hugging her back and he said to me, “This is my favorite thing.” I told him to be sure to get a picture of the two of them in that embrace. Sadly, about five months later, he was killed in a small plane crash. I have often thought of my exhortation to him to get a photo of the two of them hugging like that. That is the only way that precious girl will be able to remember it. Bless you for this post. blessings, Amy


    • Shirley
      December 18, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

      Hi Amy! Yes, ma’am, it’s me! Thank you for what you shared. I, too, hope the gentleman took the picture with his little one. I’m so sorry to hear of the crash that claimed his life. My sister left a two week old baby behind, and it has always broken my heart that her baby will only come to know her mother through pictures that we share of my sister holding her as a newborn. I am glad we have those pictures, though, although my sister did not want her picture taken at that time. I treasure those pictures!


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