Light, Love, Hope

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

Shirley

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!

6 Comments

  1. Jolene
    May 13, 2015 @ 4:07 pm

    Thank you of sharing your sister’s story with us. May God continue giving you, your and your family comfort in real and tangible ways.

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    • Shirley
      May 14, 2015 @ 11:44 am

      Thank you for your kind words, Jolene. That is how I have made it thus far, with God as my strength and Him providing comfort as only He can.

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  2. Jackie
    May 13, 2015 @ 10:14 pm

    Thank you for sharing your sister’s journey, the raw pain and vulnerability. Postpartum depression is something that was rarely discussed fourteen years ago, but so very really for many mothers. Keep those memories alive of your sister, one day your niece will want to know about her mother. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a memory that no one can steal.” ~ Irish Headstone

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    • Shirley
      May 14, 2015 @ 11:44 am

      Jackie, your words brought tears. Thank you for what you said, and yes, I strive to keep my sister’s memories alive just for that very reason. I have pictures of my sister holding her newborn baby moments after she was born … and then when they came home from the hospital. These pictures that once brought so much joy, brought so much pain afterwards. I have them in a safe place to one day, hopefully, share them with my niece.

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  3. Barbara
    May 13, 2015 @ 10:24 pm

    Oh my, Shirley! What heart-felt – beautifully written – words; such pain and heartache at this tragedy in your life and that of your sister and your niece and your whole family…then to not even be able to be around this niece of yours, the only part of your sister that you could have; yet, you couldn’t…

    I don’t know what more to day other than thank you for sharing this post…yes, we DO often wonder, don’t we?! May God continue to wrap His arms gently around you and comfort your heart.

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    • Shirley
      May 14, 2015 @ 11:42 am

      Thank you so much, Barbara. The pain is so great at times, even after 13 years.

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