Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!!

This year, I got to nominate my Mom for "Mother of the Year" in White County where she and my Dad live.  Thought I would share what I wrote to the newspaper.

Dear White County News,

My name is Pam Kennedy of Greensboro NC. My brother is Jeff Hendrix of Thomasville NC. We would like to nominate our Mother, Shelby Hendrix of Cleveland Ga. as Mother of the Year. Why? Well, there is a 300 word limit so I can only be brief. That is very difficult to do with such a Mother as she. Mom has been there for both of us through thick and thin. She is the most Godly woman that you will ever meet. Her foundation in Christ, we believe, is what has kept all of us going. Jeff and I have not always been the perfect children, believe it of not. We have had our ups and downs. We have survived through divorce, remarriage, surprise grandchildren and even the loss of 2 grandchildren. We always know that we can call Mom when there is a crisis that is happening and know without a shadow of a doubt that she is on her knees interceding for us. We also know that we can call her and let her know when we have found a deal on clothes at Macy's or we have bought our first chicken or duck and she is just as excited. She loves to cook and is always trying new recipes. We have some "Hendrix" favorites that we all love. She took the time a couple of years ago and pulled together the recipes that we have grown up with from her Mother and our Father's Mother and compiled them in a cookbook for us. What a treasure! She loves to serve people and has a heart for missions as big as Lottie Moon and Annie Armstrong put together. She will travel to the Ukraine at the drop of a hat. Her passport is ready and her bag, I think, stays packed and ready to go. I don't know what our family would do without her. She and Dad have raised the both of us to stand on our own and yet know that if we were to ever need anything, they would both be there for us. We believe without a shadow of a doubt that Shelby Hendrix IS Mother of the Year.

** thank you for allowing us to nominate our Mom!!!!! SHE IS MOTHER OF THE YEAR FOR US!!!!!!!****
Happy Mothers Day!!!!

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