Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Mother's Birthday: May 11

Like branches on a tree, 
our lives may grow 
in different directions,
yet our roots remain as one. 

Hello Shepard family and friends,

Greetings from Southern California on this beautiful Tuesday in May, two days after Mother's Day.

Today is the birthday of one of the three Cindy Shepards in our family. This Cindy lives in Newcastle, Oklahoma with her husband Dane Shepard and her children Nathan and Kaylan. Cindy (Saunders) Shepard's birthday falls on Mother's Day occasionally, although this year it is just 2 days away. 

Dane emailed me on Mother's Day to say: "We have been in and out of town for most of the past week. We've been assisting Cindy's parents. We took her mother to Shreveport to visit her brother who is in the hospital. Cindy stays quite busy with home-school, being a bowling mom, Bible class teacher, a jewelry business woman, and chauffeur for her parents and sister. She manages to keep a positive attitude but needs a break now and then. We recently visited a scenic area called Turner Falls (Oklahoma) and had an enjoyable time. (see photo above)"

I hope you had the pleasure of your mother's company on Mother's Day this past Sunday, as I did. The second picture I am including today shows my mom Maida Shepard of Anacortes, Washington, who is the mother in our family with the oldest child among all the descendants of Will and Bura Shepard. Her oldest son is my older brother Gary Shepard of Oak Harbor, Washington.

Also pictured is Chenda Shepard of San Francisco, California who is the mother in our family with the youngest child among all the descendants of Will and Bura Shepard. In this picture, taken just yesterday, is baby Preslea Maida Shepard (6 weeks old) with her mother and Ggrandmother.

Thanks to my sister Barbara for submitting the quote at the top of this post. If you have a memorable or favorite quote relating to family, please email it my way. I would be glad to share it in on this blog.
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