Tag Archives: Mother

Object Lesson

How many lives would have been saved at Sandy Hook if the principal and teachers had been armed as this Georgia mother was?

5 Yr Old’s First Job. Heart-warming!

Here’s a truly heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little 5-year-old girl and some construction workers which will make you believe that we all can make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time.

A young family moved into a house, next to a vacant lot. One day, a Construction crew turned up to start building a house on the empty lot.

The young family’s 5-year-old daughter naturally took an interest in all the activity going on next door and spent much of each day observing the workers.

Eventually, the construction crew, all of them “gems-in-the-rough” more or less, adopted her as a kind of project mascot. They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had coffee and lunch breaks and gave her little jobs to do here and there, to make her feel important.

At the end of the first week, they even presented her with a “pay” envelope containing ten dollars. The little girl took this home to her mother who suggested that she take her ten dollars “pay” she’d received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.

When the girl and her mom got to the bank, the teller was equally impressed and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own pay check at such a young age. The little girl proudly replied, “I worked last week with a real construction crew building the new house next door to us.”

“Oh my goodness gracious,” said the teller, “and will you be working on the house again this week, too?”

The little girl replied, “I will, if those schmuck’s at Lowe’s ever deliver the frigging sheet rock…”

Kind of brings a tear to the eye – doesn’t it?

~Steve~                                         H/T     Grouchy

Precious Family Photo

I don’t know who these folks are or where they live.  I got it in a photo montage from a neighbor, and wanted to share it.  Talk about a lovely family, the picture of peace!  ~LTG

They’re the McGhee sextuplets, with loving parents — he works (has a carpet-cleaning service); she’s a stay-at-home mom.

From The Daily Mail, Feb. 22, 2011:

Oprah Winfrey today gave the McGhee family and their miracle sextuplets $250,000 credit at Walmart as well as a honeymoon in Las Vegas – despite the fact the couple got married 11 years ago.

Rozonno and Mia McGhee and their sextuplets – Olivia, Madison, Rozonno Jr, Josiah, Elijah and Isaac – appeared on the show today after they became an internet sensation when Mia posted a family photo on her Facebook page.

On the show, the couple told the chat-show queen how difficult and expensive it is raising the six babies and revealed they go through 50 diapers and 30 bottles a day.

The couple, who are both from impoverished backgrounds, started dating when they were in high school and married when they were 18 and 19 years old. They were determined to create the kind of family they never had. Mia – whose mother was on welfare and two brothers were involved in criminal activity – said: ‘Since I didn’t have a father, I’ve always wanted my children to have a father. I wanted, of course, to graduate from high school, go to college, get married.’

But the couple tried to have a baby for three years before finally turning to fertility treatment.

They then received the news they were expecting twins but just after they were born they died.

Rozonno – whose own mother was addicted to crack – said he wondered why God had done such a thing to them.

Soon after, however, the couple learned they were expecting again – this time with sextuplets.

And despite the sleep deprivation and constant diaper changing, Mia and Rozonno say they’re thankful for their miracle babies.

Mia said: ‘It can become overwhelming, but it’s a joy. It’s a joy being a mom now.’

While Rozonno runs his carpet-cleaning service, Mia stays at home with the sextuplets,  though they said they do get some help during the week.

Read the rest of the article, here.


WWII Miracle in the South Pacific

H/T Kelleigh


Phenomenal Motherhood – H/T GrouchyFogie!

When a group of dog rescuers arrived at the market to show the dogs available for adoption, somebody had left 12 puppies on the street – 8 of them were approximately 5 weeks old.

In shock, the rescuers didn’t know what to do. The group had recently canceled several adoption days at the market because of bad weather, so they were over their capacity with puppies still needing to be adopted out. Also, the abandoned puppies were so small that they needed to be fed every two hours, including at night.

That’s when a spayed stray dog approached, lay down beside the shoe box where the puppies were sleeping, and began caring for them. Continue reading

Change for a Dollar

Watch Full Screen – This mini-masterpiece will bless you!

H/T to my dear neighbor, Charlotte!


The Face at the Window

BTW, my mother is “Maxine’s Little Sister.”  We’ve set up a blog for her and she’s going through scrapbooks for material to upload.  It will keep me busy while my leg heals.  LOL