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Children Need Encouragement Not Labels

With school starting, I thought I would share an excerpt from my book, Bury Me with My PearlsI am so thankful that I had my two mothers of pearl to help me through life always giving me wonderful guidance.  My father also taught me the value of hard work.  These “cheeerleaders” combined with lots of prayer, helped me overcome negativity with grace and humor. In my case, I was labeled Dyslexic and told  that I would never attend college, etc.  Children need encouragement not labels.

This story is dedicated to all the “encouragers” who help us with the many irritants and negativity in life. Forward this those who need encouragement to encourage others.

God-Love-Her Pearls

The phrase used to be “Bless your heart.” For more serious cases the expression has been upgraded to “God love her.”

Posted in children, encouragement by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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Parenting; The 24-Hour Job That Never Ends

  On July the 7th, 1988, my mother said, “Tomorrow you will become a mother;  from that day forward, your life is not your own.”  Boy, was she right!  Then twenty-two months later, another child was born…and then there were two.  I quickly learned some valuable info being a parent.  No doubt that parenting  is the 24-hour job that never ends. The following is a humorous story from my new book, “Bury Me with My Pearls.”

Oyster Shells and Oyster Roasts; a Southern TraditionOn July the 7th, 1988, my mother said, “Tomorrow you will become a mother;  from that day forward, your life is not your own.”  Boy, was she right!  Then twenty-two months later, another child was born…and then there were two.  I quickly learned some valuable info being a parent.  No doubt that parenting  is the 24-hour job that never ends. The following is a humorous story from my new book, “Bury Me with My Pearls.”

     The rule is that oyster roasts can only be celebrated during “R” months.  Professional oyster roast folks will be accessorized with a glove, knife and appetite.  It is not uncommon to see engraved knives and monogrammed gloves. We do love our oyster roasts.

One of the greatest challenges is to open the oyster shell.   They can be the most stubborn shell to pry open.  The shell is protecting the growing delicacy that is on the inside.

Posted in children, family, parenting, Uncategorized by Jane Jenkins Herlong.