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Sheffield-Calahaln: Show your special mom some love on her special day

By Brenda Bailey

Sheffield-Calahaln

Correspondent

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day to celebrate and honor our mothers. On this day, our thoughts naturally turn to all the wonderful and loving things our mothers have done for us throughout the years. We think of the sacrifices they made to feed us, clothe us, and educate us. We think of the unconditional love that they shown us when we were being bratty little kids, and the patience and worry they had for us when we were growing up. For some, we feel a sadness that our mothers are no longer with us, but we rejoice in knowing that their memories and unending love are still with us each and every day. One of the best gifts a mother can receive is your unconditional love. Happy Mother’s Day.Here is one of my favorite poems by Helen Steiner Rice:

A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s love is something

that no one can explain.

It is made of deep devotion

and of sacrifice and pain.

It is endless and unselfish

and enduring come what may.

For nothing can destroy it

or take that love away.

It is patient and forgiving

when all others are forsaking.

And it never fails or falters

even though the heart is breaking.

It believes beyond believing

when the world around condemns.

And it glows with all the beauty

of the rarest, brightest gems.

It is far beyond defining,

it defies all explanation.

And it still remains a secret

like the mysteries of creation.

A many splendored miracle

man cannot understand.

And another wondrous evidence

of God’s tender guiding hand.

Birthday wishes to: Julia Powell, Dakota Waller and Vicki Reeves on May 6; Joannah Pierce, Carl Dyson and Ruby Bailey on May 7; Faye Church on May 11; Jane Tutterow on May 12; and Stephen Keller, Tammy Keller and Emily Ijames Brown on May 13. If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sheffield-Calahaln VFD meetings are held each Monday night at the station at 7. Feel free to come to the meetings or see any member of the department if interested in becoming a firefighter or want to know more.

A Bible study from the Old Testament “Epic of Eden” is being held at Liberty Wesleyan Church each Sunday afternoon from 5-6:30.Each Tuesday at 6:30, there will be a Youth program.  Prayer requests continue for Bryan Swain, Jean Reavis, Johnny Naylor, Dot Keller, Pat Moore, Deborah Nichols, Sylvia Ratledge Williams, Wellman Beck, Hazel Smoot, Tim Keller, Junior Dunn, Betty Dameron, Tammy Keller, Naomi Wooten, Jeff Potts, Charles England, Greta England, Lincoln Dyson, Ted Adams, Bob Ellis, Chester Reeves, Hazel Frye, Yvonne Ijames, Bonnie Gunter, Ed Livengood, Jane Tutterow, Betty Beck, Sue Gobble, Caren Morgan, Melissa Spry, Helen Bulla, Joann Renegar, Rowan Fay, Paul Beck, Greg Gobble, Betty Richardson, Fred Beck, Larry Dyson, Juanita Keaton, Clyde Jordan, WH Blackwelder and Suzonne Stratton.  Our sincere condolences to the Charles Pierce family.

Please submit all news to me at brfbailey@msn.com, message me on facebook or call me at 336-837-8122 no later than noon on Thursdays.