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Everly Pleasant is a clickety-clacker of stories, thoughts and typos. She is a sister to seven siblings and works from her family's bustling home. She grew up (and keeps growing up) in the heart of Texas, under sprawling oak trees and big, bright stars. She is thankful for God's grace,...

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  1. Everly,

    Having been your online friend for several years now… I can tell your mama must have been a very wise, gentle and loving example to you indeed. Your love and respect for her always come through. This is a beautiful piece and I’m so thrilled to see your writing expanding to new venues!

  2. Thank you, sweet Everly. You have touched the heart of every mom out there who has wondered if it’s all worth it. And you remind us that YOU (our daughters) are worth it too.

  3. I don’t have a daughter, I have one very rambunctious son… but I needed this today. I’m wiping tears from my eyes as I type. Thank you for reminding me that it’s all going to be worth it.

  4. I’ve got a girl flipping and kicking and being knit together right now. I needed this. I needed to hear God whisper to my mama heart and your words were the conduit. Blessings.

  5. My daughter’s birthday is tomorrow…she will be 22. She is coming home today to celebrate with us since she has to work on her birthday. I was sitting here looking at pictures of her growing up and wondering some of the things you’ve written here, remembering those thoughts and feelings….what wonderful timing, I read this and was unable to hold back the tears….thank you so much! God’s timing is Perfect!

  6. Thank you …. a mom of grown children I am still wondering if “I am getting thru” …. thank you for the reminder to never give up saying it and praying it!

  7. This is one of the most pieces I’ve read in a long time. I kept coming back to it today and I can’t seem to let the words soak in enough. Thank you for the gift of this perspective. It’s just beautiful!

  8. Wow.

    I am the mom of an only child, a 21 year old boy who’s just recently left the nest. We’ve had some issues over the last couple of years, and I often wonder if I did anything right. Your post puts things in a whole new perspective. Thank you so much for sharing.

  9. Truth…Spoken to a heart who wonders if they will ever truly know how precious their lives are to us.

  10. Thank you all so much—your comments mean the world to this little daughter!

    And Tonia-you know that you’re my blog-mama. 😉

    Much gratitude and few words,
    Everly

  11. Raising two teenagers isn’t easy, especially if one is a strong minded daughter. At times I feel so alienated from my her and that everything I am saying is falling on deaf ears. This gives me hope that she is listening.

    • Thank you. 🙂

      Blessings, blessings, blessings to you for not giving up on your strong-minded daughter. I’m one of those and I still need my mama.

      Love, E.

  12. “God Bless You.” .. I so needed to hear this today and every day. I have 3 daughters (16,20,24) that I raised about 80%(or more) on my own while their father was busy “living his life.” Now I never hear from 2 of them, as they now will only see their father bc I’m such a failure. They’re intelligent, beautiful and very successful, I knew they would be. There are no words to describe how my heart aches. I raised them with God and I pray to God every day for their safety, happiness and that someday our family will be back together. Your words are amazing, inspiring and encouraging. Thank You for giving me Hope.

    • Sue,

      I am saying a prayer for you and your daughters. You must realize that, even in the middle of this horrifying situation, God is paying such attention to you and your family and waiting to bless you. Please lean on Him through all of this and don’t lose hope. You are precious to God and He will never forget or abandon you. May you and your daughters be reunited someday soon through the peace of Christ.

      Thank you so much for sharing.

      Love, Everly