Monday, February 29, 2016

Mom's going home service!!!

My mom's going home
 service was BEAUTIFUL!!!
I would have to say, a few of my favorite things, 1. Before the service, Juliana, my 3-year-old niece, just randomly went up and kissed Grandmas picture!!! She just went right up on her tip-e-toes to reach her lips, it was the cutest thing ever!!!! 2. when Bishop Abbott talked about my mom, one of the things that he said that I thought was sooooo NEAT was that he said my mom was one of the best friends he ever had!!! I was like, WOW!!! What a HIGH COMPLIMENT!!! Not only because it was a man of God that called her one of his best friends, but because like he said, in the ministry, you don't always have a lot of people that your friends with AND just because I KNOW Bishop Abbott's personality and for him to say that about ANYONE is a VERY HIGH COMPLIMENT!!! That was just AWESOME!!!
The outfit I wore for my mom, she would have LOVED IT!!!
Seriously,  it was a MOM OUTFIT through and through!!!!
Thank you to All my out of state friends that either drove in or flew in, specifically just for my mom's service!!! Jen Connell, Joe and Anali Velez and Bro. Kifle! These friends didn't even personally know my mom, they just came to support me and that really meant a lot to me!!! I know I've said it like a million times BUUUUUUT thank you guys, your the best!!! Purrrrrrrrr!!!
And also thank you to all my AZ friends that also took the time to come and support me, that meant just as much to me as well and it really stood out to me that you came!!!
Annnnnnnd the church was packed out!!!
sooooooooo many lives that my mom touched!!! She truly was an AMAZING WOMAN!!! I'm so blessed to get to call her MOM!!! Thank you God for giving her to me!!!
Annnnnd after the service was over and before we ate, we passed out 62 purple and lavender balloons and you could write a message on them and then we sent them all up to her!!! I LOVED THAT MOMENT!!! It was so cool looking at them all flying!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. More pics to come as they're sent to me and i'll talk about the service more to come and  i'll eventually post her eulogy and stuff too!!!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

One prayed back through!!!

One prayed back through to the Holy Ghost!!!
A direct result from my mom's death!!!! He told my brother when he found out my mom had died that she had always told him to live for God!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Awesome friends!!!

You guys, I have the AWESOMEST friends!!! After Joe and Anali drove all day to be at my moms service, THEN, they stayed up late helping me finish baking cookies for after the service!!! And Stultz coulda been doing homework buuuuuut... He was helping too!!!
Annnnnnd we had some good laughs... Like Stultz getting "milk therapy" Lolol 

Look, his hands are even glowing!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

My Mom's going home service!!!

Anyone that would like to come to my mom's service, it will take place this Saturday at 2:30!!!! All are welcome to join us to celebrate in the life of my mom...I just want you all too see HOW amazing of a woman of God she was!!! Your welcome to wear whatever you like to her service, BUUUUUUT, her favorite color was lavender and purple so we're telling everyone that if they would like to wear that in honor of her that would be GREAT!!! Also, the family make a simple website where you can leave a message or share a memory with the family. Go HERE to see it!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Surprise, SURPRISE!!!

Look who came in this Sunday???
Sooooo Hanna decided to surprise me and come for a visit, just cuz she knew that I was SAD about my mom!!! Isn't that the awesomest thing everrrrr??? Sooooo super-duper SWEET!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Happy birthday Mom!!!

Happy 63rd birthday to the best
mom in the world HEAVEN!!!
I never got to give you your birthday present this year mom, I got you some Bible drama stories from lamplighter theatre, I had planned for us to listen to them together buuuuuut instead you got the best gift of all...YOU MADE IT TO THE FINISH LINE and I know that your having the best party everrrr now!!! Love you foreverrrrr!!! Purrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, February 19, 2016


When my mom first got diagnosed with kidney failure in December I bought her this sign and hung it up in her hospital room!!!
I prayed and prayed and prayed for my mom's healing! I day-dreamed of her being well enough to help me with bringing kids to church again and I know if she could have she would have, because she was very passionate about that. I thought in my mind, who could handle a whole bus FULL of rowdy, rough kids with NO PROBLEM??? MY MOM!!! Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd
And on February 17th,
But that does not mean that God did NOT answer my prayer...
"For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory."
(1 Corinthians 15:53-54)
God healed her the
 way HE WANTED!!!
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4)
For although she wasn't healed in the in the physical sense the way I would have wanted, she truly IS healed!!! We don't always understand the way God does things but we just have to trust him!!! As for God, his way is perfect..." (Psalm 18:30)
How can their be a greater healing than for that which is corruptible to become incorruptible??!?! And for that which was mortal to become immortal?!!?! She is in no more pain, she will never again have to struggle spiritually in her flesh, for the former things are all passed away, a glorified body...
And although I still hurt and I still cry and although I miss her, God answered my prayers, SHE IS HEALED!!! Not in my way, but in God's way!!! “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.”  (Isaiah 55:8)
"That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses." (Matthew 8:17)
"and with his stripes
we are healed."
(Isaiah 53:5)
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

In heaven...

My mommy is in heaven!!! It happened this early this morning at around 4 AM!!! My sis-in-law, Grace was in the room, she works over nights and had a feeling something was going to happen so she asked to get off early to come spend some time with my mom. Grace said that as she was sitting there my mom's breath began to change and her breaths were getting less and less and then she took one big final breath and that was it. There was no struggle, no pain, she just peacefully left this old world behind her. Her favorite song, "Amazing Grace" was playing from the playlist on her phone...
Last night, before I went to sleep, I hugged her and told her that I was going to miss her so much but that I was so happy for her and that Jesus was waiting for her and it was ok to go, then I told her that poem from the book, "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as i'm living, my mommy you'll be, and I cried and cried and cried on her, then I sang to her through sobs, In the sweet bye and bye, we shall meet on that beautiful shore...
 Then I went to sleep, and the whole time I was sleeping next to my mom in the recliner, holding her hand,  You guys, yesterday I asked God to please, please, PLEASE let me be there with her when she crossed over and he answered my prayer!!!
And not only did he answer it, he answered it in just the perfect way because I'm pretty sure I would have just freaked out if I had known she was dying and I couldn't stop it, but even tho I was sleeping, I still got to be there!!!! It means so much to me that I was holding her hand as she stepped into glory land, I will treasure this as long as I live!!!

And while my heart is broken in the sense that I already miss her so much, heaven is only sweeter now to me and the longing in my heart just grows stronger...I imagine her now in that great cloud of witnesses, cheering us on, one hand holding out to me, beckoning me to keep going, the other hand shaking a golden tambourine, shouting out like she always did in church,
"hallelujah! hallelujah! hallelujah!!!"
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Heaven bound!!!!

As most of you all know, I told you that my mom was not doing well and in December she was diagnosed with kidney failure and she then began getting dialysis treatments. Weeeeeeeelllll, I had dreamed of my mommy getting better buuuuuuuut God had different plans and last week, even with dialysis treatments, she really took a turn for the worst in the physical sense, BETTER in the spiritual sense!!!
This past Saturday while at the hospital, she told my sister that she wanted to go  home. My sister said, you want us to bring you back home to the  house? She said, No, I want to go home with Jesus!!!
Then she had all of the family in the hospital room with her and told us she was leaving, to remember to be kind to each other and to always walk in His ways, then we all prayed together! Sunday she came home with hospice to spend the rest of her time there till she leaves this old earth behind.
This was late Saturday morning, Pastor and Sis. Abbott and then they called Bishop Abbott, because he travels around preaching now and they all prayed together!
I wish I could just  hold her hand foreverrrr!!!
Holding hands with her the other day...
She read her Bible til the very end!!!! 

 today I put all her stuff animals with her, she always loved stuffed animals like me!!! And I put her tambourine with her, cuz IF she could, she'd be shouting and worshipping about heaven, she was always banging that thing as loud as she could!!! you know what, remember a few years ago she was telling me at WCC that these girls NEEDED to be wearing their skirts LONGER!!! She was like they need to be MORE than JUST covering their knees!!! I was like, Okaaaaaaaay mom, what do you want me to do, I WEAR MY SKIRTS LONG!!! Weeeeeeellll then that very night the preacher was preaching and he was like, GIRLS, your skirts need to be WELL PAST YOUR KNEES!!! Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd let me tell you, I was sitting on completely different side of the conference from my mom, BUUUUUUUUUT at that very moment I knew where she was cuz I could hear her tambourine going off like crazy!!! Oh man, MY IS SOOOO AWESOME!!!
 Her kidney doctor said that he can't give us an exact amount of time that she'll live without dialysis but he estimates at the longest two weeks. For the last two days she's been basically sleeping... and while a part of me is devastated and broken hearted there is another part of me that is sooooo JOYFUL!!! Because You know what this means??? It means she's
♥Mary Frances :) 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Happy Monday!!!

Happy Monday my peeps, and A belated Happy Valentine's Day to my ONE TRUE LOVE!!!
Excuse me, I have to go...I have a date with MY LOVE!!! ;))))
"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."
(Psalm 118:24)
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Sunday!!!

Valentine's Day SUNDAY!!!!
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! I hope you all feel the LOVE of Jesus today, the GREATEST LOVE of all time!!! :)))
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”     (John 3:16) 
" I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord."
 (Psalm 122:1)
♥ Mary Frances :)

Saturday, February 13, 2016


♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, February 12, 2016

God CAN do it!!!!

I loooooooooove this!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! This is such and an awesome quote!!! You guys, you JUST NEVERRRR know what God is going to do or HOW he is going to do!!! You may think that there is NO ONE, buuuuuuuuuuuut God can make a way out of now way, he can make SOMETHING out of NOTHING!!! Just hold on tight...God can do ANYTHING my friends, ANYTHING!!! :))))
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

LPC Thanksgiving Feast 2015!!!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllll once again, I'm pretty behind on the times, buuuuuuuuut, I wanted to do a post on our annual Church Thanksgiving Feast!!! This years was AWESOME!!! We had soooooooo MANY GUESTS and of course GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD FOOD!!!
The food set up was BEAUTIFUL!!!
(I think Sis. A did it!)
This was a Muslim family that came...they lived at the apartments where all the kids lived YEARS AGO and they just RANDOMLY ran into Sarah Greenbank at the store, of course we know that it wasn't really RANDOM, it was of course, GOD!!!
The spirit of God was sooooooooo STRONG, a lot of the kids were really touched!!!

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd DEEDEE GOT THE HOLY GHOST!!! We are still SOOOOO EXDCITED ABOUT THIS!!! I've literally known Deedee since she was born so this is pretty exciting to me!!!
I made a BOMB pistachio cake...I mean, I don't wanna brag or anything, BUUUUUT its soooooo GOOOOOOD that my brother Joe has requested that I make it for HIS BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR!!! That's like a HUGE COMPLIMENT!!!

Deedee and Christina came over to play...
Awwwwwwwwww they're soooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!
All the little kidders singing Christmas Carols together!!! Awwwwww!!!
Annnnnnnnnd of course Bro. Miraflor preached and AWESOME message!!!
All together, we had 26 people from the Paradise Valley outreach... SO AWESOME!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

West Coast 2015!!!

West Coast!!!! Who's ready to hear about the rest of this trip??? Sooooooo Hanna and I headed to Starbucks before we left...OF COURSE!!! LOL
Then Hanna started listening to her audio book and I was trying to take a nap but you can see that since I'm taking a SELFIE of my self "Sleeping", obviously I was not to successful with that!!! LOL
Hanna's GPS took us ALL OVER THE PLACE off the paved road to some crazy back road in the middle of NO WHERE!!! Buuuuuuuut it got us there!!! LOL
By the time we got there we were SUPERRRR LATE, so Hanna and I RUSHED to check into our room and we got ready in like 8 minutes!!! LOL You don't gotta do much to look good when your ME AND HANNA!!! AHAHAHAHA!!! ;))))
Annnnnd WHO so you all think got the
 award for making A MESS THE FASTEST???
You are ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!!! Hee, hee!!!
Did all that in about five minutes flat, what can I say, its just one of my MANY TALENTS!!! :))))
Then check this out...
Jen and Hanna just HAPPENED TO MATCH in the exact dress!!! They had NO IDEA the other was going to wear that...I guess that's why they're kindreds, I wouldn't be surprised if Anali was over there in Roswell wearing the same dress!!! Bahahahaha!!!
#Vanillabeauty #Chocolatebeauty
Then Nicole and I almost matched exactly as well in colors,
we were both even wearing black pleated skirts!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Things you didn't know about me #2

Okaaaaaaaaaaay sooooo here we are, "Things you didn't know about me #2" You can read #1 HERE!!! Sooooooooo something you probably didn't know about me, UNLESS your a really close friend or family, When I'm sad or really upset I tend to NOT eat...
As you can tell,
I'm a, very, VERY, 
HAPPY person!!! ;) Hee, hee!!!
"O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him." (Psalm 34:8)
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, February 8, 2016

Haaaaaapppppyyyy MONDAY!!!

~ illustrated Inspiration ~:
Yuuuup ALWAYS something to be thankful for...liiiiiike COFFEE!!! JK! JK!!! There IS A LOT MORE to be thankful for than that!!! God has been sooooo good to me, I CAN NOT TELL IT ALL!!!
"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, February 7, 2016

My kind of Super Bowl!!!

Amen annnnnd AMEN!!!
Duuuuuuuude SERIOUSLEY, I don't even know WHO'S playing, buuuuuuuut, A SELF CLEANING TOILET, that would be the SUPERIST- SUPER BOWL EVERRRR!!!! Like Pastor Abbott said today in his preaching referring to the Super Bowl, today, someone's god is going to FAIL THEM!!! Buuuuuuuuuuut I'm sooooooooo glad I have a God that HAS NEVER AND WILL NEVER FAIL ME!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Happpppppppyyyy SUNDAY!!!

43 Church Signs Too Clever For Their Own Good. this is the best thing I've seen on the internet all week!:
AHAHAHAHA!!! That's AWESOME annnnd I'm sooooo glad I KNOW THE WAY-WAY!! LOL
" I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord." (Psalm 122:1)
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, February 6, 2016

When Mary Gets To Heaven!!!!

Funny Christian Comic:
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, February 5, 2016

Bottomless fries?!?!?!

Sooooooooooo last Sunday Eve after church, a bunch of us all went to Red Robin annnnnnd of course we almost ALL got the bottomless fries, that's where you can get as many refills as you want on their fries!!!
Weeeeeeeeeeeellllll as I'm eating mine, I randomly lift up the container the fries come in and I'm like, OH YOU GUYS LOOK,

Don't you just LOVE those ahaha moments, when it all JUST FINALLY CLICKS...Or is that just ME??? ;)
♥Mary Frances :)