My only daughter and the source
of many joys!
I dedicate this
site to my daughter Valerie, a very
beautiful, talented, and loving girl, who
doesn't feel she is special. Well, she's
wrong because she is very special, not
only to me but to Christ our Savior, and
to many many friends. She is not perfect
but who of us are, she is not always my
pride and joy but I never stop loving
her. We don't always agree but that is
part of life and the important thing is
that she know I love her. I share here
many of my favorite photos and several of
our brothers and sisters in Christ popped
in to help make her feel special too.
Valerie this is Your Page, everything
here is yours, given to you out of Love!
Though she may not know it she is my angel.
A blessing from Heaven who no other could ever
Valerie and baby brother Shane!
The sparkle in her eyes the sweetest smile in the
Valerie and Grandma!
Valerie and Mom!
Big brother Shawn, Mrs.
Clanton, Big brother Shannon
Mrs. Clanton - in our opinion the greatest
kindergarden teacher ever,
she had all four siblings. She has now retired
before she gets the next
God bless you Mrs. Clanton!
She has many faces,
not always the most lady like,
"I can be ugly too,
learned this from my brothers!"
Sometimes a little
"Oh, am I supposed to be
Not always agreeable
"I'm awake Mom,
but always her
and I love them all!
"ummm, this is so good"
The dog is Chaffon, the
cat is Smokie (who is no longer with us)
Friend Elizabeth (Biz)
So many things are
But this I know is
My world is full of sunny lanes
Because I've walked with you.
You've given me as
The gems of friendship rare;
The shining light of faith and love...
The knowledge that you care.
You've helped me grow
In looking high above,
To light the light that never fails us...
To the truth that God is Love.
And so, my days are
I've wealth untold, 'tis true...
Because God planted friendship
Deep in the heart of you.
© Lola Taylor Hemphill.
Needless to say her life is not easy -
with 3 brothers what would you expect :)
(and they are so helpful
Valerie meets her first nephew (Austin)
for the first time!
message to Valerie:
My Dearest Valerie; I give to you this
web page, I know it may not be all that
you want but I have done my best with
what I have available at the time to show
you just how much I love you. As I
stroll/scroll down this page I see your
smile and it brings tears to my eyes to
think that smile is not always there. The
love that is in my heart causes me to
feel all of your pain. I wish with all my
heart that I could take away the hurt
that you feel and would gladly do it if I
Honey I know you think I love your
brothers more than you, but you are
wrong. When Shawn was coming I hoped for
a girl. I was raised with 2 sisters what
did I know about boy's stuff. When
Shannon was born again I had hoped for a
girl. When you were born I was thrilled.
I had so many things I wanted to share
with you. Looked forward to so many
firsts, first steps, first words, first
day of school, first crush. First
boyfriend, first date, first prom, first
broken heart. Although we have been
seperated I have never stopped loving you
and I still look forward to sharing your
life. Please know that although we may
not always agree I am always here for you
and always will be, with all my love and
prayers. I love you Valerie, Mom (2000)
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye
Serve the LORD with gladness:
come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD he is God:
it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the LORD is good;
his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations.
(this is one of my favorite verses)
Jesus Is My Solid Rock
Mom's prayer; blessed
Father please watch over my daughter and
keep her safe. I pray for her health and
happiness for with those she will also
have wealth. Please open her eyes to the
good in the world and the many
opportunities that she may be missing out
on and keep her away from the evils there
In Jesus' name I pray, amen
Two - Gifts from FRIENDS
page is much more than a page full of
graphics, it is a collection of gifts
from loving friends who love, and care
for you Valerie, just as I do. Take your
time and enjoy all the wonderful things
there are to be found here.