Thursday, August 27, 2009

update on me......Shelley

My heart is so full. I feel the the peace and comfort that only comes from the gift of the Holy Ghost. I know that Heavenly Father loves me. I know He has not forgotten us. I feel His love each day. each minute. I know that my Jordan is with loved ones and is busy doing the Lords work. I also feel him here helping me explain things to our kids.

Last night I had a dream... Jordan and I were in a small space of some kind I asked him if he could give me a blessing and he said no I can't, I'm on a mission. He was glowing and his eyes were red... like he'd been crying.

I went upstairs and found Chantel still in bed but awake. I said, "Chantel guess what? I had a dream about daddy last night!" She sat right up in bed and said, "Me too mom! He smiled at me and so did uncle Jed and Grandpa Mingo."

It was a sweet experience. I have had too many tender mercies to doubt..... I know that Heavenly Father lives, and I am so thankful to my older brother, Jesus Christ, that he made it possible so that we can be an eternal family!!!!!

If you are looking for something to boost your spirits, read Alma 13. After I read that, I was at the temple, I felt so much peace. It helped me to understand what Jordan is doing... I'm so glad I was lucky enough to be married to him. After we got home from the temple, I opened my scriptures to that page of Alma 13 and on the top right corner years ago I wrote, " WHATS MY MISSION?" This has been on my mind a lot lately. Another tender mercy. I know my first thing is to be a good mom to my kids and the rest, well, I guess I will let the Lord guide me. It's worked so far.... Thanks again for all your love and support and prayers.......Shelley


  1. Thank you for that post. I think of you Shelley every day. If you need help I am close by please call. These thoughts gave me goose bumps.

  2. Shelley you are amazing. I have been thinking of you and praying for you every day. That dream is beautiful. Jordan is still always right by you every step of the way. We love you so much. Your such a great mommy.

  3. Miss Shelley Sue,
    You make our hearts sing - by just being wonderful wonderful you.
    Auntie Arlene

  4. Shell, I am so glad to hear some inspiring words from you. If anybody can do it, it's you you are such an inspiration. I read an article from Ensign "The influence of righteous women" the prophet Joseph SMith told the sisters, "If you live up to the privileges, the angles cannot be restrained from being your associates" Associates means to join with one, as a partner, ally or friend. That is pretty cool. love ya JAna

  5. Shelly soo glad that you poste and said how you are feeling.. you are soo amazing and your dream sounds sooo wonderful and probably was such a peaceful feeling.. I love the idea of what is my mission.. I think I need to work on this more too. you are soo sweet and full of the spirit such an example!!!! thinking of you
    Wendy Robinson

  6. I love you Shelley, you are so awesome! You've already started your mission of helping others through your strong testimony! I'm proud of you and think your ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!

  7. Thank you Shelley for posting. Colin and I have been so worried about you. We know you are strong and have great faith but it doesn't make things easier. It was good to hear your thoughts and feelings and we are so glad you are able to have those tender moments with Jordan. The vail is thin and he loves you and is watching over you. You know that. You are so blessed. We love you and keep you in our constant prayers.

  8. Thanks for your post Shelley. It is so great to hear your feelings. You are in my prayers.

  9. Thanks for your post Shelley. I think about you and those kids every single day. You are definitely in our prayers. Thank you for being such an amazing example of faith, hope and love.

  10. Like those above, I thank you for sharing your feelings and tell us "how you are doing!"

    Steve and I pray twice a day that you will feel uplifted,full of the spirit,comforted and peace.

    I know if you look for them, Shell... you will receive many tender mercies. I know the Lord will not leave you comfortless.

    One of my friends wrote this to me on Facebook: "Earth has no sorrow, that Heav'n cannot heal." It's true!

    The Savior promises he will "ease your burden" and help you carry it.

    I love you for being so brave and showing all of us how to have faith and be strong.

    We are cheering you on! Aunt Barb

  11. Shelly it is your cousin Stephanie. I am glad to hear that you are being so well taken care of. I want to be there for you and help any way I can like you were there for me when I was going to BYU. but all I can do is pray. I pray that you can find hope for the future as well as peace. Make sure you wite down the tender mercies and dreams that you have so that when you have a hard day you can look back at them and be comforted

  12. aunt shell,
    YOU are truly an amazing person, woman, mother, aunt, and friend. I have always looked up to you, and I continue to every day. You have such a strong, firm testimony, and you are such an example to everyone.
    I love you.

  13. Shelley and those beautiful kids. Please know that Melanie and I are praying for you and also praying how to help. I have a firm testimony of feeling peace beyond comprehention in the midst of great pain and anguish. Stay close to the spirit for that is how we all will get through this life and learn. I am confident Jordan is keeping a prayer in his heart to comfort his family and staying strong and keeping true to the convenants so the Mingo family can be reunited as a an enternal family that will never be seperated again!!!


    With deep love.

    Jarom, Melanie, Zoey, Jordyn, Micah and Levi Smith

  14. You don't know me...I'm a friend of Arlene's. But, I've been following this blog...and crying...and praying...and hoping.

    Thank you for sharing this experience with so many.

    It will be a long time before I forget to pray for you and your little ones...


  15. Shelley-
    this is one of your old friends. I was so saddened to hear of this, My heart has been so full of love and My mind constantly with prayers for you and your family. I just wanted to let you know that I am always thinking of you and if there was ever anything I could do for you, I would do it in a heartbeat, I miss you but more importantly I love you!!!
    Love Michelle Vannoy (husmann)