Sunday, November 18, 2012

About Elyshah

Yes!  he was named after the bible prophet, with the spelling slightly changed.
Elyshah is my daughter Daniella's second son.

You watch your children and then grandchildren from birth to maturity.

Ely pictured on the left with his brother Antonio right.
This is my daughter Femia's work depicting yesteryear styles. 
These old time sepia photos are my favorite.

Returning for a visit to the U.S. in 2008 Ray and I took Elyshah with us.
Up until then, life had been pretty hard on this little family.
Ray and I wanted to make a difference to their lives.
Ely pictured then in Arizona.....on our road trip from L.A. to TN.

Ely loved Tennessee and all the sweet people he met there.
Since then it has been school.... and study.
Last week he graduated from Year Twelve at Gympie State High School.

My daughter Daniella, his mother took these photo.... with Shannon and other graduates.

They all look so grown up!
It was a surprise for me to now see him as a young man.
Its strange, but I always see the children as just that. 
Now I need to admit, he is another grandchild, come of age.


This photo with his mother, my daughter Daniella and sister/granddaughter Shiarny turned out blurry.
But they are there, supporting him proudly.

Time goes by, and before long it will be other grandchildren graduating on to better things.
Elyshah is to take up Law at University next year. 
An appropriate career choice as he is an excellent debtor.

My Prayer and Blessing for Ely:
Psalm  1:3  "And he shall be like a tree planted by the streams of water, 
That bringeth forth its fruit in its season, 
Whose leaf also doth not wither; And whatsoever he doeth shall prosper."

17 comments:

  1. The top photo is so wonderful. It was so well designed and taken. Ely has a praying grandmother and that is worth so much. He has grown up to be a fine young man.

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  2. Your family is beautiful, I can see in these photos, and Ely has turned out great, and going to law school is a good career path.

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  3. Lovely bunch of folks there! You should be proud.

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  4. Very touching to see pictures of your family , how they grown up and their story.
    I share also thoughts from God he gives to me from his words in my other blog: willyouhearfromme.blogspot.com
    Have a blessed sunday:)

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  5. Nice story in pictures. I enjoy ... That they may be in your daily prayers.

    How's the storm now?

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  6. You have such a beautiful family! And, like another Elisha, I know your Elyshah is going to take up the mantle and accomplish great things. God bless him and you~

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  7. Dear Crystal, a lovely and loving tribute to your grandson Ely. Peace.

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  8. Beautiful family and handsome grandson. I love the top photo.. They grow up before our eyes and it's hard to accept sometimes how fast time flies. I tell all the young people to enjoy them as long as possible..Lovely family you have there. Blessings, Susie

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  9. I have to agree with everyone posting before me . . Simply Stunning Photos.
    Hope you are "A-Okay."
    Sending you LOVE,
    -g-

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  10. You have a beautiful family and a wonderful tribute to your grandson. I hope you are doing well. sandie

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  11. It is with LOVE that I read a post such as this inside look at a family, and good things about YOU as a person also sneak between the lines...and photos. That one at top in sepia with two little ones is adorable. And the others are just beautiful!

    Debtor as a background for becoming a lawyer...HA! You got also a sense of humor--the truth IS humorous, usually after the fact--grin!

    PEACE!
    Steve

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  12. What a handsome young man...he could be a movie star. The top photo is a treasure indeed. so cute. :)

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  13. Lovely tribute to your grandson. I hope he knows how blessed he is to have you all for a family. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. DARLING I WILL BE HAPPY WITH YOUR RETURN ON MY BLOG, HIS PRESENCE AS FOLLOWER IS VERY SPECIAL TO THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT BLOG. 'll Follow ALL WITH CARE AND LOVE CHRISTIAN.

    affectionately,

    Lucy

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  15. Hi Crystal, my sweet dear friend,
    You have written a wonderful tribute to your grandson's graduation.
    All the best for him with his studies in the University, School of Law.
    You have a wonderful family, Crystal.
    I am sure you enjoy spending time with them a great deal.
    I hope and pray you are doing fine, and your family is also doing well.
    God's richest blessings may always abound in your life!
    Blessings & Prayers,
    Starry.

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  16. Hello Crystal,
    Thank you so much for writing to me!
    I love your awesome blog, and I enjoy reading your letters.
    Thank you for being a super friend, Crystal!
    Blessings,
    Starry.

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