About/ Privacy/ Disclosure

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by! I’m Sylvia, (AKA the Crafty Old Lady ). I’m an aging mom of 9 kids including, Bethany, who is a disabled autistic brain tumor survivor and I’m grandma to the 2 most precious grandkids in the world!

I’m also a pro-life Christian feminist, a disability rights advocate, in favor of marijuana legalization, a friend to those of all races and religions, and a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community!

That’s quite a mouthful and an unlikely combination…but like it or not that’s who I am!!

My life Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 13:13-  And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love!

I chose this verse because I have FAITH in God, HOPE in what Jesus did for all of us on that cross and LOVE because I believe we should love everyone just as Jesus does!

I also chose this verse because I had to muster up a ton of FAITH when my daughter, Bethany was diagnosed with a life threatening brain tumor in 2000 at the age of two. I was forced to put my HOPE in the surgeons who performed her life saving surgery, and LOVE is what has gotten us through many trials and tribulations!

After Bethany, underwent emergency surgery to remove her brain tumor, she was diagnosed with multiple permanent debilitating disabilities.

We have been striving and admittedly struggling at times to find happiness amidst life’s ordinary, everyday, precious, little moments.

Each day we embrace the challenges caused by a brain tumor, brain injury, autism, and epilepsy one day at a time with faith, hope, and love.

We will forever continue attempting to turn Bethany’s crappy lot in life into a happy life!

In fact, our motto is, Turn your crappy into happy!
purple-divider-Copy-Copy (1)I believe that Jesus loves everyone and commands us to treat everyone regardless of their race, religion, skin color, social class, abilities, disabilities, convictions, opinions, choices, lifestyle, sexual preference, or sexual identity with love , kindness, respect, and acceptance!

Life is hard enough.

Sometimes something as simple as a smile or a genuine caring attitude can drastically change a lonely or suffering person’s outlook on life.

I think that Leo Buscaglia says it beautifully and certainly better than I can. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn someone’s life around.”

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  • John 15:12- This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
  • Ephesians 4:32-Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
  • No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.- Aesop
  • Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but heir echoes are truly endless.- Mother Theresa
  • No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.- Amelia Earhart
  • When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.- Buddha
  • Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.-Dalai Lama

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I make no guarantees that any product or book that I recommend or advice that I may give will cure your child of any special need, disability, illness, or learning difference.

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 “Faith, Hope, and Love” is a safe and welcoming place for all 

 I am a follower of Jesus and I believe that Jesus commands us to treat everyone with love, kindness, and respect regardless of  race, religion, skin color, social class, abilities, disabilities, convictions, opinions, choices, lifestyle, sexual preference, or sexual identity!

I believe that we can agree to disagree if necessary while still being loving, kind, and respectful to each other!

I will not tolerate and will delete bullying or any  comments that I judge to be hateful, rude, or derogatory toward others.

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27 Replies to “About/ Privacy/ Disclosure

  1. Good morning Sylvia. Your blog is and will be an outlet to the world that you are truly a Godly woman and a faithful mom. i will look forward to your posts and will pray for you always.

  2. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. I grew up in a homeschooled family of 9 kids as well! Nice to have met you. 🙂

  3. Faith, love and hope is more than everything. God is so good that He gives us strength. Love ties us with everything, family binds us and makes us strong. You are a very strong woman, you are indeed a strong Christian. You’re story touched me. God Bless Us You. Thanks for sharing and thanks for dropping by. I myself have different struggles in life.

  4. Thanks for stopping by A Chosen Remnant Mrs. Sylvia. I really appreciate it. I pray that God will continue to give you the strength you need to be blessing in your home and to this generation, in Jesus Name.

  5. Sylvia,
    I was just looking at my spam folder which I rarely look at and a email from you evidently went into it where you were nominating me for some awards. Thank you so much. I am sorry I never saw the post. It is so special how we all interconnect with each other on here. God bless you and thank you so much! Alesia

  6. Hi Sylvia, wow your family has been through quite a bit. I am very encouraged by your outlook and desire to serve God and others by sharing the lessons learned and stories of triumph you have experienced. I love the quote on the picture, all of it but especially the part about letting the challenges make you strong and it looks like that is what you have been doing. I am also very encouraged by your faithfulness in homeschooling!

  7. First let me say thank you for hosting your link up. Secondly, Sylvia, let me add: God Bless your sweet soul as you minister to your precious babies and their special needs.

    Nine children, what a blessing! And a degree at 52 while homeschooling! My hat is off to you. I am 53, former single mom of three sons, and now an empty nester and relatively new wife {we just celebrated two years on July 18} Hope you and your kids might enjoy our story about our ongoing quest for the Ultimate Banana Split {Yesterday’s Post}. AND if you have any suggestions about really great ice cream places in your neck of the woods, PLEASE leave a comment on my blog post. We are gearing up for presenting the next Top Banana Award!! Blessings to you and yours. Enjoy the weekend.

  8. Sylvia,

    I just wanted to stop by to say hello. I saw your tagline and thought it was a code for something else. Now I really see you are a mother of nine. Wow! I am a such a believer in homeschooling and respect and admire what you do.

  9. HI Sylvia,
    I just dropped by to see how you were doing. I hope good. Alesia
    I am still blogging,but not as much as I want to.. Life gets in the way. : )

    Best Wishes,

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