List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
1. Doyle Burrell and Joyce Burrell (my parents)
This is an obvious...Of course the influenced me :)I love them so much...I am who I am because of these two! They are my hero's
2. Alton and Becky Stone (Popee and Meme)
Popee and Meme are so precious to me and their love is so big. The way they have loved me and the adoration they have in their hearts for my babies is beautiful..They have influenced me in so many ways and still do. I love them more than words can express...They have become hero's to me as well...They are not only parents but friends. :)
3. Bonnie Burrell
My beautiful grandmother has influenced me greatly...I have never met her, but her legacy that she has left with her children and grandchildren draws me to her...She raised 10 children and loved them all deeply...I adore her and can't wait to meet her one day. I think about her every time I make a mistake or when I am trying to make a decision...I think about what she would do. I know it is silly but I look up to her and think so highly of her.
4. Uncle Jackie
There was very few people that could make me feel safe...My daddy and Shane are the only two men in the world that I have ever felt 100% safe with. Uncle Jackie was the other man in my life that made me feel that way...I loved him so much....He was precious and influenced me to do my best to be jolly, smile and laugh as much as possible. I loved him dearly!
5. Judy Ramey
Judy will never know what an influence that she has been on my life....At such a young age I got to meet her. She sang and I swear I thought she was an angel...She gave my parents a tape of her singing...I took it and listened and she influenced me to start singing. I taught myself to sing listening to Mrs. Judy and her beautiful spirit and amazing voice made me want to grow up and be just like her! I love you Judy :)
6. Charlene Cole
My sweet Aunt Charlene was so precious to me...She influenced me in so many ways...She loved her family, friends and life in general...She adored decorating her home and I inherited this trait from her...I also got my love for the Wizard of Oz from me visiting her as a little girl...She was so cute and so fun and loved to sing just like me...She was a bright light to me. I miss her so much and can't wait to see her sweet face again.
7. Allison Bagwell
I have many precious friends and I could honestly put them all on here, but Allison has been my friend through thick and thin even when we didn't talk for a while she still was my friend...We didn't talk and were upset at each other, but she never "really" left my side. She is the most loving person I have ever met...I mean the kind of person that loves you unconditionally....Truly, she has taught me that it is possible to love another person no matter what. She is and has been a huge influence on me in almost everything I do. I am so thankful for her...She means the world to me and to be her friend is an honor.
8. Stephens family
As a little girl this family showed me what true ministry and compassion was they loved me and made me feel like I was part of there family! They influenced me to love others and as a mother open up my home to my children's friends and make them feel as the Stephens made me feel.! I love them and always will.
9. Pam Burrell Skelton
Pam has influenced me to be a strong woman. To stand bravely against any odds or failures that I might face. She has overcome cancer, many years as a missionary in the Philippines and obstacles with her children...She is an amazing person and full of God's love. I adore her and can only hope to be half the woman she is.
10. Shane Stone
We have been through a lot in almost 14 years, but at the end of the day this man is my rock. He has influenced me to believe in Love and that even though it might seem distant at times what we have is the real deal. He has influenced me to press on, trust in us and no matter what happens or failures we each may bring that love always prevails...He has also influenced my inner princess/queen LOL and spoils me rotten. :)!