February 16, 2013 2:09 AM

This speaks for itself...


                                       SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 400
Offered February 5, 2013      Celebrating the life of Barbara Curtis.

WHEREAS, Barbara Curtis, a loving mother and well-known author in Loudoun County, died on October 30, 2012; and
WHEREAS, originally from California, Barbara Curtis cultivated her own life experiences into a passion for motherhood, education, and Christianity; and
WHEREAS, a devout Christian, Barbara Curtis sought to help others by sharing her insights on the importance of faith in family and culture; and
WHEREAS, Barbara Curtis trained to become a Montessori teacher, a type of teacher devoted to supporting a child's natural psychological development; and
WHEREAS, later using her Montessori training to homeschool her 12 children, Barbara Curtis became an inspiration to her friends and neighbors; she began a long and prolific writing career to pass along her parenting knowledge; and
WHEREAS, building an impressive catalog of nine books and over 900 articles in 70 different publications, Barbara Curtis earned a reputation as an expert on parenting and Christian living; and
WHEREAS, many followers of her blog, Mommy Life, credit Barbara Curtis with helping them to"grow up" and to find purpose in their lives; and
WHEREAS, Barbara Curtis raised four children with Down syndrome, three of whom were adopted,and became a fierce advocate for children with special needs; and
WHEREAS, Barbara Curtis is survived and fondly remembered by her best friend and husband, Tripp; her 12 children, in whom she took great pride, and their families; and many other family members, friends and fans; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of a devoted mother, a respected author, and an inspirational member of the Loudoun County community, Barbara Curtis; and, be it       RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Barbara Curtis as an expression of the General Assembly's respect for her memory.

I humbly thank you for giving my wife this honor...
Papa Tripp

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That is awesome!!!

Posted by: Sara F. | February 16, 2013 7:46 AM

I got chills reading this. Congratulations to Barbara's family and friends. And especially to you, Papa. God Bless!

Posted by: Sue | February 16, 2013 10:38 AM

I got chill bumps. too! This is so, so awesome!

Barbara, and her intentional and dedicated life, lives on!!!

Still missing her......praying for you, Tripp.......

Posted by: von | February 16, 2013 6:59 PM

More proof of what many of us already knew - Barbara touched and will continue to touch so many lives

Posted by: Judy | February 17, 2013 8:12 PM

That's beautiful!

Posted by: Rachel | February 18, 2013 6:23 PM

Wow!!! Love it. Praying for you and your boys every time I see a post.

Posted by: Melissa | February 19, 2013 6:33 PM

I just stumbled on this website and was encouraged right away. I myself have a special needs child and I am always looking for resources. I look forward to reading her book. I am sadden to hear that Barbara has passed away. My condolences...

Posted by: Ginger | March 20, 2013 11:34 AM

Wow, Tripp, that is pretty impressive. It is good to see someone's faithfulness and hard work rewarded. I think the whole family must share in this honor. She would want you to.
Thank you for sharing this.

Posted by: Julana | March 24, 2013 7:47 PM

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