Monday, October 26, 2015

Celebrating the Bates Matriarch

Gil and Kelly Jo Bates have been married for nearly 28 years and have 19 children and three grandchildren, as well as four miscarried babies waiting for them in heaven.

Wishing Kelly Jo a blessed 49th birthday! She is a godly inspiration to many people throughout the world.






Photos courtesy of the Bates family. Left: Gil and Kelly Jo Bates on a beach vacation in 2006; right: Gil and Kelly Jo Bates in 2014

23 comments:

  1. Such a handsome couple & they are so in love. May God bless them.

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  2. When did they suffer the miscarriages?

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    1. I am pretty sure 3 were between Ellie and Callie and the last was between Judson and Jeb.

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    2. Do u know the Bates personally?

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    3. We do know the Bates family personally. They are genuine folks.

      Blessings,
      Lily and Ellie

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  3. How far along was she when she miscarried?

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  4. I've been counting down the days. Happy birthday Kelly.

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  5. congratulations!! We wish you many more!!
    We know sadly what it is, miscarriages.We lost three and it doesn't matter how far you are.
    May the Lord be with you.
    Love, Wilma

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  6. Wishing you a day of love,happiness and blessings.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY JO
    Joan and Marion

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  7. Happy Birthday Kelly. I hope it's a fantastic one.

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  8. Happy Blessed Birthday Kelly !!!

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  9. Happy birthday Girl! Love the show look forward to the return

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  10. Happy birthday Girl! Love the show look forward to the return

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  11. Wishing you a birthday filled with love,joy and happiness. God Bless you and yours.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY JO
    Marilyn

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  12. Happy BIrthday Kelly Jo! Enjoy the rest of tonight with your husband and kids!

    Beautiful pictures

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  13. Happy Anniversary Gil and Kelly ! I am sorry for the four babies you lost ,I to went through 4 miscarriages.

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  14. Happy happy birthday Kelley and happy 28th! Really love watching your beautiful family... Can't wait to hear how Michaela & Brandon are doing also. Blessings to all of you!

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  15. I don't understand why her miscarriages were mentioned in her birthday post.

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    1. They were mentioned to give more information and to show how strong she is.

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  16. Happy Birthday Kelly! I know your birthday will be filled with joy and happiness with your wonderful husband and beautiful family. Birthday blessings!!

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  17. Girl &Kelly Jo Anniversary isn't December 19th.

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  18. Congratulations!! :) You guys are such a blessing to the world, we need more people like you!! Thank you for spreading the love of Jesus!
    Oh, and Kelly, it's like you never age!! You look beautiful!!

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