The Bates Family

Lots of Delays

by Kelly on December 16, 2012

     I’m sorry for the delays in posting updates. We’ve been working on switching to the old program I am more familiar with using…..Hopefully, posts will begin to come more frequently. I’m not very computer savvy, so I’m a slow learner! God Bless!

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Yvette Walshe December 17, 2012 at 7:07 am

God Bless:)

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fj December 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm

No worries,most don’t do it so quick.Family- faith seems to keep us all busy.
But I talk to Josh and Anna duggar they haven’t changed anyng on their site
since the birth of their first daughter.
These site’s can be such a encouragment to families-and their faith
HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMASS .
MAY THE LORD GUIDE & BLESS
Y’ALL <

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Alison December 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Thanks so much for letting us know! God bless you all, and have a very Merry Christmas. :)

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Maggie December 17, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Mrs. Bates no need to stress. I enjoy reading your posts. I find them very encouraging and inspirational. And I am a big fan of your family. However you have 19 precious children and they come before your posts as does your ministry. If we can’t understand that as your fans then our priorities are not in order!! God Bless!!!

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Mitzi LaRenza Borum December 17, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Merry Christmas Bates Family!
I haven’t seen anything about an upcoming series. Will your show be picked up again? Just wondering. I enjoy watching. Have a wonderful Christmas with your big ole family!!!

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Lori December 18, 2012 at 3:23 am

What Maggie said : )

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Debbie December 18, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Kelly, I was just wondering how things were going with you all. I can’t imagine how busy you must be now, starting your new church along with everything else. And, I totally understand about not being too computer savy! My daughter helps me when I have a problem. So much for being”older and wiser” huh? Anyway, take your time. Life happens! God Bless You All! Debbie

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Donna December 18, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Hi Bates Family,
All of your more recent posts have disappeared and now only show your Gone To Glory post from May, 2012, and prior. Hopefully the posts from May/12 and forward can be restored. Love reading all your posts and loved your show!!
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Donna

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Bianca December 22, 2012 at 12:10 am

Hopefully those posts can be restored, but if you want to see them now you can go to thebatesfamily.com/blog, the address for this page is blog.thebatesfamily.com. :)

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Jennifer December 19, 2012 at 12:59 am

Copy what Maggie and Donna say! Love your updates and missing your older post but God, family and children come first!!!! Hope all is well and hope to hear from ya’ll soon!

Love,
Jen
Mommy to 10 soon to be 11 and a momma mimi to 1

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Sue from Lititz, Pa December 19, 2012 at 3:25 am

Tis the season to have more patience. Such a small thing to ask. God bless your family and your ministry. Our family prays for you daily. Have a Merry Christmas and don’t concern yourself with the small things. We as fans and prayer warriors can have patience.
I’m not computer savvy but my seven children and 9 (to date) grandchildren are therefore I let one of them teach me the next step on the computer. Hope to hear from you soon. You make us feel part of your family.
Will you be doing any more shows on TLC and will the previous one be shown again.
Thank you so much and I know you’ll keep God and your family first. God Bless. Sue

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Helen December 19, 2012 at 8:51 am

Just glad to hear from you again. Have a happy,safe and holy Christmas.

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Julia December 19, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Well with 19 children you might not always have the time to post on your blog, thats completly understandable!
Have a merry Christmas, best wishes from Austria

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Linda December 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Hi Mrs. Bates , I love reading your Post , and hopefully restored I love your show. Have a very merry christmas and happy new year to and your family.

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Jackie December 20, 2012 at 7:20 am

Great to hear from you again Mrs. Bates. Merry Christmas to your wonderful family! John 3:16

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Barbara December 20, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Praise Jesus!
I was worried . Thank the Lord it was just computer issues.
Wishing the Bates family many blessings and spiritual prosperity!
Que Dios Los Bendiga!
Barbara
Miami, Florida

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Barbara Scott December 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm

You and your family are a blessing to both myself and my daughter. We only have two children and raising a daughter to contiunally seek God, and to live her faith regaurdless of what the world is tring to teach her. Your daughters inspire her and your sons are example of a Godly young man she should allow the Lord to lead her to seek. Merry Christmas and many blessings in the New Year.

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Gabrielle December 20, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Hi Mrs Bates, Gabrielle from England here, please hurry with the posts they really inspire me. I hope you have a merry christmas and a happy new year. God bless
Gabrielle xx

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Nistry W December 20, 2012 at 11:41 pm

I come from a family of 11 and we are so very busy that it is very hard for us to have time together as a family. We are a Christian family and love God ans each other. Just because the Bates are busy and are not able to create a post everyday/month does not mean that they are hiding anything, they are just busy.

Thank you Bates family for your HUGE encouragement to all of the world. Keep trusting God and he will direct your paths.

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Kate December 21, 2012 at 9:07 am

It’s fine!! I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and please
wish Tori a happy birthday from me… [:
God Bless

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Amy December 21, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Hi there, I have always wanted to start a blog, but can never seam to find the time, so I admire you for the posts you do find the time to do. I only have four children so I take my hat off to you Mrs Bates. From one mum to the next, can I just say, it’s definently the quality in your posts not the quantity that strikes a chord with us mums all around the world. Thankyou for being so kind as to even find the time away from your busy life :) God Bless

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Lisa December 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm

They aren’t required to share anything with you. If you don’t like them then you aren’t required to come to their website. If you can’t find something nice to say then don’t comment at all.

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Lynsey December 21, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Well said Lisa!

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Merissa Lee Kelley December 21, 2012 at 6:37 pm

No worries…looking forward to reading new posts when it all gets figured out! I hope your family has a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Your family is engaging, refreshing and inspirational!
God Bless, Merissa

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Angela December 21, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Hugs….hope you and family have the best Christmas!!!!

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Heather Byrd December 21, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Could someone please help me to understand something? If you do not agree with someone or their actions why would you waste what percious time you have in this life criticizing someone else? Wouldn’t it be better to try to be a source of ENcouragement rather than that of DIScouragement?

This is just one of several reasons why I enjoy watching your show. I always come away feeling great after watching it. I hope you and your family will continue to create more programs such as this.

Thank You

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Denise December 22, 2012 at 12:33 am

Looking forward to new updates from the family. Up date when you can. No doubt Jeb and Colton have grown like weeds… Happy Holidays to you all!! God Bless.

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Hayley December 22, 2012 at 2:37 am

Not sure if this will be helpful to any blog readers, or to your family, but the “disappeared” old posts can be seen if you go to http://www.thebatesfamily.com/blog/

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Marilyn December 22, 2012 at 3:47 am

Hi Kelly,
Just wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and Happy New Year! Enjoy the holiday season. Would love to see you post some pics from your Christmas this year. Take care.
~ Marilyn

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Beanie December 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Merry Christmas, Mrs.Kelly! :)

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Smitty December 22, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Happy Christmas!

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Smitty December 22, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Happy Christmas!

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tammy December 23, 2012 at 3:30 am

hey kelly i have the pictures how do you want me to send them to you. the ones we made at cracker barrell . may ya’ll have a blessed merry Christmas. the sock lady

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elena December 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Hi Kelly and family,

Good to hear from you again..Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a successful New Year..Hope that there will be a season 2.

God Bless

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Mary December 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Hi Kelly! I was just wondering if you wouldn’t mind taking a moment to post about your TLC show. Have you decided not to tape any more of them? Hope all is going well with Gil’s preaching. Take care, and Merry Christmas!

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Mimi December 23, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Merry Christmas and a happy,blessed 2013!

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Donna December 23, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Hi Kelly, Just a quick note to say what a blessing your family is. I would love to see more of your family on TV. I hope that you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

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Laurie December 23, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Merry Christmas to your family!!!!!!!

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Laurie December 23, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Merry Christmas to you family!!!!!

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Jewel Drake December 24, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Bates family,
I live in Ok and was very surprised to see Mrs. Bates and two of your lovely daughters at our local Walmart the day before Christmas Eve. There were alot of people around and I didn’t get to tell you how amazing I think your fam is you ( Kelly) are an amazing wife and mother to your family and thats a rare find these days. I hope your family had an wonderful experience here in Oklahoma , a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year with lots more happiness for your amazing family in the future !!

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James December 24, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Merry Christmas Bates Family! Hope you all have a delightful Christmas with the Paines. Please wish the Paines a Merry Christmas.

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Brenda H. January 6, 2013 at 4:11 am

Hi & Belated Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all of you! I am so glad to have found your new posts. I had been concerned when there were no new ones on the other blog. I understand – as I say to my family & friends-I’m technically challenged…Thank goodness for my kids! I hope all the Bates are well and that your ministry is growing & thriving. I look forward to reading your future posts. Take care and know you and your family are in my prayers! God Bless, BrendaH.

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kelly jo willey January 9, 2013 at 10:02 pm

hey! we hope your family had a blessed CHRISTmas and new year.
we hope the church is doing awesome. we know that it will be a blessing to all who enter.

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Alan Morrison January 20, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Alan from Scotland, I am sure you had a lovely Christmas and may I wish you a very happy New Year for 2013, and a special congratulations to Erin and Chad to Court (pre-engagement), I am sure they will have a wonderful future together.
I had a wonderful time over the Christmas season, my daughter had a baby girl on 20 December, that really made my Christmas. All the very best to you all
Regards
Alan from
Scotland

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