My Kids are a Blessing!

Real Estate Agent

Thus far this month, I’ve mentioned my gratefulness for living close to the American River Parkway.  I’ve even mentioned be thankful for elasticized waistbands.  And, I've mentioned being blessed by a special mom. But, there isn't any way I can get through the "Thankfulness Challenge" that has become tradition on the ActiveRain platform, without devoting a little space for the blessing of my children. 

No two of my four kids are remotely similar. Each has very unique and interesting personalities and talents.  The one thing they do share in common, is their artistic and/or musical creativity, which shines through! There is another thing all four of my children share.  They have all worked in the real estate profession at one point or another, but have moved on to other vocations. 

My oldest, Valerie, has a gift for party planning and inflatables.  She is the owner of our local 
"Balloon Butler" business in the Greater Sacramento Region.   

My son, Randy, is U.S. Navy Retired.  He served on the Aircraft Carriers, U.S.S. Kittyhawk and the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln (1987 - 2007).  After his retirement from the U.S. Navy, he worked over eleven years, at of our local Lowe's Home Improvement Store.

Daughter, Tami, has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and is in private practice in Reno, Nevada.  In prior years, she was a high school honors English teacher.

My youngest daughter, Jill, has worked approximately 30 years in the financial realm at Franklin Templeton, here in Sacramento.  After graduating from college at age 20, she worked for a time as a Realtor, she then moved on to title company operations, before her current position at Franklin Templeton.

They have all made me very proud!

We are pictured below from left to right - Randy, Me, Tami, Jill, Valerie

Posted by

Myrl Jeffcoat ActiveRain Signature

Comments (26)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for telling us about your children.

You have good reasons to be proud.

Nov 27, 2023 05:59 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Myrl... you have a very attractive and very accomplished family. You have lots of reasons to be proud of each of them. You did a good job raising them.

Nov 27, 2023 06:08 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl those are very diverse occupations, but it is very apparent they are united in one thing, and that is mom.  ☺️

Nov 27, 2023 11:40 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - Like you, I treasure my family.  

Aura Alex - I have noticed when we are together, we seem to feed off each other's energy.

Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC - I have marveled how each one at one point, worked in real estate, but went on to successfully do other things.

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - Like any family, we sometimes have our challenges.  But, for the most part, we've come out stronger in the end.

Nov 27, 2023 08:35 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Kathy Streib - That is my favorite picture of my 4 kids and me.

Kat Palmiotti - Proud and blessed.

Roy Kelley - Thank you for your kind words.  

Nina Hollander, Broker - Actually, I believe they raised me.🙃

George Souto - Like you, I know what a treasure family can be. 

Nov 27, 2023 08:39 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Myrl,
What a precious family photo! It must be a joy to see all of your kids become successful in such a variety of careers. It's fun that they all dabbled in real estate. They can have a better appreciation for what you did all those years.

Nov 28, 2023 06:55 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Myrl.

I hope all is going well for you this week.

Nov 30, 2023 08:14 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

WOW! What a beautiful family you have and all 4 of your children are so very talented and each in such different realms too, Myrl! Love the photo and I enjoyed 'matching' them to their photos as I read about each of them. You have every reason to be so ver proud too! 

Thank you so much for sharing in this month's challenge, Myrl!

Nov 30, 2023 07:45 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

What a beautiful family and all with such diverse careers and likes, A real fine reason to be proud.

Dec 01, 2023 01:14 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Myrl.

I hope all is going well for you this week. Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Dec 08, 2023 09:36 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You are lucky to be young enough to still enjoy your family Myrl. I have a bunch of listings but they all want to wait till after the first of the year. 🙂

Dec 11, 2023 03:20 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

You have so much to be proud of Myrl Jeffcoat - the photo of you and your children is beautiful and priceless.  

Dec 14, 2023 06:59 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

From the post and the photo, safe to say you raised productive and beautiful/handsome kids. So many little similarities in your post I picked up on. Fr instance it's not often you meet a Tami, you mostly meet Tammy's. My sister is a Tami too. My mother-in-law worked for over 20 years at that wonderful company Franklin Templeton in San Mateo. And of course I grew up making weekend trips to the American River from Sutter's Landing to Folsom Lake. So grateful to your son for his service in the Navy too, I have two Navy Veterans in my family as well. Great post, I felt very connected to it.

Dec 17, 2023 07:02 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Myrl, what a wonderful tribute to the job you did as a Mom too!  It is wonderful to have children and especially ones who have stepped up in life to make their way well.  Congrats for all you did and the example you set!

Dec 22, 2023 03:48 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Best wishes, Myrl, to you and your family for a Very Happy New Year!

Dec 28, 2023 06:58 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved your photo and that is what it is all about family, too many do not get this concept, Endre

Jan 05, 2024 10:15 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Myrl. I hope all is going well for you this week.

We have another cold day in Maryland and expect more snow on Friday. Dolores deferred her plans to shop at Costco today.

Jan 18, 2024 09:03 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Good Afternoon Myrl! Just checking in on your blog. I hope you're well and life is good for you in 2024!


Jan 28, 2024 01:01 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Myrl.

Have an outstanding February.

Feb 01, 2024 09:31 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Lovely family portrait.

Feb 20, 2024 08:07 AM