ROSALYN ``ROZ'' MARIE SHOEMAKER; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 3
(House of Representatives - January 07, 2014)

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                              {time}  1900
                    ROSALYN ``ROZ'' MARIE SHOEMAKER

  (Mr. POE of Texas asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. POE of Texas. Madam Speaker, she was a little bitty tiny thing 
weighing barely over 5 pounds. Four days after Christmas, she was born 
at 4:25 a.m. Sunday morning, December 29, 2013, in Dallas, Texas. Two 
days later, on New Year's Eve, Rosalyn Marie Shoemaker came home with 
her adoptive parents, Kellee and Anthony, and 3-year-old sister, 
Olivia.
  Roz, as she is already nicknamed, is a good sleeper, healthy eater, 
and a cuddler. Kellee, my daughter, and Anthony, her husband, are model 
God-fearing parents of strong character and have a compassion for 
children. Being parents is the hardest and most important role and job. 
Roz could have none better.
  During Christmas, Christians honor the most important child ever 
born, but in our family, this past Christmas season, we know that unto 
us a special child was also born. Her name is Roz. My hope and prayer 
for Roz is that she grows in wisdom and stature and favor with the good 
Lord.
  Roz is our 11th grandchild. Like her ten cousins, she too was born in 
Texas. Of course she was born in Texas, because that's the rule.
  And that's just the way it is.

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