Flowers from my hubby and boys who made a special trip to town…
…Even though my body isn’t loving today. I’ve had more good days than bad here lately, but still about every 4th or 5th day or so is a bad one. Or at least a bit rougher than normal. Some days are lower, other days I more just drag. So I am counting my blessings and enjoying those good days to the fullest. (Hence the major lack on this blog!! But someone encouraged me to stay on it… so I will try again.:) )
Today… The main reason I love today is because—
It’s April 25th!!!…
-31 yrs ago I was just a thought in God’s mind
-30 yrs ago I was born, on a Sunday afternoon
-20 yrs ago I celebrated my birthday for the last time in the ‘little house in the Northwoods’
-7 yrs ago I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of my first-born son
-3 yrs ago I was waiting for my 3rd born son
-This yr I get to celebrate with my wonderful hubby and 3 boys, a life of loving and living… and lots of memories.
I don’t really feel like I am 30, and yet… I have so many wonderful memories, I have to have lived that long.
Throw pillow tops made by a dear friend… she offered to make them. And they came, On.My.Birthday!! What could be better??!?!?! I love them!! The one with the ruffles is brown, the burgundy one I had and the tan needs to have the pillow made to fill it up. So guess what’s next on my list!!
My sleeping little boy!!! Who almost has out-grown his naps. He loves to have me lay with him to read him a few stories before nodding off to sleep. And I am treasuring those moments together.
Loving the Little Years – A little book that has blessed me greatly. I would love to own my own copy, and be able to read and reread it. It is so full of little nuggets to truth, and it is written in a fun, practical way. I wish I could just learn everything overnight and be able to grasp hold of it all.
Friends who give you a book you were wishing for… a while back I posted on wanting the book ‘One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are‘. A short while later a friend handed me a copy. I was greatly blessed!!!
And she gave me this lovely plant/bird feeder hanger for my birthday last night. Made by her hubby and son, and she painted it. I can’t wait to get some flower pots out there now. And for winter, to put out bird feeders… I have so missed our birds since we moved here almost 4 yrs ago.
School is finished for the year for Collin!! We actually got done before I went to the MACHE the 13th. I was so happy with him. I got his curric for next year, and in looking through it, it will be much harder than it was for him this past yr. But I know he will be able to do it!!
This ‘Effalump’ was on the motel room bed where we stayed for the MACHE. He makes me smile, even though no one knew for sure what he was. All we know is that he WAS cute!!
I love The MOB Society–
May my steps be worship
May my thoughts be praise
May my words bring honor to your name
May my steps be worship….
~Just For Today
– Marc Shelske
My steps are worship. In folding and washing and scrubbing and wiping and cleaning up all the nasty – I’m glorifying God. I’m worshiping with my washcloth. I’m praising God with my sacrifice.
Those boys – they’ll never be thankful enough to make this job worthwhile.
But Jesus will. And that’s enough for me. –Adelle Gabrielson
I have so enjoyed MOB Society, a place for Mom’s of Boys. They have encouraged me and chastised me so many times!! But it is a BIG blessing. If you have never checked it out, I’d encourage you to do so, whether you have only 1 son or half a dz!!