Surviving Two Birthdays

So, today was Kat’s birthday. So, yesterday being my husband’s birthday that makes me having survived two important birthdays now in 2 days. The hardest part is keeping up with the meals and desserts. I always make a breakfast of choice and a dessert of choice from scratch for each person in the family. Also, there are gifts. Always have, always will until I am a very old woman or Jesus takes me home first. So, a birthday in my home is a big deal. To get through two in 2 days is exhausting but good. All went well with prayer and some fatigue.

Kat wanted a cookies ad cream cake (really wanted me to work for it) and Steve wanted an apple pie. So there ya go. He got his van washed and waxed and detailed and she got lots of legos.

And now I rest. God is very good and faithful to us all. I have a breather until her birthday party with her friends next week and then right around the corner is my son’s birthday ad we go again. But for now, I will enjoy some much needed rest and praise God for seeing me though another round of back to back birthdays.

Why do I make such a big deal about birthdays? I addessed this in a previous blot “Celebrating Birthdays” or some such thing. But in essence, I want to praise God for making these people who He chose to put in my life. It is a celebration of His work and plan and then my gratefulness for them and Him. He is so good and should be joyfully celebrated. 😄❤🎁🎂🎈

On Celebrating Birthdays

So, today is my husband’s birthday! Of course, he hates birthday celebrations for a couple mediocre reasons… 1. Life begins at conception so we have no idea when our actual birthday is. 2. It is narcissistic to celebrate one person when every day matters for everyone because we are not promised our next breath.

To those arguments, while I respect his excessive over thinking on that topic and his feelings after a fashion, think they are a load of stuff we used to step in on the farm.

Why?

Celebrating someone’s birthday is really celebrating the day the world was presented with God’s glorious and meaningful creation of the birthday boy or girl. In essence, it is a celebration of what a beautiful job God did and how grateful we are that He put you in our journey.

This is beautiful and I will continue to make a big deal of every birthday. Praise God!😄❤

Window into Motherhood

A window into Motherhood is close to a glimpse into the unconditional love of God for us. If you peaked into the window of motherhood, you would see a woman praying her child is healthy and safe and humble throughout life so they stay in close relationship to God, who never leaves or forsakes. You would see a woman forgiving her child for every offense and longing to give that child the very best life has to offer, such as peace, joy, love, laughter, all the fruits of the Spirit. A Godly mother wants a Godly child to grow up into a Godly parent with eternal life in heaven. A good parent wants what is best for her child. And God blessed prayers and effort to those ends. So keep praying, beautiful mommas. Keep appreciating your beautiful momma. And if motherhood is a future hope, keep praying and preparing for such an amazing responsibility, which will happen in God’s perfect timing, as things always do. Blessed momma’s day to you all!❤

Happy Resurrection Day!!

Happy Resurrection Day to you!!! May your salvation be secure in Jesus Christ, our Messiah and Savior, the risen Lord of Lords and King of Kings! Praise be to God! Let’s all celebrate our hope in Jesus today together!!😄❤

The Nicest Day Ever

If there was ever a nicer day than today, it has escaped from my memory banks. Many things made it the nicest. The obvious one is the weather. Beautiful blue skies, cool breeze, warm sun and refreshing after-the-rain smell and freshness. But also making it nice is having a pause in my work to take my daughter to the park and be able to praise God for His glorious creation so beautifully shown in the nature here. Also nice is that the rain last night helped my newly planted fence-vine shoots to be healthy and happy. Also, the fence is now officially completed in preparation for the promised Christmas dog. The sun feels great on my skin. Zach is at his dad’s so is not bring picked on at home. Everyone is healthy and prayed over. And I cannot help but believe this to be the nicest day ever. And now I shared it with you. And I hope God blesses you today also with the nicest day ever. ❤

9 Pounds to Go

At a weight plateau, I was stuck for a few weeks. And now, perseverance has paid off and another pound came off. And I realized that even with 9 pounds left to go of my 50 pound goal, I fit into clothes I have been unable to wear since before my son was born, some 13 plus years ago. I also noticed that I feel great and have as much energy as I had then. And way much more importantly than any of that, I am obeying God with food and not fighting Him. And obedience in every area of my life makes me very very happy, peaceful and joyful nowadays. I am prepared to help and work or just rest for the Lord and that makes me very very happy. And even if years have passed, obedience is attainable and I am proof. Keep at it. Never give up. God is worth it!!!❤❤❤

Officially a Teenager

So my son is officially a Teenager today!!! Woo hoo! So, we already had the party but today he picks the menu and we started the day with bacon and scrambled eggs. And if course, we are roller blading and swimming today… his favorite things. And I am so blessed by God with this amazing boy. He has had so much difficulty with step parents but he has had a lot of good stuff and strong Bible teaching and is developing into a really good, godly man. I am thankful and blessed that God is blessing him with ledership and integrity and strength. I love my boy! God is so good and I am very appreciative!❤