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Momma's Anniversary

Today marks the one year anniversary of my mother's death.  It has been a hard year.  "They" say the first year is always the hardest.  I suppose it is, since it is the first of everything without your loved one.

I know our family has only been able to make it through this year because of the Lord.  He has sustained us and comforted us.  Sometimes I thought it was wrong to cry for my mother.  But I know the Lord understands my tears.  He knows that my tears were not ones of anger, but out of missing someone who made a big impact on my life.  I miss the woman who made me and shaped me to who I am today.  I miss the woman who gave up a nursing career to stay home and raise a family. (And she never regretted it!)  She and my dad taught us to love God with all our hearts and were a great example to follow.

So, today begins the march of the second year without Mom.  I know that one day I will be reunited with her.  I know that I will see her again because of the blessed hope.  …

The Last of November Birthdays

Today Daughter-in-love #2 has a birthday!  She has been a real blessing to our family and one of the best things in Son #2's life!  She is a wonderful wife, mother, and daughter!  We are proud to have her as a daughter!


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Son #1 and Family

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

What a wonderful day it has been!  Our entire family has been together, including my daddy, sister, and brother-in-love.  It has been the best day ever!  Daughter #2 has taken some great pictures, so I will try to get some from her to post.

I am very thankful that God has given the honor to be a wife and a mother.  Both callings come with lots of work, but the love it gives is makes it worth the hard work!  It has been wonderful to see my nesters that took flight, create nest of their own and begin to raise a new generation.  I pray that they work hard on their marriages and raise their young ones for the Lord.  My nesters that are still nesting, I plan to keep on training them for the Kingdom to serve the King of Kings.

This evening we plan to spend with our neighbors, enjoying the memories of years gone by.  Yes, I am blessed!  I am so blessed!

What Happened... Giving Thanks days fourteen through twenty?  Well, my little family ended up with all my attention and I did not have time to post.  I had four nesters that had the body aches and felt sick to their tummys.  Luckily, only two actually got sick to their tummys and that was only twice. *smile*  It could have been alot worse.

Our church also had a Baptist History Conference last week.  It was so good.  We had a special day for the home school families to meet and had a Bible and history lesson rolled into one!  I am very thankful for my Baptist heritage!  I pray that I never take it for granted!  It was exciting to see how many people who helped shape our great nation were Baptist!

Hubby and I were also able to fix our dryer!!  Thank you You tube video!!!!  Actually all thanks belongs to the Lord!  

Hubby has taken the week off work.  It has been a joy to have him home.  It has been wonderful for his help in school!  I was even to get out of the house for a few hours yesterday for som…

Giving Thanks...Day 13 and Birthday!

We are very thankful for the results of Daughter #2's eye test.  Her ultrasound shows she has a fibrous cyst in each eye.  One we knew about; the other we did not.  She will need to keep yearly eye exams so they can keep an eye on pun intended! 

Today is Hubby's birthday!  Another year older and another year sweeter! 

Happy Birthday Sweetheat! I love you and hope your day was terrific! xoxo

Giving Thanks...Day 10

Today has been a beautiful day!  It was about 71 degrees and I spent a good part of it going to the grocery store. ( At least I did not have to load groceries in the rain, wind or snow!)  I am thankful that I can go to the store and buy groceries.  I may not bring home everyone's favorite meal, but we have food on our table!

For "Thursday Thumpers"...

Ha!  I do have a picture of the card I made!  Love you all!!!!!! (I made a set of fifty of these cards for an engagement party announcement/invite! My Thursday Thumper Stamp Club buddies did not believe that I had a picture of the card since I never save one for future reference! I just had to show them!)

Giving Thanks...Day Eight

I am thankful for my children!  Our days are busy, noisy, and sometimes down right hectic and unpredictable--usually attitudes ;-)--but I am thankful for the fourteen living children, the in-loves, and grands! 

So many people look at children as an inconvenience, expensive, in-the-way, and just plain bothersome.  I wonder what they think when they see me with my children?  No, I don't wonder, their face says it all.  (We saw it when we were in Ohio last week.  Come to think of it, when we stopped at a fast food resturant to eat, I don't remember seeing any other children or young people.)

My children are a blessing from the Lord.  He saw it was a good thing for Hubby and I be parents to a mega-family.  It is not always easy, not only in trying to raise them and provide for them, but the comments and stares.

I have been blessed beyond measure!  Children--youngers, middlers, teens, and adults--Momma and Daddy love you!  "You are special and a blessing!"  "Sun, moon,…

Pictures of Blessings!

These are pictures of the Blessing from Giving Thanks...Day Eight! (some are not real recent, but I don't have all the recent ones on this computer!) I am one proud Momma!


As many of you know there are several blogs that I follow on a regular basis.  One of my favorite is "In the Nursery of the Nation" which is written by Bambi Moore.  I am not sure how long I have followed her, but I wish I could give her a big hug every time I read her blog!  She is such an encouragement to me.  Anyway, I wanted to leave a link to her blog on her recent post for today.  Click here to hop over and read!

Giving Thanks...Day 7

Today, tonight actually, I am thankful for feeling better!  I was hit with a bug of some sort Monday evening through this evening.  I actually feel human and loving again! 

Wonderful Hubby came home early from work yesterday to take care of the family and only went into work this morning for a few things that had to be done.  He became cook, taxi driver and bottle washer for the day!  So I guess I have two things to be thankful for today!

Giving Thanks...Day Six

Okay, I had to change the title of my blog yesterday.  I had "Day Three and Four"!  It should have read "Day Five"!  Guess my head was not thinking well!  Mooshie brain!

Today I am thankful for friends!  Long time friends!  I have "old" friends, ones that we go back years!  (never talking about age!)

Here are pictures that I promised when our friends came from Kansas to visit.  They helped Hubby and I in the youth group when Hubby was youth pastor in Kansas.

I was only 19 when Hubby and I got married.  Ed and Karla were his helpers before I became his helpmeet.  (they drove to Indiana for our wedding!)  We had the best of times!  It was nothing for us to pop over to each others homes unannounced, or call and tell the other to put away what ever you made for supper, because they were making enough for the four of us.

Oh the late nights at the Red Coach Inn!  Okay, that sounds just not right!  It was a hotel with a restaurant!  We were always going out for coff…

Birthday Pictures

I finally have a couple of  pictures of the twins birthday! 

Giving Thanks...Day Four and Five

I had a migraine yesterday, and although I was thankful, I was too sick to post!

Day Four...I am thankful for the freedom of religion and that I can have a relationship with the True God and worship Him.  I am thankful for those who gave their lives for us to keep this freedom, but also to those who came to a new land for freedom of worship.  I am thankful that many who shaped the American history were also followers of Christ and fought for the generations they would never know.  May we never take this freedom for granted.

Day Five...I am headache free this morning!  I am very thankful for that!

Giving Thanks...Day Three

Today I am thankful for being able to stay home!  My life lately has been playing taxi-driver since we have only one vehicle! 

I love my family and doing for them, but it is nice to know that I can stay home and be the "stay at home mom"!

The First of November Birthdays!

Today is a big day for two of our children!  Our twins, Son #6 and Daughter #4 turn 14 today!  They are birth children nine and ten, Son being a whole two minutes older than Daughter!  They were born one week early and each weighed over 5 pounds!


Giving Thanks...Day Two

I am thankful for a healthy family.  Over the twenty-seven years of parenting, we have seen many childhood illness and survived preterm babies.  Though we have had monitors, oxygen, and life threatening events, we have been blessed with a healthy family.

Today we take Daughter #2 to a specialist in Ohio some testing on her eye.  During a routine eye exam it was discovered she has a "bump" behind the iris of her left eye.  She was referred to another doctor in town for another exam.  Still not being able to determine what it is, we now are making a trip to Ohio for testing.  The doctors feel it is probably nothing to worry about, but we need to know what is going on.

I am confident that no matter the outcome of the test, it will be okay.  God has seen us through many trials and we always come out blessed. 

Thirty Days of Giving Thanks...Day One

Can you believe it is already November?  Where has the year gone?  So many things have happened that I thought it would be good to share some of the things that I am thankful for this year.

I am thankful that I have the honor this year of teaching the fourth and fifth graders at church on Wednesday evenings.  I love to teach and share God's Word with them.  Our group is small, but it allows me more time to spend with them.

I am  thakful that I can be a useful vessel for God.