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Family Picture and Birthday Celebration

This evening we celebrated a belated birthday party for Grandson C's first birthday.  He turned one on September 18, but we are just now getting around to celebrating with his party. 

I know I still need to blog and post pictures from other birthday celebrations, but since the entire family was present for a family picture, including my favorite sister (who happens to be my only sister), I really wanted to get this posted.

 
 
It was crazy, loud, and chaotic at times tonight, but we had the best time.  You should have seen us after the sugar rush of ice cream and cake!
 
Below are the lyrics to a song I use to hear while I was growing up.  A man from the church I grew up as a child use to sing this.  It always was a blessing to hear him sing it.  He and his wife had 5 children and I babysat for them often.  I always wanted a little family like theirs and God blessed me and Hubby many times over!  (Corey Kennedy, if you are reading this, the family was your sweet hubby's family!)  I sing this song sometimes while driving by myself.
 
The chorus is so true, I do have a roof above me.  Yes it needs to be replaced, but it is a roof and it keeps me protected from the elements of the weather.  I do have a good place to sleep.  I may not have a Sleep Number Bed, but I do have a mattress to lay my weary body on at night and I am not having to sleep on a mat on the floor.  My table always has food on it at meal times.  It may not be a gourmet meal or even something that is close to being my favorite, but I do have food!  My shoes are worn and have seen some better days, but not only do I have shoes, I have feet so I can wear shoes!  I must not ever forget that I have the love of God.  He loves me, always has, and always will.  And my family...well we are in it for the times of plenty and not so plenty.  I could not ask any more of my Lord than what He has given me!   
 
 
Verse I

As the world looks upon me, as I struggle along
They say I have nothing, but they are so wrong
In my heart I'm rejoicing, how I wish they could see
Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me

Chorus

There's a roof up above me
I've a good place to sleep
There's food on my table
And shoes on my feet
You gave me your love Lord
And a fine family
Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me

Verse II

Now I know I'm not wealthy, and these clothes , they're not new
I don't have much money, but Lord I have you
And to me that's all that matters, though the world cannot see
Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me
 
 
(I believe the credit of this song belongs to the Easter Brothers.) 

Comments

  1. This just made me cry!! I miss my wonderful father-in-law so very much!! God blessed me to have him for 18 years of my life. He treated me like one of his own and loved me as much as I loved him! Roger was a very special man, and he raised a wonderful husband/father for me and my girls!

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    1. I know Corey! I always looked up to him and Terri. I loved their sweet family and they were ALWAYS my favorite to babysit! Oh how I wish our lives would have been that we all did not go our separate ways and still worshipped in the same House of God. But, that is what happens when babysitter gets married and babysitting kiddos grow and eventually have their own sweet families! Hugs!

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  2. Oh, tears! And I love the words of this precious and profound song. I need to share it with someone struggling today~ You are a blessing, and I love your family :)

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    1. Thank you for the kind words! You know, that ol' roof is leaking and my ceiling is wet in a couple of places today with all this rain! But I praising God for all His blessings! We have an awesome God! I am glad He brought me to your blog! You are a blessing!

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