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Last of November Birthdays

November is the busiest month for our family with birthdays.  We celebrate four of them within a 3 week period!  But that is fine with me, what better way to spend a day than with the ones you love, celebrating the day they came into this world!

Today Daughter-in-love #2 is celebrating her birthday!  She came over yesterday with Granddaughter J.  I am very thankful for DIL #2, she is a wonderful wife to Son #2 and Granddaughter J.  She is also a wonderful daughter-in-love!

Happy Birthday Daughter! We love you very much! XOXO

The Blessing of Being a Grandparent

I remember when I was younger our church had an evangelist preach every year for Grandparents Day.  His name was B.M. Page.  I am not even sure if he ever preached on the blessings of being a grandparent.  Truthfully, I can not remember anything he preached.  I only remember his one 'famous' saying, "Cheer up, you'll soon be dead!"  

I do recall my mother asked our pastor what were the duties of a grandparent to the grandchildren, and he said, "None."  That bothered my mom and kind of bothered me also.  The only grandparent I had was my dad's mom.  She lived in Henning, Illinois and we did not get to see her as often as we would have liked.  She died when I was ten.  I do remember that she loved me.  I remember asking her once if she was a Christian and she said she tried to be a good one.  I am not sure what she meant by that statement.  I pray that she did know the Savior and I will see her in heaven one day.

But with eight grands of my own, I belie…

Happy Birthday Hubby

Here it is almost the middle of November and celebrating another birthday!  With a large family we tend to celebrate a lot of birthdays! 

Today is my wonderful hubby's birthday!  We are so blessed to have a wonderful provider and encourager!  The past several weeks have been a bit more stressful than usual.  But Hubby has been an encourager for all of us to keep our eyes on the Lord and not on the situation at hand.

I am so blessed that God has provided me with a wonderful husband and friend!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART! WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND ARE THANKFUL FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND ENCOURAGEMENT! XOX0


Mesothelioma

Recently I have been made aware of a cancer called mesothelioma.  The word is not new to me, but the only thing I really heard about it was through commercials which was basically an advertisement for lawyers.  You know, the kind of commercials that go in one in and out the other. 

I knew mesothelioma was caused by exposure to asbestos, but never thought about the cancer beyond the person who was in the working environment.  But thanks to Heather Von St. James, I have been more aware of this cancer.

I would love for you to take a few minutes and hop over to hear her story.  It is a story of survival!  She was given just a short 15 months to live,  yet she has survived almost eight years!

Here is a link to her video mesothelioma.com/heather and a link for information on her treatment  mesothelioma.com/treatment.  So the next time you hear a commercial about mesothelioma you can be more informed and know that you have heard the story of one young woman who has survived this cancer!  I kn…

Double Blessings of Birthdays!

Today our twins, Son #6, (child 9), and Daughter #4, (child 10) celebrate their 15th birthday!

I can still remember the day we found out for sure we were having twins by ultrasound!  Our doctor suspected it by ten weeks and with the migraines I was having I knew I carrying more than one wee babe!

Just like their siblings, they are such a blessing and a joy!  Each bringing their own personalities and uniqueness to our "small" family!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON #6! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAUGHTER #4! DADDY AND I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH AND ARE PROUD OF YOU TOO! XOXO
Still behind on posting pictures!  I am trying! :) I will try to get some up soon!