Another year gone by, and what a year it’s been! Since my last birthday, I’ve started homeschooling, had another baby, taken on numerous projects, and have blogged. A LOT. 🙂 I have battled with weight-loss, postpartum depression, and even almost dying after giving birth to Parker. I have seen children saved by grace, worshiped the Lord with my friends, made some wonderful friends, and have been so blessed. Through every trial, every test, and every good moment, God was there. He is so good, and He is so faithful.
When I was younger, I had big plans for my life. I was going to be a veterinarian, and live on a farm with my husband, and our 8 children – all girls. I was going to pave part of the ground on our farm and make a full sized basketball court. After all, with 8 kids, that gave me exactly enough for 2 basketball teams. (If you include my husband and myself, of course.)
While I’m not a veterinarian (I just deal with human sickness, not animal sickness… although my kids are monkeys…), and I may not have the farm (although we do have a lot of cows around here!), and I may not have 8 girls (thank GOD! What was I thinking?!), and I may not have the basketball court (yet! My life ain’t over yet!), what I do have is an amazing husband, 5 beautiful children, a wonderful extended family, more friends than I can count, and a Savior who loves me. Who could ask for more?
So as I stress about the fact that I’m now in my 30s, I will take today and focus on how much God has blessed me over the last 31 years. I will wallow in His Goodness and put the self-pity aside.
Thank you for sharing my special day with me. Each one of you are so special to me. I appreciate you always stopping by, offering encouraging words, funny tidbits, and supporting my sponsors!
I am giving you unlimited entries into this giveaway. All you have to do is leave comments. That’s it. You can leave as many as you want, and you can talk about anything you want.
There are a couple of rules, though. After all, it is my birthday, and I get to decide how we play!:
- You *must* post a sentence. No single words, no letters. It can be as short as “Hi, Mom!” or as long as you want to make it, but it must be a sentence.
- You may not post twice in a row. Someone else has to post before you can post again.
- You may not post the same sentence twice.
- No swearing, bashing, or just plain being mean.
That’s it! Just post your heart out and enter to win a Fabulous Tiffany Bracelet! (I’d love it if you’d help spread the word, too!)
The giveaway will close tonight at 11:59pm. I’ll select a winner via random.org and will announce it asap. (Winner will have until 9am on Wednesday, July 8th to claim their prize. And I will NOT be emailing the winner. They must check back here to see if they’ve won. Sorry, but we’re still playing by my rules!)
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