I Have Been Blessed

All about how God has blessed me. In my marriage, with my six children, through homeschooling, and our faith with recipes, large family living, and updates on our life.

31 candles

31 does not seem like a great number. The general consensus yesterday while receiving my birthday wishes seemed to be “31, really? Wow!” I know, I am getting older! But even though the number went up one and my sweet Adreya told me that I was “really old now. As old as Grandma Doane.” (Who, just as a reference, is 76!!), even though I got older …. yesterday was a really great birthday!

My kids tried their best to be sweet yesterday and indulged me with as many hugs as I asked for! My dearest best friend brought over her five children and we spent the day together and despite being in the house with ELEVEN children, I really enjoyed it and had so much fun! They brought a spa to my house, they baked me a pink lemonade cake and even brought my favorite flavor of ice cream! And then she brought over everything we needed to do Tie-Dye (which I had never done before). So soon I will have a new long tie-dye skirt to add to my wardrobe and all the kids will have a neat T-shirt of their own creation!

Once Austin got home from work, he and my Mom took me out for dinner where I had a very yummy steak! Sitting at dinner surrounded by the people I love the most, and then reminiscing on the way home … I could only come up with one thing – I really am SO incredibly blessed! Happy Birthday to Me.

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Flooding the floor

I am Blessed. I am extremely Blessed. I am the my-cup-runneth-over-and-it’s-flooding kind of blessed. Not because things are perfect. They are not. For example, we are on Day Nine of no air conditioning. In Florida. In the Summer. And it’s hot. But I am still blessed. Blessed to have a room a/c in our bedroom. Blessed to have friends that let us borrow a couple of fans and another room a/c for Mom’s room. Blessed that there has been a breeze.

We are blessed. Blessed to be able to go on vacation. Blessed to have the time and the money to do it. Blessed to get to do some things we’ve always wanted to do – See a panda, Go treasure hunting, Pan for gold. Blessed to get to see some Family that I haven’t seen in WAY too long. Blessed that we will get two weeks as a family together.

I am blessed to have some new friends. New friends who are becoming good friends. That in a short time I really care about. Whose kids I like and whose kids my kids like. Who are traveling the same path as me. Who some even have as many kids as me! Who homeschool like me. Where I can fit in and not be odd because we live a certain way and have a houseful of kids and we gasp! homeschool them. I like these new friends!

We are blessed. Blessed to have healthy children and healthy parents. We have everything we need and lots of things we want. We are so blessed.

So very Blessed.

Extremely Blessed.

Our cups are full.

And running over.

And flooding onto the floor.

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