Beautiful Birthday Weekend

Another year has come and gone for me. I’m big into goal-setting and planning so milestones like birthdays always cause me to pause and reflect. I think I almost reached my goal of getting 30 children sponsored this year through World Vision. (If you didn’t get a chance to sign up for sponsorship there is still time! Sign up today! You won’t regret it.)

Overall though, I feel like this past year involved a lot of stretching. We had no idea cancer would be part of this year’s story or that a move was around the corner or that our wait time would extend even longer. Still, God knew, and he walked us through each of those things, growing and stretching our faith.  All in all, I am so thankful for another year of life. I feel immensely fortunate for my family, friends, and faith. Life really is just a vapor, gone so fast. I’m trying my best to enjoy these moments I have and to live in a way that honors God.

“Yet you do not knowwhat your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.” James 4:14

“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.’” Ephesians 5:1

This past weekend was an example of just really trying to count God’s gifts in my life and it started with the best gift of all; a newborn nephew! This cute little boy was born to my brother and his wife. We love them dearly and know they will be great parents.


Then we headed up north where my first-born planned a birthday party for me, complete with food, decorations, gifts, and games. She knows me well and bought me a Starbucks gift card. I love her!



We enjoyed all the cabin has to offer including, fishing, sunset cruises, tubing, trampoline time, kayaks, bonfires, bike ride, and lots of card games.







A good time was had by all, but we came home EXHAUSTED! Then this week was VBS, so we are still trying to catch up on rest. Some of us are better at that then others ;)


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