Friday, April 22, 2011

107-113: Busy Week and Blessed

We have had a pretty busy week. Blake's great grandmother passed away. She was 99 1/2 years old. She would have been 100 years old on October 15. I can't even imagine all of the changes and amazing things she got to see in her life. We also celebrated Bella's first birthday with her on Saturday. She is so precious.

The boys were so excited about cake. Loved the glittery, sparkly icing.

And Claire...she is just a happy girl! There was also a baby shower on Saturday morning for a friend at my parents church. I loved seeing all that pink being unwrapped...those tiny newborn clothes get me every time....

Jackson expereinced his first fine art performance. "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" at the Tivoli. He enjoyed the show. I enjoyed a little one on one time with my son.

Claire had cereal for the first time today (4-21-11). She did not love it.

This rascal came into the living room last night (we thought he was asleep). He was sporting a pull up on his head, and over his pants. He said he was Mr. Potato Head.

This mess happened in exactly 1 minute and 30 seconds. I know this because I had put something in the microwave to warm up...went to my bedroom to change my the time the timer went off...Bisquik. I am going to have to find higher ground for some of my stuff.

Firemen: Jack and Ben.

This poor girl went back to the doctor again yesterday. She still has a double ear infection and has a virus....tons of blisters all in her little mouth. Last night she grabbed and scratched her ear so much in her sleep, she made herself bleed. Hoping this second round of antibiotics does the trick.

That's about all, folks.

I have been reading Beth Moore's book, "Jesus: 90 Days with the One and Only." It is excellent!

I read a paragraph a few weeks ago, and it keeps resounding in my spirit. (I think it is on page 145 if anyone else is currently reading this book).

"The original word for "blessed" is makarios. Revel in this definition of the term: "Biblically, one is pronounced blessed when God is present and involved in his life. The Hand of God is at work directing all his affairs for a divine purpose, and thus, in a sense, such a person lives coram Deo, before the face of God."

My prayer for myself and for my family is that we always live a blessed life. I want God present and involved in my life, and in our little family's life. I want Him directing all of our affairs, so we may know Him more and seek Him in all we do. Our purpose here on this Earth is to share His further His Kingdom. Everything doesn't have to be just perfect in order to be blessed. Having Him is more than enough. I am blessed.

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