4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[a] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Revelation 21:4-5

“small” blessings

Sometimes the little things in life prove to be the biggest and best blessings and joys.

My youngest has an old soul as some would say.  He is goofy and crazy and rotten and young, but in certain things he has an understanding, a forgiveness and an almost wise.  When my daughter was sad a couple months ago about giving up her old bike (she could ride the new one, but it still made her nervous and the old one needed to go) he took the bike and said he would take care of it and moved it away from her sight.  So sweet, but not surprising.

Our cat is very sick and likely not going to make it much longer…all of the kids brought her their favorite comfort items and gently tucked them around her.

My youngest told me the other day that I was his best girl friend.  🙂

A few weeks ago we were coming home from a family outing and someone was throwing out a great air hockey table…which is now in our possession.

My two second graders had to write about someone they admire and my son chose his dad and my daughter chose me.  🙂

And of course endless hugs and kisses from all of them.  Life’s blessings are so sweet and simple, we just need to grasp them and cherish them.

And just to add a little turmoil to the life’s sweetness, but again on a very simple note…no crisis.  My lawn mower starter is my enemy.  It starts wonderfully for my husband but it doesn’t like me…and I do nothing different.  Oh well!  After 20…yes 20 minutes of trying to get it to start…would you believe the sky opened up and rained on me?  😛


Champagne and Feet

Last night my awesome cousin and her husband took us to an awesome champagne bar!  Very cool.  I am not a big drinker, but I do like champagne, so ordered a champagne cocktail with strawberry something in it.  SO GOOD!  Then also ordered a scrumptious s’mores crepe…may be the best thing I ever ate.  I seriously wanted to move the place into my basement.

Because of that and the birthday party we had prior to, my foot was not wrapped at all yesterday and I am feeling it today.  I feel so old between the tendinitis and the food allergies or whatever is making my body react, but the fact that neither is serious is awesome…can’t keep me down.  😉  No complaining…really…when I was on the elliptical the other morning after the sermon I was listening to they showed a clip of a girl that was sold into human trafficking.  The degrees of suffering in this world are so great…I was reminded again that I have no right to be upset about little things in life…at least not dramatically upset…a little frustration may come out at times.  No use creating drama when there is enough real drama in the world already.

And my tangent post is done, but if you have a champagne bar anywhere in your vicinity, I would highly recommend!


Being a thirty something…

You know you are a thirty something when…

You feel young BUT

  • everyone 29 and under sees you as old
  • all of your friends are getting older…and so are your kids
  • the cheeseburger you ate last night doesn’t melt away as fast as it used to
  • you start noticing one or more of the following…an occasional gray hair, a line here or there, a slight sag
  • sometimes your bones and joints are quite loud when getting up from a chair or bed

You look young BUT

  • you can’t wear the clothes that all the “crazy kids” are wearing
  • you have to “act your age”
  • your children look to you to take care of them 😉  And to set an example (gasp)

You really don’t mind being in your thirties, EXCEPT

  • the next milestone  in your life is 40 and you are not ready for that
  • the bad stuff that happens in life happens at a far greater frequency now…you see parents getting sick and/or injured more easily, kids facing pressures of this crazy world, friends and loved ones facing divorce, loss and trials all the more each day
  • you love where you are in your life but you see it flying at the speed of light and you realize soon enough you will be typing a list of being a forty something…


This may make you chuckle, it may make you sigh…just enjoy each minute before it flies by and thank Our LORD and Savior that allows us to live these moments and create these memories.