My 35th birthday. I really thought that I would wake up this morning and be quite sad about being 35. With all the struggles I've had with fear in the last few years, I really thought I'd be upset about being a year older and therefore, closer to dying.....(Irrational I know - but still my struggle in the past few years).
However, as I stood in our kitchen watching my children eating their poptarts and cereal (we are all about healthy breakfasts in this house ;) ) I was overcome with a feeling of being blessed. The Lord has greatly blessed me with this family of mine. I love them so much.
My eyes filled with tears and my 5 year old, M, said "Uh oh! Mom, your eyes are watering!"
After breakfast, my family gave me their gifts.
The girls went to visit with a very sweet lady from our church yesterday and she helped them make these for my birthday.
They are little angels with their faces on them....And they made a 4th one to put B's picture on. And amazingly, the girls kept it a secret until I opened them this morning. I am so touched that this precious lady took the time to help my girls make a birthday present for me.
OH - and did you notice -- there is a picture of them here!!!! That is right! I got a camera for my birthday---- Can I get a Hip Hip Hooray?!!? I know ya'll are all happy because you won't have to hear any more whining about not having a camera. =) This is the camera I got - A Canon Powershot 1000. I love that it is small enough to fit in my purse to take with me all the time!
Now, if you'll excuse me-- I'm off to get LOTS done today before heading out of town tomorrow afternoon.....Not to mention that I've got loads of learning to do about my new camera.
SO, from my family to yours -- MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!
I did NOT take this picture. This is one of the shots we got when we went to have family pictures made a couple of weeks ago. I LOVE that B is sleeping in this picture. Nikki did a great job. Go check out her website!!!!
Be back soon!