Birthdays Call To Be Grateful

Another year, another day to feel incredibly blessed and grateful. It can be so easy to see the negatives, to see that things don’t go as ‘planned,’ as I’d like, as I wish they could be. But the storm doesn’t come in vain. It comes to teach lessons we may not see right away – in due time instead. It comes so that I may practice patience and love.

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And can I just add, thank you, your  patience with my being absent from this amazing community – for what feels like forever, is appreciated. Thank you!

A quick run down, my son that is in the spectrum / autism is growing up and while I am incredibly blessed to see his growth, it also comes with it’s challenges. My 5 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with Dyslexia, something that didn’t come as a shock, as I had already suspected she had it. If you have someone in your life with Dyslexia, I’d love to know more on it? Please share! And as for myself – well this mama is pushing through! Because He gives us grace to take on what would otherwise break us.

My final thoughts for today: Happy Birthday to this girl! To the one who continues to face challenges but refuses to let them define her, who’s carried SIX little ones when the professionals told her she couldn’t and to the one who refuses to give up!

YOU are AMAZING!

 

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Happy Tuesday!

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Happy Meme Monday: Parenting And Coffee

Parenting is amazing, it’s rewarding and joyous with of course the occasional tidbits of tantrums and loud crying. And then there’s the exhaustion, lack of sleep, sleep deprivation and constant unsolicited advice. The one thing they fail to mention though is how much coffee will be consumed. I’ll have to admit, I drink my morning coffee and immediately crave a second cup, but self control kicks in and I don’t. So here’s the lesson of the day, when preparing for babies arrival, plan to include a nice stockpile of coffee – you’re  welcome!

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Happy Monday friends!

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Happy Meme Monday: Morning School Days

This is officially week two of the school year. Which only means, I’ve survived week one! I have one middle school-er (is that even a word?!) and the rest are in elementary. This years mornings have become a tad bit longer as there are five or my six kids going to school, and this phone meme sums up my mornings!

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Mine looks more like the second phone – just in case you’re wondering.

Happy Monday friends!

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Happy Meme Monday: Teacher Edition

The back to school madness excitement is in full swing at just about every store you enter. So, in the spirit of this time of year I put together a few memes for our most loving, hard working teachers – a profession led by heart.

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Happy Monday friends!

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Happy Meme Monday: Cleaning House With Kids

There are a few things you won’t want to do until the kids are either, one, in bed or two, until they’re in bed! Because let’s face it, even sending them to their room to clean up is setting yourself up. They’re not cleaning up, they’re really just quietly playing with the toys they just found!

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Happy Monday!

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Happy Meme Monday: Gym And Jim

There are words that would describe having little ones, such as blessings, miracles, etc. But so do words like, sleep deprivation, no gym time and wine. However, there’s no need to feel discouraged, because even signs like ‘Jim’ can bring a sigh of relief and a smile to my heart.

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Happy Monday!

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Happy Meme Monday: Maybe I’ll Blink, Maybe

It’s been one of those weeks. That week when your parents lease is up and nothing has gone as intended, having no other place to go, offered my home while they find a new place, they said yes, I rearranged the rooms so we’d make room for the grandparents, on the same week that my three year was evaluated to know if he qualifies to enter preschool and did i mention all the while, still potty training him! Phew – I know, that was a lot to take in.

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This meme is me in a nut shell, and with what little energy I have left, I’ll contemplate whether to use it for breathing or blinking – decisions, decisions.

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Have you had one of those weeks?! Happy Monday!

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