Where to Begin?

There is so much going on around here, I don't know where to start!

Most of it is good, and I'm focusing on only the good today.

We had a fun weekend. On Saturday the kids had a soccer game, and then we took them to the Splash Pad at a nearby park. They had a blast. Then they washed our car, washed the dog, and weeded the garden! Go Child Labor!

For Mother's Day, very little money was spent but still I was spoiled and made to feel very special. I got breakfast in bed, a huge vase of hand-picked wildflowers, handmade cards as well as store-bought cards and small gifts. It was simple, sweet, and thoughtful, and I loved it all.

With all the stuff that we've been through lately, I've realized some things. I am blessed to have a very strong marriage. If it wasn't, we could not have weathered these trying times. It has just made us stronger, and if I have to go through these things, there's nobody that I'd rather go through it with than my husband & family. And I have faith that we're going to be the ones still standing when all of the dust settles. I'm clinging to that. My family isn't perfect, but we are strong and bonded by love. We may fight with each other, but we will also fight FOR each other. We are a force to be reckoned with!

There's so much more to say; Wednesday is my birthday and we have a FUN afternoon planned, and I have a FANTASTIC day planned on Friday, followed by a great weekend....but I'll post all about that later in the week!

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day full of appreciation & love!


Amy said...

Glad you had a good weekend and that life is going well for you!

Amy said...

I hear you on the 'strong marriage' part... it makes all the difference when dealing with what would other wise be impossible circumstances. I'm so glad you had a wonderful weekend!

C said...

happy birthday in advance!!!! i always lerve to be da first to say it... at least on here!

i hope you and your kids can feel all the love and light in the world, and may your special day tomorrow make warm memories.

birthday hug...

Brandy@YDK said...

i'm so glad that you have some good things to focus one to get you through the tought times.

jo.irish.rose said...

awww what a great post. have a great birthday...hope it is especially great and wonderful!! glad that you can appreciate all that is going on and see the wonders in life. i love my life too. even though things may not be so good, i know God is in control, no matter what. and my family supports me no matter what. we live in a world that is full of hate and sometimes we just have to look to those we love for the strength and love we need to get by. i love in people that recognize it!!! you have that, and its great!! have a wonderful and happy week, and let us know how it goes!! xoxoxo

Unknown Mami said...

Happy Birthday! I'm a Taurus too.

Kat said...

So glad you had a great Mother's Day and I hope you have a fabulous birthday as well.

Hang in there! I'm confident you will all come out on top! :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend and a very special Mother's Day.