"And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live." Deuteronomy 30:6

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
2 Peter 3:18

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My First Blog Award

Monica from God's Gracie gave me this award. :) She is very sweet. Her gave birth to her baby girl with Trisomy 18 on December 10, 2009. We have talked some through email, and I really wish we didn't live across the country from each other!!! She surprised me very much because I never considered the fact that I might get a blog award.

The rules of this award are:

1. copy and paste the award on your blog.
2. list who gave the award to you and use a link to her/his blog (or hyperlink).
3. list 10 things that make you happy.
4. pass the award on to other bloggers and visit their blog to let them know about the award.

10 things that make me happy (in no particular order):
1. God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
     I could put each of them in my list separately because they all make me happy in different ways. God because He is my Abba and Strength and all that I need. Jesus because He died in my place and took my sins on His back. The Holy Spirit because He guides me each day and keeps me in constant contact with God.
2. My Beloved, Joey
    He loves me. He walks with me. Janie Beth's journey has brought us even closer. He makes me laugh. He loves our children. God put us together!
3. Josiah, Katie Jo, and Eli
    Once again I could have put them in my list separately. They are each different people and I can't imagine my life without them. They are wonderful children!!! I need to do a separate post on each of them introducing them all to you!
4. Janie Beth
    She is different from my other kids because I don't get to enjoy her presence everyday. She makes me happy just the same though. When I think of her, it always brings a smile to my face!!
5. God's Creation
    As I draw closer to God I am drawn closer to His creation. I love to be outside in the Spring. We have spent many hours outside the last few weeks, and we will be going back out shortly. It amazes me the things God created!!
6. My Girlfriends
   I love getting together with my girlfriends! We have a good time! I can talk to them and let the kids play. What would a girl do without her friends.
7. My Family
    I love family! Joey says that we love holidays because it is a chance to get together and cookout. :)
8. Reading
    This is not something I get to do very much, but I love to do it! My Bible is my favorite book, and I can't imagine life without it. I enjoy books that challenge my walk with God, and I love inspirational mystery. The table beside the couch is piled high with my books. LOL
9. Pink Flowers
    Pink flowers have come to remind me even more of Janie Beth. Pink roses are the most special. They bring a smile to my face!
10. Games
     I love games!!! My family is a game kind of family. Joey is not a game person, unless it is a computer game, but he indulges me from time to time. My children are now getting old enough for me to pass on the fun of games to them. :)
I am passing on this award to:
Julie at Houseful of Rodgers She has become a wonderful friend. I am so glad that God has brought us together. She challenges me and I can talk to her about anything.
Holly at Caring or Carleigh She has been an inspiration to read. She just celebrated her daughter's first birthday in heaven. I am thankful that I found her blog.
Jennifer at My Cup Runneth Over She has become a wonderful friend through Janie Beth's journey. Our journeys are very different, but I am thankful to have her as a friend.
I could give this award to everyone! :) It was so hard to choose because each person has become special to me in some way.


  1. Woo hoo I got a blog award!!!! Wow thanks!!! I will try to do you right. Thanks Michelle!! Love you!!

  2. Thanks for the award Michelle!!