Happy Saturday (or whatever today is) and blessings to you. Welcome to the 23rd edition of TGI Saturdays. I hope you had a blessed week. My week was a good balance of rain and sunshine. Rain to water our garden (yes, I finally have a garden) and sunshine to help our plants to grow. We’ve seen some wildlife in our backyard (or neighbor’s backyard) such as birds, deer, squirrel, a possum, and we’ve even had a racoon, dig in to our trash a couple of times. We’ve had beautiful flowers grow, wither and then grow again. To some of you, this may be everyday life, but to me, this is new. A good new.
I love nature and God’s beautiful earth and I’m truly thankful to be able to experience it in this way in my own backyard. I love that you can hear the birds sing in the morning and all day long, more than you hear traffic or loud raucous music and talking in the streets. This has been a pray for me for a while. Now that this pray has been answered, I have adjust my body, mind & soul to the new world God has put me in.
I hope you have a good week ahead and whatever challenges (not problems) come your way, you remember to call on HIM for answers/guidance/help.
About a week ago I signed-up for Sunshine Box Swap (#SunshineBoxSwap) at Mrs AoK, a work in progress.com, received my swap partner, sent her package and received my box of sunshine. Check out what I received.
Last week, I received an e-mail from Kelly (Mum-bo-jumbo.com) letting me know that she has nominated me for a Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. You may or may not have heard of it, but to learn more about it click here.
I also got to nominate 12 other bloggers whom I enjoy for this award. So here are my nominees.
Michelle from Grammie Time
Gentle Joy from Gentle Joy Photography
Terri from Darling Down Diaries
Christine from So Domestically Challenged
Sharon from Sharon Sharing God
Debbie from Blogger Loves the King
Donna from Soul Survival
Letetia from Embracing His Will
Rebecca from Mary and Martha’s House
Danielle from Snippets of Inspiration
Rebekah from Ready to be Offered
Cathy from Three Kids and a Fish
Click here to read my post on this award and what it means to be a nominee.
25+ No-Cook Meal Ideas for the Summer from Keri (Contributor) Proverbial Homemaker
25 Good Habits for the Art of Friendship from Ginger at Ginger’s Corner
Expecting Blessings from Micah at Deeper Life Today
We Too Will Fade from Rebekah at Faithful with the Little
The Blessing America Needs from Jennifer at A Divine Encounter
Everybody Judges Somebody from Lindsey at The Road to 31
Homeschooling With My Crazy Energetic Two Year Old BOY! – This post caught my attention by it’s title, because that is exactly what I am trying to do right now and boy it isn’t easy. Andrea from Make This the Day offers some really useful tips here that I could truly use.
Value of a Godly Father !!! – Rebecca from Mary and Martha House, always writes wonderful, Godly, thought-provoking post that offers great inspiration and advice for a young wife and mom such as myself, that’s why I nominated her for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award (see above). This post is filled with lots of wisdom in loving, encouraging, respecting and valuing our husbands in the fatherhood roles.
Grandma, Make Me a Dress! – I truly love this post from Maria from Sew Travel Inspired. It made me smile and the little 5 year old model is so adorable. I love this quick stitched dress she made for her granddaughter in the short time it takes a toddler to nap. I so wish I could sew.
Memories of Longmeadow – Look at this picture of that beautiful Koi pond, I love ponds, I love water, I love fish, I love Koi. I love this post because of the beautiful pictures of a beautiful home made special for so many reasons. This is the dream I have for my family’s future. We are actually gearing up to build a pond in our back yard. I am really thankful to Michelle from Grammie Time for sharing this with us. Thank you God for your blessings on me.
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