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Happy Birthday Dad!


What Makes A Dad
~Author Unknown

God took the strength of a mountain,The majesty of a tree,The warmth of a summer sun,The calm of a quiet sea,The generous soul of nature,The comforting arm of night,The wisdom of the ages,The power of the eagle’s flight,The joy of a morning in spring,The faith of a mustard seed,The patience of eternity,The depth of a family need,Then God combined these qualities, And then there was nothing more to add,He knew His masterpiece was complete,And so, He called it – Dad!PicsArt_1402794170553Love you Dad!

Day 4 – Thirty Days of Thanks! 

​​I’m going to list something I’m thankful for each day of November.

Why don’t you join me by making you’re own list, or listing yours here with me in my comments!

30 Days of Thanks! I’m very thankful for…

  • Nov. 1st: My husband Rudy 💜!
  • Nov. 2nd: My daughter Audrey 💜!
  • Nov. 3rd: My Lord and Savior!  
  • Nov. 4th: Loving , Christian parents 💜! My parents have been married 59 years.  They raised me, my sister and brother to be God loving, honest, trustworthy and caring adults. Both made sure we loved the Lord and seeked His guidance in every aspect of our lives. Fun family memories fill my mind. I’m truly thankful for them. God is so good!

    Mom & Dad (James & Blondell)

    Aren’t they adorable! 

    To My Daddy and My Daughters Daddy!


    What Makes a Dad 
    God took the strength of a mountain, 
    The majesty of a tree, 
    The warmth of a summer sun, 
    The calm of a quiet sea, 
    The generous soul of nature, 
    The comforting arm of night, 
    The wisdom of the ages, 
    The power of the eagle’s flight, 
    The joy of a morning in spring, 
    The faith of a mustard seed, 
    The patience of eternity, 
    The depth of a family need, 
    Then God combined these qualities, 
    When there was nothing more to add, 
    He knew His masterpiece was complete, 
    And so, He called it … Dad
    Author Unknown

    ~ 💜~

    Thanks Dad for all you do, and all you’ve taught me! I love you so much!


    Thanks Rudy for being a great Dad to our daughter!

    I love you more each day!

    Rudy with our then new great-nephew Easton!
    Rudy with our then new great-nephew Easton!

    My “Baby” is 18!


    My dear, sweet Audrey,

    I still remember when you were just a few weeks old like it was yesterday. I wanted you so much, we both did. Mommy and Daddy both cried the minute we saw you. So beautiful and strong even then! Men and women alike would come up anywhere we were and tell me and your daddy how beautiful you were! Of course we agreed!

    They grow up too fast“, they said. Of course, I knew this was true but didn’t really KNOW exactly how fast the time would disappear.

    And, then, somehow, as if by magic, the time really did disappear.

    Gone are the days when

    you first crawled,

    you first climbed…. (Right out of your baby bed at 6mths, out of the playpen, onto the kitchen tableup the fireplace bricks, up and into the entertainment center all before you could walk. Climbing up Granny and Grandpa’s refrigerator)

    you pulled yourself up,

    took your first step

    or said your first words;

    our first day of our home school journey

    your first adventure away from home

    and so many other milestone moments in your life.

    I have so many thing i think i want to say. However, at 18, I know you don’t really want to listen to me. But here a few words anyway!

    Love yourself and don’t allow anyone to make you feel less of a person through their words or actions. You, and you alone, are in control of your emotions and well-being. By allowing someone else to taint your self-worth, you give them power over you.

    Don’t be in a hurry to grow up. You are now officially an adult, that is nothing but a number. Being an adult is more than just a number it means being responsible. Responsible with every part of your life. There is plenty of time to move out and live on your own. Find a job, go to school! What ever you decide.

    The next few years should be spent discovering who you are as a person, learning from the mistakes of the adults around you. There are many of us who came before you that have made plenty of mistakes, me included. Don’t make the same ones just because you want to be treated as an adult.

    Think for your future not just for the now. The mistakes you make now may haunt you your whole life. 

    Ask for advice, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Asking for help is NOT a sign of weakness…instead, it shows your maturity that you know the depth of your limitations.

    Above all else, remember you are loved. We do not want to see you fail, fall or get hurt. Your family is forever.

    Follow your dreams. Never give up! Ever!

    I’m filled with such joy, happiness and pride, but it also bittersweet! So I’m also filled with sadness that this journey with my young child  has ended, and we’re starting a new one together both now adult.

    I love you so much!



    PS. If you follow my blog regularly, you know my daughter doesn’t want pictures of her self posted for all to see. Take my word for it, she stunning!



    I have so many blessings that I’m thankful for. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for me. Do you know Him? I’m also so very thankful for my wonderful husband Rudy, my amazing daughter Audrey, our pets, my Mom & Dad, Mitzi & Mark, Tony & Bridget, all of my nieces and nephews and my great-nieces and nephews. My aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, neighbors, online friends, blogging friends, a roof over my head, food on my tablend my list could go on and on!

    How about you?