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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Happy 101 Award!!

THANK YOU to my sweet friend Dianna for blessing me w/the Happy 101 Award!! What a dear friend she is. As she said on her blog, you would think we were related b/c of all the shared interests that have! One of these days I'm going to HAVE to go to West Virginia. I hear it's 'almost Heaven'! '-)
Now...as part of receiving this award, I need to share w/you 10 Things that Make Me Happy, so here we go...
1) My precious husband. What a gift from God he is. He has worked so hard this long, hard year (since his lay off) to keep our heads above water. I love his laugh, I love his beautiful eyes & love his sweet kisses. I love that HE loves the Lord. And I love to hear him sing.
2) My DD#1. My wonderful young woman. She has such a great sense of humor & always brings a smile to my face. She is so creative & would be an incredible writer...if she had the time. She is often the subject of deep prayer lately, as she works 2 jobs, has moved in w/my mom who is not the most pleasant of people (she moved there thinking to help us after DH's lay off) & my mom also has some dementia problems & she is trying to enjoy the fun social life that every young woman wishes to have.
3) My DD#2. My other wonderful young woman. She is giving & self-sacrificing almost to a fault. She also sings like an angel. She works hard at her job to help out w/bills & everyone at her workplace loves her. No surprise to me. ;-)
4) I love to be w/my family & friends enjoying each other & laughing our heads off.
5) I enjoy riding horses. Sadly, I don't get to do it as much as I used to - mostly b/c as we have aged, my family who had horses have either passed away or has sold them. As Ronald Reagan said, "There's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse." Women like them, too.
6) As I drive throughout our rural county I count it a gift from the Lord to see a Red-tailed Hawk flying above or sitting in a tree, on a fence or on a telephone wire. I always say a little "thanks You, Lord" in my head. It's my like my little personal gift from Him.
7) Living in a rural area makes me happy. For now, we live in a little village of a town...but we are mere yards from the 'city' limits & farms. We are so close that deer come up to the road in the huge front yard of our across-the-road neighbors & they even cross the road from time-to-time in the early morning or late evening. We have coyotes that ramble through our yard at night & howl from the pond across the road. Who needs the city?
8) Having so many things that belonged to my grandparents makes me very happy. I'm a sentimental sucker at heart. I have things like: aprons, dishes, end tables, picture paintings, a rocker, favorite hats, tools, even slingshots!
9) I have, & wear, my parents' original wedding rings. My daddy's is so big that I can only wear it behind my engagement ring so that it doesn't slip off of my finger; I've worn it since the day of his funeral almost 12 years ago...he wore it for just days shy of 51 years. I also wear my mom's original wedding set on my right hand. It's like having a little bit of them w/me all the time.
10) What makes me most happy is that I serve a LIVING and RISEN SAVIOR!! I serve GOD'S 1 & only Son, Who loved me so much that He left the humanly unthinkable treasures of Heaven to come to earth & endure the humility of this life, & then to be stripped, beaten, spit at, have His hair & beard pulled out, have a 'crown' of huge thorns smashed into His dear head & be crucified on a terrible cross FOR ME! Then...BEYOND HAPPINESS...is that He rose from His tomb, conquering death, went back to God's side & is preparing a place just for ME! THAT'S happiness!
Now...I have the pleasure of telling you about a few blogs that bless me...
~Connie is a local gal whose friendship I have come to treasure. She is a fellow 'retired' homeschool mom from our little village. She's a dear.
~Nanny Dearest is all the way out in California. She even has a 2nd blog. We have become such good friends. Always so encouraging & such a prayer warrior! And...I LOVE her blog background...it's 1 of my favies! lol
~Fairmaiden is also in California & lives at The Sea Cottage. Her blog is simply & completely be-a-u-ti-ful! It is a treat for the eyes & soul.
~Julie is a new bloggy friend of mine. The comments she leaves on my blog bless my heart. Thank you, Julie. She has just announced that she is taking a little blog break, but you can still stop over & be blessed by her back-posts.
~Amy is a wealth of knowledge! I enjoy her blog so much & learn something everytime I'm there. Homesteading in the modern era, for sure.
Thank you, again, my Dear Dianna for blessing me w/this award & allowing me to bless others in return.
Blessings from Ohio, Kim<><


  1. Awwwww! Well, I am honored! Thank you so much for thinking of me. I love the 10 things post...great list.

  2. Ohh this is awesome!! You deserve this!! I am so humbled that you would mention my blog!! I am so glad we met and are able to be friends!

  3. Congratulations on your award! Thank you for sharing your list...I enjoyed reading it.

  4. Ahhhh thank you Kim...

    Your friendship is sweet to me.

    ox~ Fairmaiden


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