Monthly Archives: February 2014

40 before 40

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So this past Friday, I turned 35.  Age has never bothered me and each year I take some time on my birthday to reflect.  This year as I reflected in light of what my life is going through, I thought how important each day is and that I should make the most of each day because as the Bible states, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” James 4:14.

With that thought in mind, I am stealing the idea from a friend and creating a 40 before 40 list.  This will be a list of 40 things I would like to accomplish before I turn 40.  To stay on track, I must complete at least 8 of these things each year.

Here is the list so far:

1. compete in a Disney race

2. learn to decorate cakes

3. create a family cookbook for Maddie

4. attend a painting class

5. sew a dress for Maddie

6. watch the sunrise on the beach

7. take a Disney tour 

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So I still need a few things to fill my list.  What are your suggestions?

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A Reminder

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January 14th, my aunt had to Bayflighted to the hospital where her transplant team is located because her O2 level was not able to be sustained in a safe range.  As I shared the news with the many who have been praying, one of my friends shared the following video with me: http://faithtap.com/402/how-great-thou-art/#t/402/.

Looking over the past year and my precious aunt there have been many low points, but listening to this video reminded me of how much God has done for us.

God brought together a family who put aside things that in the long run didn’t matter so that we could be there to do whatever was necessary.

God gave her the strength to attend the dedication of my cousin’s baby girl.

God guided the surgeon’s hand to safely insert the trachea tube.

God has provided many safe trips to all of us as we travel back and forth.

God is great all the time and in complete control.

Thank you God for all you have done: blessing my life with a wonderful Godly aunt, giving me many wonderful memories of the time we have spent together, for her unconditional love and support, and for each and every day you give us.

God, How Great Thou Art!

PS My aunt loves her country music!