Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A blessed life

   So tomorrow.....tomorrow is the day I start to feel old!  Tomorrow I'm turning 40!  Despite the feeling of becoming 'old', I have so very much to be thankful for.
   The past several years God has grown me in my faith and understanding of His Word.  Oh how much more there is to learn and how exciting it has been for hubby and I as we search the scripture.  Now that the kids are getting older and understand more, we have been getting them deeper in scripture as well and it is exciting to watch them grow and learn.  Our prayer for all of our children is that the Lord will open their eyes and draw them to Himself, that they will have a deep, personal relationship with our God and Savior.
   I am so thankful for the family God has blessed me with.  I truly have a loving best friend in my husband, and enjoy every minute with him.  He is a Godly leader in our home and his love for me continues to bring me to God in thanksgiving for such a wonderful partner in life.  I also never thought I would have the privilege of raising 6 children.  Each one was prayed for and is such a blessing in our home.  Sometimes I am overwhelmed with the responsibility of guiding and teaching these precious ones, but it is only with God's strength that I accomplish any good as a mother.
   I continue to be amazed at how God continues to bless me despite my faults and failures.  The unconditional love He gives His children....especially me, always brings tears to my eyes.  I know how wretched I am and yet my God blesses me over and over.  Why He chose to love me and save me I will never know.  He pours His mercy on me daily.  He bathes me with His love!  
   Forty looks wonderful....even if I'm starting to feel old.


  1. That was beautiful, Alissa!!!! A very happy birthday to you tomorrow!!!

    Love and hugs

  2. Happy 40th Birthday Alissa. I had written quite a bit in my comment to you,but the internet went down and I lost it all. I won't even try to write it all again.

    I agree, that was beautifully stated. You truly are a very blessed woman. I love you so much and am blessed you are my daughter.

    Your Mom

  3. Hope you have a wonderful 40th birthday Alissa!

  4. Happened across your blog by accident. (Not really I guess :)
    Happy birthday and God bless you, your family and all your loved ones. Great post.