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Thank you, Lord, for another blessed birthday!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

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I have been 21, 38 times...AWESOME!!! Ken made a delicious stuffed pepper soup for our dinner today. I had a terrific visit with my chiropractor this morning and had a rib readjusted. It sure has made my breathing much easier. Plans to celebrate my birthday this weekend with my dear family. Today was a very quiet day as McKenzie's dad was "mudded out" today...meaning it was too muddy for them to be working in the wet lands area that they are preserving. As a result, I did not get to see McKenzie after school today but will see her tomorrow. We had a great time yesterday on her new tree swing and her trampoline. I am not able to jump on the trampoline until I have been released by my neurosurgeon (due to my recent brain surgery). I am not allowed to be jumping or doing anything that will shake the brain for a while. At my age these aren't things I "need" to be doing anyway. I don't feel that I "need" to be jumping on a trampoline anyway...especially as I really dislike the height issue but there are days that I do it with McKenzie. A nice walk and riding my bike are things that I really enjoy and try to do daily.

I am just happy to say that God has blessed me so greatly this year. Thank you, Lord, for the opportunity to celebrate another birthday in my earthly body with my family and friends. Thank you for walking with me daily and carry me when necessary. You have carried me when I needed you though kidney failure, hydrocephalus, brain surgery (cyst removal... benign), automobile accident, spinal contusion and other health issues...especially high blood pressure and high potassium levels...as well as when I needed you with Ken's issues and the issues of other family members and friends as I helped them as much as possible.

I praise the Lord that I have been blessed with a great family, both at home and in Sparkland!!! I had a friend say to me once..."How does it feel to be another year older?" I smiled and said, "A year...seems like just yesterday I was younger." (laughing)

Our healthy lifestyle is definitely about taking just one day at a time!!! Since we never know what tomorrow will bring, always be sure to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you and share your smiles, kisses and hugs with them. Have a great week and make the best choices you can.
Blessings, love and hugs to all,
Helen

POSITIVES:
GOD
FAITH
HOPE
LOVE
Unlimited BLESSINGS and ANSWERED PRAYERS
Searching for and finding the CURE
Great doctors blessed and given great knowledge and equipment
My family and friends both at home and on Spark People
My church family
Thankful for each new day that I am given
Beautiful weather Saturday and Sunday for our Covered Bridge Festivals
Too many positives and blessings to list them all here...Praise The Lord!!!


McKenzie and Meme
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SAFETYSUE 10/30/2012 12:03AM

    I am way behind in catching up with your news! Happy belated Birthday! You are amazing all that you have been through yet are still there for everyone else! I come here for inspiration!
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QUILTINGB52 10/3/2012 12:15AM

    emoticon Belated Wishes heading your way!!!

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BLAZINGSWORD 9/28/2012 1:37AM

    I trust that your birthday was a great one! I love the picture!

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JAXMOMMY 9/24/2012 11:28PM

    Happy Belated Birthday! You have a life filled with God's blessings and miracles! Glad you had a another great birthday with your family and friends!

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LIFE-FAITH 9/24/2012 6:26PM

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2BE-MY-BEST 9/24/2012 5:03PM

    Happy Belated Birthday! Your a very pretty lady , inside and out. Paulette

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DIDMIS 9/22/2012 5:56PM

    emoticon (although belated.)
You made some very good points in your blog.
God bless you and use you until the day he takes you home and we hope it will be many years yet.
Irene

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YATMAMA 9/22/2012 5:48PM

    A belated Happy Birthday to you, dear friend. *HUGS* A year full of blessings ahead!!!

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KNITTABLES 9/22/2012 2:36AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon What a gorgeous picture.

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FROSTY99 9/21/2012 2:34PM

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JANIEWWJD 9/21/2012 12:04AM

    I'm so glad you had a great Birthday and I pray that you have a wonderful Birthday celebration with your family this weekend. God bless you, my friend!!!!
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PRINCESS1959 9/20/2012 11:42PM

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DEE107 9/20/2012 11:36PM

    Happy Birthday glad you got to enjoy

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IUHRYTR 9/20/2012 10:45PM

    I am inspired by your positive attitude. Don't ever lose it. -- Lou

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/20/2012 10:10PM

    I'm so glad you had a happy birthday!! I hope your celebration with your loved ones is fantastic!!

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RUFREE4T 9/20/2012 9:55PM

    A belated happy birthday. I hope you have a great time this weekend. I love your positve attitude. I try to live by those sentiments as well. I believe it gets us through many things that others do not survive.

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LOVESLIFE48 9/20/2012 7:17PM

    Happy Birthday!! Wishing you many, many more!! emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 9/20/2012 6:57PM

    Celebrate every day like it's your birthday!

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YOYONOMORE1 9/20/2012 1:02PM

    Enjoy celebrating your special day with your loved ones. That is such a nice picture of the two of you. I am so enjoying the fall like temps we are having, it feels so good after a hot, dry summer and it's so much more comfortable walking outside.

Hugs,
Shirl

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GOSPELCLOWN 9/20/2012 10:17AM

    Many happy returns of the day! Have a fun family weekend!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/20/2012 9:59AM

    What a beautiful picture! And a very happy birthday to you, my dear. . . . enjoy your 38th anniversary of your 21st birthday! LOVE IT! Mine is coming up in February so I'm going to remember that on my b-day.

HUGS!

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/20/2012 9:17AM

    Your blog brings joyful tears as I read it because you are such an upbeat, thankful person. Wishing you another wonderful
birthday and year. And many many more.
(BTW, I used to be a trampoline jumper, but
I really don't think jumping is good for a
body.)

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QUEENMOXIE 9/20/2012 8:50AM

    emoticon Happy Birthday! emoticon emoticon You look great!

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OPALMOON 9/20/2012 7:48AM

    What a gorgeous photo of the two of you! Happy happy birthday to you, Helen. So glad you have had a nice day and come out the other side of a very eventful year. I hope the coming ones will be filled with many blessings.

Love and hugs, Nattacia

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MSLZZY 9/20/2012 7:22AM

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NORASPAT 9/20/2012 7:20AM

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You are doing great I will be 69 years young in less than a month, I rarely go back to 21, I like to be stuck on 31, by then I had our 3 sons and a great DH, Sons had to fly the coop to find careers but DH and I are still hugging and kissing after 49 years of a wonderful marriage. Gets better every day, just wish the aches and pains would do that too. Pat in Maine. ((((HUGS))))) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GEORGIAGIRL26 9/20/2012 7:09AM

    Happy Birthday my friend.
Hope that you have a great day!
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MJ-SHE-BEAST 9/20/2012 4:54AM

    You look so beautiful! Happy Birthday and many, many more!

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GHOSTFLAMES 9/20/2012 4:52AM

    VERY NICE PICTURE AND GLAD YOU WILL BE CELEBRATING WITH YOUR FAMILY HUGS,CHAR

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SPIRIT42013 9/20/2012 4:36AM

    Beautiful picture! emoticon

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SPIRIT42013 9/20/2012 4:36AM

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123ELAINE456 9/20/2012 2:27AM

  Happy Birthday!!! May You Celebrate Many More. May God Be With You Always. God Bless You and Everyone. Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy the Day tomorrow. Take Care.

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RORYLYONS 9/20/2012 2:01AM

    emoticon May you celebrate many more healthy blessings...Happy 21st Birthday! emoticon

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I.M.MAGIC 9/20/2012 1:24AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! emoticon

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NELLIEC 9/20/2012 1:01AM

    It seems to me that in spite of the number of 21s, you aren't dry behind the ears! (Says the 67 3/4 year old) emoticon

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YARDENXANTHE 9/20/2012 12:58AM

    I love that you've had so many 21st bdays! :) Happy birthday!

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ZRIE014 9/20/2012 12:53AM

  it is the first day of the rest of your life and make the m emoticon ost of it.

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