6.22.2011

Birthday Blessings

I woke up this morning and got to spend some time snuggling with little Veronica. It was going to be a good day already. When I turned to get out of bed I saw this pretty little box on my nightstand....

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My husband picked out a beautiful little birthday surprise for me. (Despite my pleas for no gifts this year!) I went to thank him and found him cooking me quite the breakfast.... I was so grateful in that moment that God had given me someone that continually shows me selfless and unconditional love. 

This year I am thankful.....
...for two healthy children with squishy cheeks and smiles that make the sun rise.
....for a husband who works hard for our family and never thinks of himself.
....for a house over our heads and jobs to provide.
....for family and friends to learn from, be inspired by, and grow with. 
...for a God who is much greater than my meager mind, 
and who never fails to demonstrate his love in my life.

Looking forward to the years to come. Cheers!



59 comments:

  1. Great things to have in life and to be thankful for!
    Happy Birthday!

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  2. aww so sweet!! happy birthday! i hope you have a fantastic day :) (ps we're almost bday twins! its my bday tomorrow) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  3. I hope you have a beautiful bday lady! You deserve it! : )

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  4. So sweet! Wishing you the very best birthday yet!

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  5. This was so beautifully written - what an amazing post! Happy birthday!

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  6. Big happy birthday hugs to you, Anna! Enjoy your day.

    p.s. what was in the box!??

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  7. sounds like a perfect birthday morning!!
    happy birthday!! hope it continues to be a great one!

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  8. Happy birthday beautiful! I hope your day continues to be oh-so sweet :)

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  9. Happy Birthday! Glad you are having these great moments to add to the happiness of your day :)

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  10. a happy happy birthday to you! i hope your day keeps getting better...sounds like it was off to a pretty darn good start! all the best today and throughout the year!

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  11. Aren't thoughtful husbands the best?

    I wonder what was inside??!

    Happy Birthday, Anna!

    xx{ish.},
    Mae Lu @ thereafterish.!

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  12. Happy Birthday! I hope it is lovely - sounds like you had a great start :)

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  13. Happy Birthday! Hope it's wonderful!

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  14. Aww, this was lovely Anna. Sounds like the perfect start to a happy, happy birthday!! Hope you have fabulous rest of the day, my dear :)

    xoxo

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  15. Happy Birthday, Anna!! One of my favorite people to have met over the internet. I hope you have a wonderful day (sounds pretty great already!) and an amazing upcoming year! Many wishes and blessings!

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  16. Happy Birthday Anna! - I hope you have a wonderful surrounded by people you love :) So glad you have so much to be thankful for!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  17. what a sweet man you have! Happy Birthday Anna, have a lovely day!! xo

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  18. the happiest of birthdays to you Anna! what a lovely way to start your day!

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  19. happy birthday sweet friend! hope it's the best ever!!!

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  20. How special, Anna! that's just awesome. You deserve such a special gesture... sounds like a pretty awesome man.
    I hope you have/ had such a good birthday!
    xo
    L

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  21. Happy Birthday Momma! You deserve all the recognition from your sweet family!

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  22. Happy Birthday and yes, indeed, we all have a lot to be thankful for. Sometimes it's nice just to write it down as a reminder...

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  23. Happy birthday! Such a beautiful birthday post!
    <3 leigh

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  24. how sweet, I love surprises! What a stud of a husband you have my dear. hehehe. Well Feliz Cumpelanos :)

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  25. You are such a lucky lady! You've been blessed so many times. Have a fantastic birthday, beautiful Anna!

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  26. You are just so special, pretty lady! I know I wished you happy birthday on facebook, but why not do it again here?! hehe (: Loved this post. You're so blessed! God is so good (:

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  27. praise God. happy birthday Anna! :)

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  28. happy birthday! have an amazing day :)

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  29. Happy Birthday Anna!! All the best for you! What was inside? I'm dying to know!

    PS: My husband likes to leave me gifts on my bedside table too, I love it!

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  30. What a beautiful way to count your blessings. Happy birthday, Anna!

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  31. That is so sweet! Happy Birthday Anna :)

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  32. happy happy birthday lovely lady!!!

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  33. What a perfect day!
    I am sure you deserve every ounce of love your beautiful family shows you.

    Hope the rest of the day was equally wonderful.

    Happy Birthday from Sydney!

    x Charlotta

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  34. Your faithfulness is always so inspiring! =)

    Happy Birthday!!

    nobodyputssarahinthecorner.wordpress.com

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  35. happy birthday girlie! hope you had a great one !!!!

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  36. Such a lovely post! Happy Birthday and the best of wishes for another wonderful year.

    Cheers!

    erica @ tinseltwine . com

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  37. Happy, happy birthday dear Anna! My birthday was on the 21. - so we are close and could have toasted each other at midnight. Best wishes for a wonderful new year to come! xox

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  38. Happy Belated Anna!!! I hope it was amazing. :)

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  39. Sounds like perfection! I hope your birthday was wonderful!

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  40. Happy Birthday Anna! Wishing you the best for this year! Many blessings :)

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  41. Happy Birthday! This was a great post! I also am so thankful for the way my husband selflessly works to provide for our family. God has blessed us richly!!

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  42. Such a cute idea!! Fourth of July ones would be so fun! Love your blog.

    http://twofoldtribe.blogspot.com/

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  43. What a happy post! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

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  44. Happy Birthday (yesterday), Anna!! Sounds like you've got yourself a good man!

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  45. What great blessings! Wonderful husband, fabulous squeezable babies and a God that continues to show mercy, support and grace unspeakable!!

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  46. happy birthday :) indeed so many things to be thankful for. but you've left us all wondering, what was in the box!?

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  47. Happy belated birthday, Anna! You are certainly blessed... wishing you another year of love, happiness and beautiful memories!

    X
    Jeanelle @
    Glocal Girl

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  48. awe love, happy belated birthday wishes!!!!!! what a wonderful way to wake up and then be treated to such a special morning start up. your thankfuls are so supreme and beautiful, as are you. many more blessings are coming your way and you deserve every one!

    it was Sean's b-day on the 21st so we have been eating cake for days : ) i guess i'm not surprised you are a Cancer, they are so nurturing and welcome home-ing. you are certainly the epitome of warmth, kindness and consideration for all. i'm a water sign too, Scorpio, so we do blend well. xoox ♥

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  49. Hope you had a wonderful birthday, friend!

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  50. happy belated birthday sweet friend! hope you had a wonderful day!

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