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A Blessed Weekend

  I had such a wonderful weekend.
  The weather was beautiful, lots of sunshine, and the leaves
 are changing into their brilliant colors. 

            My son went on a retreat to start preparing for his confirmation and on Sunday, they came back and went to Mass as a group.  There is something so powerful about seeing my son with a group of 60+ of his peers, mostly high school freshmen, sharing their faith.  Some of them may not even be that happy about being there but I believe that deep down, it does mean something to them and will provide a source of strength for them as they grow older and begin to make more and more decisions on their own.

          It also just so happened to be my birthday.  While I would be perfectly happy to forget about my birthday, I wouldn't want to miss the outpouring of love that I feel from friends and family, and this year especially so.  I even received a call from my high school best friend whom I haven't talked to for several years ~ such a special friend and sweet phone call.  The kids helped my husband make dinner for me and they even made a German chocolate cake that was so yummy!  It's very dangerous that there is a lot of it left and I will be home by myself today ~ I really can't be trusted with such things!!

          My heart is just feeling really full and I am feeling so blessed.
  Family and Faith are so important and I realize that more and more as I get older.

          I hope you all had a wonderful weekend too.
  Did you do anything special or did anything especially touch your heart?

   ♡  ♡

  I would love to hear about it!!


  1. Well happy belated birthday, Jo Anne!

    I am happy you had a good weekend!

    Yesterday was my nephew's 16th b-day and this Thursday is my b-day. There are a lot of us New Year's Eve babies!

    I am from Ohio and attend Mass, too - you and I have a lot in common.

    If you ever visitin north Columbus let me know and I shall have you over for tea, ok?

  2. Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great weekend. The weather was perfect and the leaves are so pretty. I love this time of year! I've been thinking about you lately. Glad to know everything is good at A Pocketful of Blue! : )

    Thrifty Decor Mom

  3. What a wonderful weekend you had! All of my children went on a retreat their senior year in H.S. They came with a renewed sense of faith and many new friendships.

    We had a quiet weekend just enjoying the cool fresh air and the beginning of the fall. I am still jazzing up the house to celebrate the season!


  4. Oh yes! Happy Birthday!


  5. I feel better when people is happy, so than you for sharing your happiness. another thing, you have found a blue pumpkin, jijiji


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