Monday, January 23, 2012

Did You Celebrate Winnie the Pooh's Birthday?

Counting my every day blessings is so good for me.  I had a difficult weekend with a close relative in the hospital.  It's hard to see someone you love and care for go through valleys.

I was happy to be able to sit down and write out my blessings.  As I focused on the good things the Lord has blessed me with this week, it helps make it easier to deal with the more difficult aspects of life.

We celebrated Winnie the Pooh's birthday last week at school.  What fun!

Everyone dressed up in yellow and red and many of the children had their Pooh bears in their backpacks.  I'm so used to seeing them in uniforms every day so it was such fun to see them.

I only wish I could show you their adorable faces!

I think you can use your imagination as you see these adorable yellow and red outfits; too cute!
I had to laugh!  Little Maya has a hard time sitting still.  She kept fiddling with her uniform and she ended up getting her hands stuck.  She looked up at me with an innocent look and said "help me Miss Debbie".  :)

Kathleen of Sassy Granny was in town this week.  She moved from Arizona to the Seattle area recently but came back to visit her friends and sisters.  We had hoped to get together but since I spent most of the weekend at the hospital it wasn't possible.  But I was thrilled to hear her sweet voice as we managed to have a phone conversation.  She is always such an encouragement to me and I just love her.

#324 Getting to see the world through the eyes of children
#325 Celebrating Winnie the Pooh's birthday
#326 Having fun with the children
#327 Helping little Maya get unstuck
#328 Hearing the voice of a precious friend and fellow blogger
#329 Family who loves one another 
#330 Thankful for my nursing background that helped much during the hospital situation
#331 Grateful that my dad is doing well in Florida

No matter what is going on in your life, remember that there are always every day blessings.  We just need to stop and notice them and then thank God for them.

I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Mondays.

Blessings and love,

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Janette@Janette's Sage said...

No we didn't celebrate Winnie the Pooh's Birthday..oh my, we missed it and I am such a fan of Winnie the Pooh.

Sorry you missed Kathleen....and I hope everything is okay on the hospital, so sorry...I will be praying.

Hugs...great list

eph2810 said...

Amen to that, Debbie. There are blessings in every day.

I am sorry that you have had to spend time in the hospital with a family member; I hope he/she is doing much better. I am sure you brought a smile on their face being with them.

Karen Mortensen said...

Cute post. I love Winnie the Pooh. He is so cute.
Hope your relative is feeling better.

Sonja said...

I'm saying a prayer right now for your relative in the hospital. I know you were a comfort.

So sorry you missed Kathleen. but God knew where you needed to be, and I'm glad you got to chat with her while she was there.

Your 'kids' are the cutest bunch, Debbie! How adorable they all look. Keep counting those blessings, they are making your heart merry, and God says that is good medicine!


Sandy said...

I prayed for your relative in the hospital. I am so sorry to hear news that like. Hope it is not too serious.
I missed the birthday?! I have loved Winnie for so long and didn't even know! Oh, bother!
Your list and pictures warm my heart.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Aww... I didn't realize it was his birthday! Celebrating Pooh sounds like so much fun. Adorable Pooh outfits! I am sorry to hear of your loved one in the hospital. What a blessing you are to be with them!

Joan Davis said...

Oh yes...blessings in the midst of trials. That is so true. We don't always see them at first, but when we look to God, He will make things clear. Just last night my husband stuck up a conversation about some past trials. He said, "You know, we have been through some really hard times, but look at what God has done through them. We are in a much better place now."

Trusting God and His plan, Joan

Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing said...

lovely blessings! We are in Florida too - Boca Grande area near Sarasota - God bless

pbus1 said...

Hi Debbie,

Your blog is beautiful! Thank you for such an encouraging post. Sometimes we need to be reminded to notice the blessings that come our way, each day! Even during the struggles, it's also good to remember, that "All things work together for good to them that love the Lord, to those who are the called according to His purpose."

Thanks for reminding me of Winnie the Pooh's birthday! :-)


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Thanks for always reminding me....Love the cute pictures

hk said...

Isn't it great to have a job where you can celebrate Winnie the Pooh's b-day? I always enjoyed some of those special things when I taught the little ones. Something else about being around little ones is the movies you get to go see. They help to keep us young.
I hope things settle down for you before too long. Love you.

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