Friday's Fave Five: A Blessed Week

I'm arriving a bit late to this party due to spending some time at this one. But then, "It's better late than never." Right?

It's Friday. Time to think back over the week and share five favorite things. Thanks to Susanne for being such a great host!

Some weeks finding five favorite things has been more difficult to do than others. It is with an overflowing heart that I am grateful that this week's list seemed to come so easily. Overall, it was a blessed week.

1. Birthday's: In addition to my oldest turning 14 last week, our youngest turned 2 on Sunday. You may remember it was just about a year ago that he joined our family and came to live with us. Where has the time gone?

2. Friends and Play Dates: A new friend and her 2 year old came over one morning for conversation and connecting. What fun to get to know each other better and watch the children play.

3. Cell Phone: I got a new phone this week. My husband found a plan that allows for unlimited talking and texting (new to me) for less than what we were previously paying. For a girl that loves to talk, this was exciting news.

4. Sunshine, a Porch and a Girl: One afternoon the sun was shining and it was warm enough that my daughter and I found ourselves sitting on the back porch. The little guy was down for his nap so I took advantage of the time with just the two of us... "girl talk" while soaking up the sun. I'm looking forward to more of this in the days ahead.

5. Affirming Words: I work as a RN very part time, but when I am working in this role I give it 110%. This week at a meeting with all of the managers from the surrounding area, myself and the other educator were briefly recognized and appreciated for all the hard work we do. How encouraging to hear that our effort really is noticed.

This week I have a bonus favorite. The news I received:
"Congratulations! Your blog was chosen as one of the TOP 100 Christian Women's Blogs for the year 2009 in the category of: “Most Joyful Among Us."
You can read my thoughts about this here.

A blessed week indeed!


Head over to Susanne's to see the favorites others found in their week.

So tell me, what were favorites and blessings in your week?


  1. How wonderful that you got honored like that with the other people. I recently started texting, got to do it with kids!

  2. Its nice to be recongized for the hard work you do. And unlimited talk on your cell, thats wonderful!

    Sounds like a good week.

  3. Congratulations on being chosen as a top 100! What an awesome reward.

    Time with your daughter - just the 2 of you is a precious thing. How old is she?

    Happy birthday to your 2 birthday kids!

  4. Yay, Congrats, my friend! No surprise at all.

    Hey, I like #3. Now we can talk for free? LOL

    Happy weekend.

  5. Oh, Donnetta, congrats on the blog nomination :-D

    And a big happy birthday to your youngest. I don't know how you have time to do anything with your work and family and writing, too. Amazing.

  6. Congrats on that award! I must say I'm not surprised though! It is well deserved. :v)

    Love girl talks on the porch. I'm looking forward to time out there myself. Hopefully my daughter will join me.

    Happy birthday to both your fellas!

  7. Ooh, texting is fun! And girl talk is the best. Congrats on your award, too. I missed FFF this week, but I'll be back next week.

    Have a good week...


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