Counting my Blessings and a Little Family Update


Oh my dear friends, I have so much to share with you.  You may have noticed a slight lull in posts on BGM, Facebook, Twitter, and the like.  To put it bluntly, I’ve been sucked up in the whirlwind that is real life.  Not the kind of real life I so often write about here.  It’s a more stressful, life changing whirlwind that sucks the will to do anything but watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory while eating chocolate dipped mousse peeps out of you.  True story.

I’ve rather been dreading having to talk about what’s going on fearing that it will sound much like a pity party when, in fact, it is what it is.  In life there are trials and it’s important during those trials to count your many blessings.  I’ve been counting a lot lately.

I have to count so as not to focus on the bad.  A couple weeks ago I was in California.  I talked a little about my visit there and about my courageous and amazing Auntie L who is battling cancer.  Well, this past week we learned that my uncle, her brother, also has cancer.  Can I just say how much I freakin hate cancer!?  I do.  I really, really, really hate it.

And as much as I hate it I do consider it a very mixed blessing also.  I have learned to cherish every moment, every memory, and every phone call or text message because I realize how truly precious the small and simple things are.

Papa and Squirt

Unfortunately the news of my uncle has also played a bit of a role in the health of my Grandparents.  My aunt said it perfectly when she told me on the phone the other day that we {the grandkids} have been truly lucky to have Grandma and Papa in our lives as long as we have.  She’s right.  Counting my blessings.  Papa…je t’aime.

Oh, and did I forget to mention that we sold our house in the matter of one week and are currently trying to move 10 years worth of belongings!?  Yep.  We must be crazy.   What you probably don’t know is that we’ve been trying to sell our home for close to 3 years without success.  Count your many blessings.


We will now be living closer to family, the farm, and really close to mr’s parents.  Actually just downstairs from them since they have so graciously offered up their basement while we look for a more permanent home.  That is, if we ever leave.  Ping pong table, our own kitchenette {you can make practically anything in a microwave}, and grandparents seconds away from their grandkids.  They may not have realized what they were getting into but I’m definitely counting that blessing.

So that is my life in a nutshell.  A really large and slightly rancid nutshell.  We move on Friday and one of my sweet boy’s birthday is on Saturday but I imagine next week things should be getting back to a new normal, whatever that means.

Please keep my family in your prayers.  Words really can’t express my gratitude for your continued kindness, comments, and emails.


  1. Krista I’m always here for you if you need me!

  2. You have so much on your plate right now and I am awed by your ability to focus on your blessings. I adore you and your blog and I will be keeping your family in my thoughts <3

  3. Doesn’t it seems that the trials always come in big waves? sigh Hang on. He will never give us more than we can bear. Great post. Thanks for sharing. Seeing you on Studio 5 a few days ago, one would never know you have this much going on in the background. Great job!

  4. *huggs* What a lot of stuff on your plate! I know all of your readers understand when you tend to real wold matters, family first!

  5. Thank you for sharing. Your family is in my prayers! Continue to stay positive and count your many blessings. Good luck with the move!!

  6. Oh dear lady.. I am so sorry about the cancer that has struck your family and you have every right to be angry at it.
    Good luck on your journey of moving, I am sure the kids will love having their grandparents around closely for a while.

    Blessings to you and your family and may you find the perfect house for you all .

  7. As always, you seem to maintain a positive, faith-filled attitude in spite of Hard Things. Love and prayers to you and yours.

  8. Safe travels and hugs to you all. Life is hard enough without added trouble and pain.

  9. God Bless you and your family through this time.
    I am new to your blog. But have found it interesting and today I appreciate the personal.It helps me to relate,we too have gone through some major issues this year.

  10. Sending so many prayers your way darling! hugs!

  11. Hey there my friend,
    I was thinking about you today and the fact that I haven’t talked to you in awhile. I went to your blog and realized you have had a lot going on. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope your move goes smoothly. When you get settled, lets go to lunch.

  12. Hang in there and I wish you all the best in your move and with your families journey with cancer, keep counting your blessings!


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