Tuesday, July 14, 2009

3 Things you didn't know about me...

***This week, on TUESDAY, 7/14/09, the theme is:
I have been married to Mr. B for 27+ years. He is my Handsome Hubby, Fabulous Father of our 3 kids, and we are proud of his military service...my Awesome Army Aviator. (This photo was of him after his last flight as an active duty soldier... I had asked him to please take this photo for me to have...love my man in uniform :o)


We have faced challenges such as Mr. B 's robotic open heart surgery, in Atlanta, 1 and 1/2 years ago to replace the mitral valve chordei, by the leading cardio surgeon of that procedure. (He is doing great!)
...and our youngest ("heartbreaker") was diagnosed & treated for cancer when he was 14. He is healed and healthy. He's had many opportunities to witness the healing power of our Lord and encouraged many to support & volunteer for various cancer awareness organizations. (Here is a collage of him with his sisters during their 2005 spring break, and as the 2006 Georgia Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network, at his 2008 Make A Wish trip to Hawaii & his High school graduation). (He is in his 2nd yr of college).


Besides being a wife, stay at home mom, and doing the art that I've done for 24+ yrs, I graduated from college this May 2009. (hmmm, the oldest of my class in the Dental Hygiene program :o) By the grace of God & loving support of my family! (Thanks Mr. B for always encouraging me & thanks to my kids for inspiring me & thanks to my dad for listening to me during our daily phone calls. sorry for my whine-y moments :o)***


theluckiestmrs said...

Oooh! I love this post! The pictures are so fun--especially Dad's awesome pilot pic & the one with Heartbreaker & the Jonas Brothers!! ;)

Evelyn Mayfield said...

I'm blog-hopping and was awed by your inspiring post and your amazing family of faith. I am so happy I stopped here to read. God bless you all.
Hugs and prayers

Debbie said...

You look way too young to be married for that many years!!!! I love that you don't hold yourself back no matter what age you are. I am a life long learner and I think you are too. And your family looks so beautiful together. I'm so glad both your husband and son are doing well after their health issues. Praise the Lord.

Booklover1212 said...

Hopping over from the Blog Hop to say hi from Colorado!

I enjoyed reading your post and the love you have for your family is infectious!

My husband is in Army Aviation also. He's a Blackhawk crewchief with the Colorado Army National guard. What unit is your husband with?

~ Jennifer

the brown couch said...

Poppin'over from Brown Couch Events

and Comfort Joy Designs


You are invited to my Stella & Dot Jewelry Party happening all week at Comfort Joy Designs! Hope to see you there!

Joy said...

Beautiful family!!!

HeatherOz said...

Visiting from the blog hop! I am trying to visit at least 50 blogs from the blog hop and say "HI" to all of them. I decided to visit 25 blogs before my blog link and 25 blogs after my blog link.
Nice to find ya!

ps: I'm headed to your etsy shop next!

xinex said...

Congrats on your accomplishment. I am so glad your son is healed and your hubby are ok. I enjoyed reading your story and you have a beautiful family...Christine

Kathryn said...

I'm stopping by from Grammy GFs.

You have a lovely blog & a beautiful family! I love what i've seen here. Your artwork is exquisite!


momstheword said...

Here is a link on how to type upside down

Type what you want upside down in the top box, it will type it upside down in the bottom box.

Once it types it upside down you just copy (Control and C keys) and paste it (Control and V keys) into your post where you want it. Super easy!

Awesome family photos. So glad that your son is healed and congrats on your degree!

Oh, and thank your hubby and your family for all the sacrifices you all make due to his being in the military. We appreciate you!

Linda said...

Hey Maria!

I've been loving the pictures you've been posting. That makes me think I should scan some of the old pictures I've got.

Linda Haebig

momstheword said...

He really does take over her bed, and then he'll growl at her for her to keep away. However, she usually ignores him, lol!

Under the label "dogs" in my left sidebar is a post with a picture of her on his huge bed!

xinex said...

Hi! Thnaks again for coming by. We all planned the reunion, coordinated and made suggestions through email. My daugher searched on the internet and suggested about 3 places and the Reunion Resort was one of them. My niece called, got info and we all decided to go there and it was the most perfect spot for a reunion such as ours. My sister assigned people to different committees such as food, transportation,games and activities, etc. and it all just came together....Christine

Miss Em said...

You have a stunning family. It is truly amazing what we can endure with God's help.

Crazymamaof6 said...

totally awesome post!
thanks for stopping by today and commenting. i'm here checking your blog out.

way to go on graduating! (i'm hoping to start my requisites for nursing school this year)

awesome your son got to do all that for cancer awareness and the other awesome programs. what kind of cancer did he have?

and WHOOHOO for your hubby serving our country! THANK YOU! awesome pic of him after his last flight!

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