It was a long week.

Last Monday, Eric’s grandmother was buried. He and 4 of our kids made the trip to the service. I wish I could have been there. I cheered thinking of her in heaven.

Granny with Maddie, Anna, and Elizabeth

Granny with Maddie, Anna, and Elizabeth

Caleb was very, very sick. (The next day we found out he had the flu.) He and I stayed home. He spent most of the week in the bed and on the couch. I cheered for a good doctor and medicine that helped him get better.

No photos please!

Monday night we watched the BCS National Championship Game. I cheered, happy to see our team win. Roll Tide!

Roll TideEric rolll tide

Friday night was date night. Pizza, salad, and cheesecake at Effina’s then on to Java Jolt. I cheered for time alone with him.

two at coffee shop

Cafe au lait for me. Cafe Americano for him. I cheered for good food and good coffee.

Cinnamon Rolls

I made 12 pans of The Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Rolls last week. It helped get me through.

It also helped me gain 5lbs. I cheered anyway.

It’s been a long week.

But today we went here.

We read this:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,

Ephesians 1:3

It’s been a long week. But we are blessed. In Christ. With every spiritual blessing.

Today is the beginning of a new blessed week in Christ. I am cheering again.

Yay for new. Yay for blessed. Yay for Christ.

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