A Birthday Wish & Weekend Potluck #54

  Hi there, and welcome to Weekend Potluck, where Friends & Foodies meet and eat, alllll weekend long!

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  Today instead of Flashback Friday, I want to take a moment to wish a very, very special boy a Happy Birthday!!  Our anniversary baby was due on Valentine’s Day, but he wanted a day of his own, so he made me wait a whole NOTHER 24 hours before arriving.  That means…..

Tylan turns 6 today!

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  Tylan Zachary was born after 4 miscarriages in 2 years.  We were all but sure we’d never have another child on earth with us again. 

“For this child I prayed, and the Lord hath granted me that which I asked of Him.”
I Samuel 1:27

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God is so faithful, and He gave me my hearts greatest desire….another baby.

A BOY even! Now we had one of each!

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Even though I had always wanted 4-6 kids, I knew we must be done, right?  After all our troubles, I figured having one of each meant we should be thankful for what we had and be done.

  Nope.

2 more babies in 2 years, THEN our family was complete. 

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Tylan,
You bless our home with sweet giggles, your mischievous grin, and such a tender heart. It blesses me so much when you come to me with a deep thought about being a Godly man, or a gentleman. I know you will make such a great Husband and Daddy someday, because you are already aware of the things that make a Godly man great. You are so special, and we are sooo blessed that God gave us YOU!

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Happy 6th Birthday, Buddy!  We love you SO much!  Mommy & Daddy   xoxo

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Now, time for Weekend Potluck!  Let’s take a quick peek back at last week

The recipe with the most clicks was ~

”Fried” Ice Cream

”Fried” Ice Cream by Everyday Mom’s Meals

Recipes that caught our attention ~

Strawberry Lemonade Bars

Strawberry Lemonade Bars by Turnips to Tangerines

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna by Julie’s Eats & Treats

And, a personal favorite ~

I am not a huge chocolate fan. I don’t crave Hershey’s bars or anything like that. HOWEVER, I WILL eat chocolate to get to the caramel in the center, make sense?

So when I saw this Chocolate Roulade, I was amazed at how delicious it looked, and how bad I wanted to make it.
You know what I like, right???

The CREAMY middle! Mmmmm!!!!!!
Chocolate Roulade

Chocolate Roulade by Comfy Cook

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Happy Birthday, Buddy!

  Happy Birthday to my precious, Tylan!

I can’t believe you are 5 today!

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  How awesome, that our 1st miracle baby, after 4 miscarriages, was conceived on our anniversary and due on Valentines Day!

  But, you wanted your own Birthday and God had a special one picked out for you:

February 15th at 7:11 pm

The same time to the MINUTE, that your big sister was born, what are the odds?!?!!

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  You fill our home with such joy!  (and mischief)  🙂

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  Your little giggle can always make me grin.  I love when you come up to me and tug my sleeve so I will bend down for a kiss. 

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  I love your tender heart and desire to be a gentleman at such a young age.  I pray for you to be a Godly man, full of honor and integrity, I pray you have a covenant with your eyes to not look upon anything impure.  I pray you will hide God’s word in your heart and be the Godly leader of your home one day.  I pray for Jesus to be real to you, so that you would never stray from the teachings of the Bible, the church or this home.

  Tylan, you are our special gift from God, and I will NEVER forget the moment I held you in my arms and thanked my Heavenly Father for the gift of life after so many losses, the gift of YOU!!!!!  He knew we needed you.

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  Tylan Zachary means “God remembered”, but you know what?

   He never forgot your momma. He just needed me to learn to let go of my own hopes and dreams, so He could bless our family far beyond anything we had imagined.

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I love you, buddy!  Happy 5th Birthday!

~Mommy  xoxo

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