We’re tossing confetti in the air, and later cupcakes will be in hand.
I love confetti and cupcake kind of days!
Why, you ask? Why confetti and cupcakes? Today is the “grand reveal” of my new site here at julielefebure.com! Thank you for stopping in for a few minutes to celebrate with me! (Keep reading… we have goodies below!)
Stroll with me back a few years. It was 2007 and I had just lost my mom the year prior. The emptiness I felt of having both parents gone was overwhelming. Waves of grief came and went, especially that first year without her. I clung to anything that was hers, any piece of her I could hold on to. I found myself in instances where I needed Mom’s advice or I wondered how she would have handled whatever situation I was in. Oh, how I wished I would have paid more attention when she shared her life experiences with me. I wished I would have asked her to write some of them down.
So, with a desire to do that for my children (and maybe some day, my grandchildren) I began blogging.
Writing became my passion.
I fell in love with writing, with telling stories of my life, with encouraging others through them and God’s Word. My blog became more than I ever dreamed it to be. God had given me a gift, and it brought me much joy to share this gift.
So, here we are. Today I’m not only celebrating this milestone on my blog. That’s a great thing to celebrate! But, I’m celebrating so much more… God’s faithfulness in my life, the lessons and all He’s taught me, the writing gift He has given me, and the people He allows me to do life with (YOU!).
We have much to celebrate today!
With or without confetti and cupcakes. But, life is more fun with them, isn’t it?
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 ESV
We have prizes!
Friend, what can you celebrate today? Simply share your answer in the comments section below and on Monday, 3/19, at 9 PM I will draw out two names to win one of two of my favorite bracelets!
Also, we’re updating my blog’s Facebook page. I’m unable to change its name due to Facebook’s policies, so a new page has been created. I don’t want you to miss out on any encouragement, so click on this link, then like and follow the new page. All who do by Monday, 3/19, at 9 PM (CST) will be put in a drawing for one of my favorite things… a Starbucks gift card!
Last, but certainly not least, if you’re local to me, my next BYOB (Bring Your Own Bible and Beverage) event is coming up on Monday, April 9 in Cedar Rapids. All who register to attend by Monday, 3/19, at 9 PM will be put into a drawing for a beautiful journal in my favorite color. (If you’ve already registered, you’re in the drawing!) We’ll draw the name that evening! More details and registration can be found here.
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I’m celebrating a fun week of family time yet looking forward to using my own bathroom and sleeping in my own bed tonight!
Looks like you’ve had a great trip from the pics I saw. Can’t wait to hear all about it! Thanks for stopping in and for sharing. You’re in the drawing!
I’m celebrating one week closer to Easter! Lent is always a growing experience for me and this year is no exception! I love your NEW site! Congratulations!
That’s a great thing to celebrate, Cindy! Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate them and you stopping over for a few minutes. Thanks for sharing what you’re celebrating today. You’re in the drawing!
My son is home from college for spring break! I’ve been making all his favorite meals this week. Homemade mac and cheese tonight!
Hi Kim! Oh, isn’t it wonderful to have them home?! What a joy to celebrate! Homemade mac and cheese sounds delicious. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing here. You’re in the drawing!
It looks beautiful. I love your color palette- it’s like mine! . Today I am celebrating sunshine. It’s still cold but boy does the sun cheer me up. Happy to celebrate utiful place with you.
Hi Mary! Thank you! I love the color palette! Thank you for your continued words of encouragement and for answering so many of my questions. 🙂 Yes, I’m celebrating the sunshine as well. Glad you’re here. Thank you!
I can celebrate a renewed desire to go back to church after being away for a bit. God is good! Love your new website, Julie.
That’s wonderful, Kathleen! I’m celebrating with you. He is good! Thank you for stopping in and for sharing. Have a blessed day!