Let’s Get Real – Grateful!

Today is my birthday… and I am ever so much more grateful today than I was yesterday…

Yesterday I was feeling a bit melancholy. I tend to be introspective this time of year and the devil takes advantage of that to hit me hard with some things that I normally don’t even think about.

He loves to drag me down and he loves to lie to me and tell me… probably the same things he tells a lot of people… I’m not special. I’m not loved. I’m not worth anything. I’m not truly saved… the list goes on and on but you get the idea.

Thankfully, I was reminded this morning – by a friend’s recent blog post – that I have SOOOOOOOOOOO many things to be thankful for!

I have an amazing family who loves me, puts up with me, takes care of me, and tells me regularly… that they cannot live without me!

I have wonderful friends, both online and in real life, who tell me how talented and brilliant I am and how they cannot wait to see what God has in store for my gifts!

I have unbelievable talent that God has blessed me with – me… the girl who’s not special. Well, I’m not – but God obviously has some special plans for me!

I have the best, sweetest, most precious blessings of children – who love me despite my faults and shortcomings, who tell me they like me fat, like me even when I get fussy, hug me even when I lose my temper or patience, and cannot stand to be away from me even for the short time it takes to go pick up dinner and bring home.

I have had thirty-six years of blessing and love and patience from my heavenly father; who stood by me even when I turned my back on him, lifted me up even when I chose to lay in the ditch, and carried me through the storms I stumbled my own way into!

I am so very amazingly, unbelievably, incredibly, spectacularly BLESSED!


I am Grateful and I am Thankful and I am in AWE! And I hope you’ll join me!



~ Rachel



© Rachel L Miller 2015

The best birthday present I could ever receive!


Despite the fun things we have planned for this weekend, I have already received the absolute best birthday gift I could ever have!

What is it… you ask.

My family all together, home, whole and safe!

Mum has had a difficult trip and we have dealt with allergies and illness on our own trek.

But we are all home together and safe now and I couldn’t ask for anything better for my birthday!

Go hug your family! Your children, parents, sisters, brothers, aunts & uncles, grandparents!

Have a good night and God Bless!

© Rachel L. Miller 2014

Ahhh birthdays….

This morning my mother wrote a slightly(just kidding mom… lol) humorous post about my upcoming birthday.

No I don’t celebrate like a lot of people my age. But… I’ve never really been like other people “my age”. I have always been somewhat unique so why should, how I celebrate my birthdays, be any different.


Funny story:
In my reply to Mom’s post I mentioned flying debris.

For my 33rd birthday, we took a trip to the mountains and while driving along, two cars ahead of us collided. Mom, being the amazing driver that she is, avoided them both and managed to pull off the road without anyone being hurt – albeit a little shaken up but otherwise, we were all good.

But… during the spinning and crunching of the two other cars, we were hit with flying debris. The only damage it caused (PRAISE GOD) was a broken headlight. It was bright and clear day so we continued on and had a great time!

Fast forward to having the headlight assembly replaced – we had to have it ordered and when it came in, we went to have it put on. You won’t believe what was in there with the parts of our car!

Our favorite car dealer (who is also a good, honest Christian man) was the one who ordered and installed it for us. And when he pulled the old one off, he also pulled out a large, thick, heavy metal piece that I can only imagine must have come from the destroyed axle of one of the vehicles directly involved with the accident.


God was REALLY watching out for us that day! The speed and momentum that piece had – if it had gone anywhere other than the headlight – would have meant disastrous results and quite possibly death for any or all of us.

So that was a fantastic birthday!


However… if we could avoid that on the trip we are planning this year, that would be great.

And you should check out Mom’s post too: LINK



© Rachel L. Miller 2014