My 100th Post.

Wow… I have already gotten to one hundred posts on this blog of mine!! And 99 followers!!!

Today is also a special day for me in other ways, – because, well, it’s my birthday! 🙂

blossoming almond tree and me

And I am telling you, – I am VERY thankful for LIFE! To be given this opportunity to LIVE, it is the greatest of gifts! I want to use every day to its fullest potential! I want to be present in every moment!

nuriot

The other day I was pondering what is my most favorite time of the day. The freshly brewed morning coffee scores high, as does the glas of wine with my husband in the evening. But I even enjoy the efficient work mornings, it feels good getting things done. And really, when I think about it, I enjoy the homework-time with the kids in the afternoon, taking them to their various activities, reminding them to clean their rooms etc. etc. – because this was always my dream! Being a mom is one of the greatest blessings in my life! So, no complaints about how that works out in practicality! And I love the sweet times of doing crafts with my kids or reading with them, going for hikes with them or just talking with them and spending time together. I want to hold on to those times, at the same time as I don’t want to complain about all the other things that comes along with it.

my birthday coffee. ...well, one of them. :)

my birthday coffee. …well, one of them. 🙂

I am reminding myself to not just rush through my days, as if I am always wanting to get to the next stage. I want to be present and enjoy every moment, – because each one is such a gift!

Celebrating my birthday with a good friend this morning.

Celebrating my birthday with a good friend this morning.

And for me to get to live my life in Jerusalem, to raise my kids here in the holy city, it is just so amazing that I have to remind myself that I am not dreaming. And at such a time as this! To get to be alive at such an exciting time! To witness the state of Israel being built, the city of Jerusalem being rebuilt, to be a part of it all, – WOW! And to think of what our generation may be blessed to see! To prepare for the coming of our Mashiach!! (And to have front row seats to witness that….!) I am excited about life, guys!!!

birthday morning

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26 thoughts on “My 100th Post.

  1. Bodhild B. Aase says:

    Congratulations!! Happy Birthday!!

  2. Happy Birthday from the USA.

  3. soveig says:

    Gratulere med dagen Teena.
    solveig, Norge

  4. Stine Vikesland says:

    Gratulerer så mye med dagen! Håper du har hatt en strålende fin dag. Det er, som du sier, viktig å nyte hvert øyeblikk, selv om det kan være lett å glemme i en travel hverdag. Når man teller sine velsignelser og takker Gud for dem, så blir liksom problemene mindre.

    • Te'ena says:

      Ja, det er heilt sant, Stine! Ein kan påverke enormt mykje berre med si eiga haldning. “Det er ikke hvordan vi har det, men hvordan vi tar det, som teller.” 🙂

  5. Pat Irving says:

    Belated Happy Birthday from sunny central California…enjoy reading about your family activities and especially am thrilled and delighted to read that you enjoy being a Mom. Being a Mom is the most important career a woman can participate in so enjoy every moment of it.
    The kids are up and out of the house before you know it! Blessings for a wonderful weekend in Jerusalem. Ah Jerusalem…I am not a city person but I do believe I would be happy living there.
    Our love to Seth..Pat and Richard Irving

    • Te'ena says:

      Thank you, Pat! 🙂 Yes, being a mom is definitely a huge blessing I am incredibly thankful for! And, – yes, I, like you, am not really a city-person at heart, but there is just no place like Jerusalem!!

  6. Anka says:

    Happy Birthday! Congratulations on your 100th post too. May this year be filled with grace and an abundance of love!

  7. Hadassah says:

    Happy birthday, dear friend! So glad to be having time to get to know you a little better…. hope you have special birthday blessings!

    • Te'ena says:

      Thank you, Hadassah! I am also very thankful for the opportunities for time together that we are blessed with regularly! And yes, my birthday was wonderful in every way. Thank you again for the chocolate and the balloon!! 🙂

  8. Happy birthday and happy 100 blog day.

  9. Hei, og gratulerer med dagen som var! Fant bloggen din da jeg lette etter oppskrift på Challah brød og ble kjempeglad for din veiledning….OG hvordan lage seksflettet brød!! Ser du har kommentarer på norsk og engelsk, hva foretrekker du? Tenkte å følge med bloggen din og på den måten ” være” litt i Landet også 🙂 Herlig blogg 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Shalom fra Gabriele Rumbold

    • Te'ena says:

      Hei Gabriele! Så kjekt å høyre at du likar bloggen min!! 🙂 Korleis vart sabbatsbrøda dine? Når det gjeld språk på kommentarar, er det heilt det same for meg om det er norsk eller engelsk. Det vart til at eg bloggar absolutt mest på engelsk, for det kan liksom alle forstå, så det vert mest inkluderande. Men norsk er morsmålet mitt, så dei som kjenner det lettare å kommentere på norsk, må gjerne det! 🙂

  10. Paula Romer says:

    Congratulations on your 100th blog post. It’s so fun to follow along your journey and of life in Jerusalem. I’m glad you had a lovely birthday. I appreciate your zest for life and spirit of gratitude for all of life’s blessings- both big and small. I look forward to sharing in more of your adventures.

  11. Berit says:

    Gratulerer med vel overstått gebursdag. Gud velsigne deg!

  12. Anne vaaga says:

    Hei kjære venninne. Gratulerer med dagen din på etterskudd. Fint å lese at du hadde en så bra dag. Jeg følger med på bloggen din med jevne mellomrom og du inspirerer meg med flotte bilder , gode ideer og din gode gamle positive entusiasme, flott å lese dine tanker om livet, nå sist om det å være mor. Jeg blir tobarnsmor i disse dager, termin den 23 , og er så enig om at det e den største velsignelse. Shalom fra Kristiansand

    • Te'ena says:

      Hei der, Anne-mor! Ja, tenk, du blir tobarnsmor!!! Ja, det er stort, det! Travelt i begynnelsen, men dobbel glede! Lykke til! Masse velsignelsar til heile familien!

  13. Mary-Ann says:

    Gratulerer med overstått dag 🙂 Så glad for bloggen din :-))

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