Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.




Friday, January 7, 2011

It is ALL about 5!!!!!!

Charles Demuth - (1883-1935)
In 5 days we celebrated three birthdays!!

The youngest is now 5
Making him the age of Kindergarten in the fall...do you hear me crying already?

The teen is now 15 - yes'm... ten years and 3 days apart... my last two boys
He is now wanting his driver's permit... oh, my... the 5th child to go through this stage
He is my 5th child

I have 5 boys

I turned 50!

The number 5 means GRACE, I will take that.

Thomas Jefferson's face is on the nickel - 5 cent coin

J. F. Kennedy's face is on the half dollar- 50 cent coin

Abraham Lincoln's face graces  the-  $5.00 bill

Ulysses S. Grant's face on the - $50.00 bill

We have 5 fingers on our hand

We have 5 toes on our feet

So many references in the Bible
5-Fold Ministry of Prophet, Preacher, Teacher, Evangelist, and Apostle

5 Fish 

5 Books in the Torah

50 is the Year of Jubilee!!!
Now that is one that I would love to experience in the natural, but I do experience it in my relationship with Christ!  The year of Jubilee for the Jews meant...
  • Land was allowed to rest
  • Debts were forgiven
  • Slaves were freed
  • Estates were returned to families who had lost their inheritance and forced into poverty

What  a fun week of 5's!!! Now I need 5 minutes of rest!

28 Joining in with more words:

Ginny Marie said...

So many fun 5's! And what a fun post! I love that painting you included at the beginning of your post. It fits in perfectly!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

This was a great post Janette! You are a great mom!

Stacy said...

Ohh, Happy, Happy Birthday x3! What a month of celebration. I, too, love this post. Love your new face lift and love your beautiful heart!

Hope you are getting your 5 minutes of rest...and even more!

Much love to you, sweet friend,
Stacy

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday Janette. Sounds like a lot of fun times at your house! And I am encouraged to know your boys are ten years apart :)

Karen said...

Happy Birthday, Janette!!! Wow, what a week. (and you hit it before me) You did a fabulous job on this post girl! You pics & collage are great. Love the lettering on the pictures. Get some rest (hopefully more than 5 minutes).

Farm Girl said...

Happy Birthday!! AW well I am still older. :( I hope you had lovely days with your birthday boys and I hope you had a lovely birthday party.
Blessings to you.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Happy Birthday to all of you!! What a wonderful post. Last year was the year of 5's for us. I turned 50, and my daughter turned 15. Her birthday has alot of 5's in it too :-)
Have a wonderful weekend Janette!
Blessings,
Marcia

e-Mom said...

LOL, I enjoyed this, Janette!!! You look GREAT for 50.

How about this.... Matthew, Mark, Luke-Acts and John? Some call it the NT Pentateuch (Torah).

...five gold rings...

...fifty states...

...Fifth Amendment...

...Hawaii Five-0...

There are lots of them!!! (Now I need a 5 minute nap too.)

Have a great weekend.

Ma ~ said...

So cool, I love it that you have a five year old at 50! And such handsome boys;)

Sandy said...

Happy 50th to you, Janette!!
You sure don't look your age,girl!
I know I've told you many times
before, but it bears repeating-
your kids are beautiful. Thanks
for sharing all your joy and
with such an interesting bunch
of facts on 5's!
Love,
Sandy

Rebecca said...

Isn't that Jubilee concept a GREAT one?! Continue to be encouraged and strengthened in heart and mind for the adventures of the coming days (and YEAR)!

Debbie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

You said that you "Turned 50". For some reason, I though that your birthday was coming up at the END of the month. I might have you confused with another blogger.

So... Happy Birthday!!

Last week, I made the decision to refer to my upcoming 50th as my "Golden Jubilee" and treat it in royal fashion. When I clicked here this morning, I wanted to shout Hallelujah because this post went right along with it.

Great post from a very creative Golden Girl.

JillAileenJones said...

Happy Birthday dear friend!!!!! I hope it was as special as you are. Happy Birthday to your boys too.
My baby will turn 3 in 6 weeks and I can't believe it-it goes so fast.
I loved this post as always-really cute-fun 5 facts. Looks like you all had some fun birthday time together. Fun that you all have birthday close together to celebrate-two of mine have birthdays on the 21st like me but different months-makes it easier to remember though-will be good as I get older.
PS-I hope I look half as good as you at 50-you shine with the love of Jesus.
I still don't know the details of what time I will be up there on the 29th-I will keep you posted.
Happy Saturday too!
Love and Hugs
Jill

Debbie said...

This was such a fun, cleavor post!! Just like you...HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you all!! Your kids are just adorable, and you look wonderful. ENJOY! May the Lord make His face to shine upon you all! HUGS

Sonja said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A VERY SPECIAL 50 YEAR OLD!! You make 50 look like so much fun! And from one who is further down the road... trust me... these are GOOD years!

I love the collage, wish I could figure out how to do that.

I think this is going to be a special year!

So, I Begin this Journey...... said...

OHGOSH! Happy Birthday and I am so out of sync here!
Hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year.....I love love love your new blog look......you look fantastic!
Must catch up soon!
xoxo

Debbie said...

You are so clever my friend. I'm going to join you for five minutes of rest. LOL.

You don't look your age. You are beautiful inside and out. May you have a fabulous birthday today.

Love you,
Debbie

Dianne said...

Enjoy the 50th one. It was the beginning of the best years of my life so far.

I love the "Year of Jubilee."

Babbie Mason recorded a song years ago that I loved entitled "Jubilate"--

Have a great weeend,
LOve,
D

Dianne said...
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www.brendayoder.blogspot.com said...

I love your new look on your blog! Enjoy the 5's coming to you this year!

Lea said...

I just loved your creativity in this post. How cool! And, do know that "Fifty is Fabulous!" :o) A mother to 5 boys, wow, you have definitely earned a crown! :o)

Happy 5 Celebration!

Shelley said...

That was great - blessings on you and may this truly be a year of Jubilee for you - many blessings friend.

Janet - AKA: Latte Lady said...

What a bright cheery post!!

Wonderful!

I love the part about the year of Jubilee. The next one is said to be the year 2015. Yeah!

Blessed day,

Janet

Janet - AKA: Latte Lady said...
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Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy BiG 5-0 !!!!!

Wishing all the birthday fives a very happy year. YOU most especially! What a cute picture! CONGRATULATIONS on the family you made and the great works you've accomplished. You inspire all who meet you I'm sure. As a member of your "bloggy follower friends" I must say how impressed I am by what you've created here. I love coming here to visit with you. Maybe *this* is the year you visit a northern farm...? ;-)
xo
Leslie

Carol said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Janette, to you and yours! I will be joining you with 5-0 in a few months!

BARBIE said...

That's a lot of 5's to celebrate! I loved this post!

Vee said...

And I never knew how important 5 is! Even though someone in the family will soon join your youngest as a five-year-old. So cool! I've been having fun taking a bit longer look around your blog and I am loving what I see. So joyful! So faith-filled!

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