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Hello, my name is Kelly. Welcome to my little corner on the web. It's been quite some time since I've updated my website, and so thought it time I do that. The website takes a low priority in things needing done around here. You see, this yellow ribbon has personal meaning to me and my family. My husband is in the US and was deployed to the Persian Gulf January to late June 2003. It was an interesting time, with many ups and downs, but in that time I realized that there were some things in my life that were out of order. Keeping a webpage up to date was one of those things. I'm finding a little bit of spare time here and there and so am able to update at this time. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the site. And as always, God bless you!

My first love continues to be Jesus Christ, my Lord and my Saviour. In the last few months He has been showing me many things and teaching me much. It has been a wonderful time of growing in Him and discovering more and more who He desires me to be. Becoming a Titus 2 woman and a Proverbs 31 woman is right there at the top of what He is teaching me, first and foremost loving my Saviour, and next loving my husband. Being a "Keeper at Home" has never been more joyful and satisfying to me than it is now. His ways are truly best! I found this gem of a verse not long ago and found it to be so true for me. "You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand." - Psalm 16:11. Being on the path that God has for me and my life has so filled me with joy in His presence. I'm still working on finding more of that path, but the start is grand! I'm currently reading a wonderful book by Elizabeth George called Beautiful in God's Eyes talking about the treasures of the Proverbs 31 woman. I highly recommend it! God has so much in store for us--and we haven't even tapped into the vastness of what He has for us!

We attend church at Peninsula Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Yorktown, VA. We have a kinship at our house and would love to have you visit if you're ever in the area.

My next love is my husband of over 15 years. As I'm on this path of life that God has put me on, I am finding that my love for Darryl grows stronger and stronger each day. I thank my God for the precious gift He has given me in Darryl, the oneness that continues to grow in us, and I look forward to spending the rest of our lives together. Darryl is a wonderful head of this home, both physically and spiritually, seeking guidance from the Father and seeing to our needs.

I am also a mommy of four beautiful gifts from God -- Hannah, Rebekkah, Sarah, and Joshua. I enjoy watching them grow and discover the mysteries of life. I am blessed to say that each of my kids have asked Jesus into their heart and have a loving, growing relationship with their Lord. They continue to amaze me with the things they understand and the things they pray for. God has healed both Joshua and Rebekkah from medical issues and are walking testimonies of the love our Father has for us.

You can learn more about Darryl and each of the kids on their webpages and see pictures of all of them on our Picture Pages.

In March 2005, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I had been extremely tired and not feeling well for a few months. I'm certain it was God who put the idea into my head to check my blood sugars for a couple of days. I was fairly convinced after those readings that I was dealing with Type 2. I was gestational diabetic with all four of my pregnancies, on insulin with two of them, resulting in rather large babies (the largest 11 lbs 8.6 oz) and so had a knowledge of what I was dealing with. Statistically speaking, those with gestational diabetes will have Type 2 within ten years of delivery. Since diagnosis, I have lost weight--30 pounds!, revamped my eating, started moving more (that nasty e-word--exercise!), and have gotten my blood sugars under control. I can't say I did it all by myself, though. Without the grace of God, I wouldn't be where I am today! And without the love and support from Darryl and the kids, each day would be tougher. I have decreased my meds already, and would like to decrease them to the point that I'm not even taking them anymore. Until my healing is manifested, I will continue to work on eating healthier and exercising more. I would like to lose another 20-25 pounds. I must say, I feel so much better than I did in early 2005! What a difference 30 pounds makes and exercising hasn't hurt!

I enjoy many activities which include crocheting, knitting, cooking, reading, and sewing. I am on a quest to learn how to make soap. I hope to do that in the next couple of months. Most of all, though, I enjoy being with my family and taking care of them. Life is busy around the Youngblood house most days, but it's fun and very rewarding! Between homeschooling, cleaning, baths, meals, and laundry our days are full! We're learning to take everything one day at a time and lean on the Lord in those difficult times. We know that God's blessings are truly blessings and we thank Him each day for them all!

To visit the kids' pages, just click on a picture below or on their names above.

Looking for some new recipes? On my Cookin' With Kelly page you will find some of our favorites. Take a look!

Thank you for stopping by. Be sure to bookmark and come again! And, as always, God bless you abundantly!

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