Making Life a Bliss Complete

Honest and heartfelt stories and lessons about home, family, love, faith, and personal growth.

Memories/Stories

My First Children’s Book

Update: Here is a link to The Dandelion. It is available as a Kindle e-book and as a paperback. The Dandelion – Kindle edition by Al-Bjaly, Mandy. Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. I know I just published my first novel…
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Reflecting on 2023

Last night before midnight, our family discussed our year and what events were most meaningful to us. It was no contest: Asher’s birth was the most wonderful and memorable event to happen in our 2023. And our lives have never…
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A Month without My Missionary

Today has been exactly one month since my first born, Casey Scott Lewis, left home to serve a service mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have so many thoughts and feelings to share. Before I…
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A 3 A.M. Prompting

It took me far too long to fall asleep last night. My heart was heavy with many things, but I finally went to sleep, hoping and praying that Asher, our six-month-old, actually slept well. I found myself being suddenly awakened…
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A Onesie with Meaning

This is Asher Jordan Al-Bjaly, our fifth born child, born on February 17, 2023. He is almost 2 and a half months old. Last week, I put him in a onesie that my sister gave me at my baby shower….
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God gives you who you need: part 2

It’s expected that everything about having a baby is exciting and full of blissful joy. I really wanted this post to be all that, but I also believe in keeping it real. Life is not always roses, not even when…
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The Fourth Was Not the Last…

I have never done a blog post like this before, but I have a lot of important life updates that I hope to share, and to do it best, I have recorded videos of myself. The first is in March…
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Goodbye for now, Grandpa.

This morning at 6:12am I got a phone call from my dad. I didn’t want to answer it, not just because I didn’t want to wake Jad, but mostly because I knew what his call would mean: my grandpa had…
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A Mud Run to Remember

Sometimes you sign up for something having no idea what you are really in for. That happened to me this past Saturday when I went with several members of my son, Casey’s, wrestling team, the wrestling coach and his wife,…
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