Monday, April 7, 2008


We are rejoicing and praise God for the good report we got on our dear friend and brother in Christ, Jack. His quadruple heart by-pass surgery this morning went very smoothly. In fact the Dr. found less heart damage than he had feared.
I want to thank the 22 blog prayer warriors who left comments and were praying for both Jack and Mary. They came by last night after church to leave their dog, Baron, with us to take care of for the week since Mary is staying in Oklahoma City with Jack. When they came in I pulled up my blog and read all the wonderful comments that the 22 of you had left. They were very touched to know people literally all over were praying for him.
I also want to thank the ones of you today who left comments asking how it had gone.
We are just all so thankful.
Dawn, Call Me Grandma Dawn, had a drawing for her 300th post of a lovely pair of Elephant earrings that her son had gotten for her in Kenya. Her little granddaughter, Care Bear, wrote out the names on slips of papers and then drew my name, which she had spelled Soosen. How cute is that?!!!! You can read about it here.
The package with this lovely earrings arrive in the mail today, along with the cute card (which I cut the top off in my photo) reading Thanks for being my friend.
Thank you so much Dawn for giving away such a wonderful gift and thank you Care Bear for drawing Soosen's name.
I will wear them not only with delight but with pride as I tell everyone that they are from Kenya and remind them, and myself, to pray for this country and the people who are suffering so.
I am humbled and blessed with the love that is show in blogland on a daily basis.

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Jungle Mom said...

Amen on that news! and congrats on the prize!

Jenileigh said...

How precious! I'm so glad things went well with Jack! Hugs dear Soosen! :)

Lisa said...

Hey "Soosen"!...yeah that was cute...Congrats!
Lovely earrings! I love elephants!
What a blessing to hear that Jack's surgery went well!

Becky said...

Congrats on being a winner! Don't you love blog giveaways????

And wonderful news on your friend Jack. May his healing go quickly and new energy abound!!

Coach J said...

Thanks for letting us know about Jack! Wonderful news!

Myrna said...

Thank you so much for coming by my place today--and while I was away. I appreciate your sweet, supportive comments. I don't know what the future will bring, but I'm sure the Lord does.

I've been missing out--Trying to read a little to catch up. Trees, elephant earrings, etc. You've been busy! I would have been hiding while the trees were coming down. That kind of activity makes me nervous! :-)

I will be praying for your friend Jack. Hope you are enjoying your dog-sitting duties! Now, that's being a true friend!

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Thanks be to God! Praise His Name!

Sharon said...

I think Soosen is really cute.
Prayers for your friend and may he be getting stronger each day with GOD's help.
Love those earrings also
I would not be around when they cut down trees, makes me to nervous.
Hubby and Son 1 cut some down this fall and I was a wreck.
Have a nice day.

Alisun@ABrookeInTheForest said...

Very happy to hear your friend is doing well!!!
And that you won a wonderful pair of earrings,I too love the little gifts in life soo precious.
Kitchen looks great wow a lot of work inside and out at your house, we need a little warmer weather here for our projects.

Betty said...

I can't say I prayed for your friend not being aware of his surgery but I can pray now for a speedy recovery.

Your earrings are unique and I would be pleased to have a pair like them to wear....wear them in good health....

Thank you for visiting and commenting on 'twas lost, but now is found'....I now so happy to have them back once again.....Blessings to you....Betty

Folded Wings said...

Praise God for His goodness!! I have the book on prayer and fasting by Mahesh Chavda - reading it now for the 3rd time.

Ma Kettle said...

Amen soosan...absolutely adorable!

Barbara said...

Congrats. something new to enjoy, especially as they give you a prayer incentive.

diana said...

glad to head jack's surgery went well. i'll pray that his recovery go well, also.

and cute earrings. isn't it just like you to see them as a reminder to pray.

PEA said...

Oh Susan, such wonderful news about Jack!! Knowing that the surgery went so well and that there was less damage found than thought, is a blessing indeed!!

Congratulation on winning Dawn's giveaway...the earrings are just delightful and I have no doubt you will get plenty of compliments on them:-) xox

Dawn said...

So the USPS did a great job getting them there! I am so glad you like them, and that Care Bear picked Soosen's name! Enjoy them!

I am so thankful that Jack's surgery went so well, and that our messages were able to comfort and encourage them.

Knit-Wit said...

Hoo Boy! I've missed a lot over the weekend!

I'm glad your friend is doing well. Praise the Lord!

I love your backyard. It looks nice and spacious and private.

Sorry about your knee but I'm glad it is healing well. I'll keep you in my prayers this week.


jennifer said...

PRAISE GOD for Jack, and congratulations to you!! Very sweet of you to watch their dog!

I pray he heals quickly!


Sharon said...

Praise the Lord for answered prayed! Thank you Lord!

:0) Sharon

Betty said...

I'm glad Jack came through the surgery successfully. Pray was answered.

What a lovely gift you won, Susan. Congratulations.

It's All Good! said...

So glad to hear the good news! Jack and Mary share my brother and SIL's names!

My husband and daughter went to Nairobi, Kenya. It was a graduation gift for our daughter to go with her dad who was speaking at a pastor's conf. It was life-changing for her.

God bless!
Brenda :)

Angie said...

Praise God for seeing Jack through the surgery. Praying for his quick and complete recovery.

Such a special gift. Isn't blogging great?

michelle f said...

What a great report!!! Glad things went well and love the new earrings. They look familar by the way (we get them here too)...I can look for a matching necklace if you like? :-)

Our Peculiar Life said...

HALLELUJAH!! So glad to hear the news about Jack!! That is AWE-SOME!!
And those are very nice earrings. :-)

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

So glad to hear that Jack is doing good!

Love the story about the earrings....that is so sweet.