Saturday, June 7, 2008

THERE IS A SEASON - Part II










Does this guy look relaxed and comfy? He should & he is. The reason.......my sweet Mickey is once again RETIRED!!! Yippee!!!
He has retired 3 or 4 times, and his employer keeps calling him to come back to work.
This last time was September 26, 2007. This really was a God thing because our oldest son, David, returned home on September 30th and the extra finances were just what we needed at that time. God knows our needs, even before we do. What an awesome God we serve.

A few days ago I shared the title of this post and this verse with you:

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven."

Ecclesiastes 3:1

In that post I was relating it to our Spiritual walk and how God moves us from season and purpose to season and purpose. This time our "season" has changed once again on the "We are in the world but not of the world" arena. Several things in our lives had been moving along this line but while we were at International House of Prayer in Kansas City we knew it was "time". We returned from Kansas City on Sunday, May 25th. Monday was a holiday because it was Memorial Day and on Tuesday, the 27th, Mickey gave his notice. June 5th was his final day and yesterday we were so happy that he is now retired once again.

Mickey and I very much enjoy being together 24/7 .We have enjoyed that state many times, beginning in 1976 when we open our Real Estate business together and then in 1997 when he retired the first time and we travelled. Anyway we are very happy and we know that this is what he was suppose to do. We truly are busy about "redeeming the time" and "being about the Father's business."

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22 comments:

Barbara said...

sending prayers and good wishes for many wonderful years of retirment, and for good this time.

diana said...

congratulations to mickey.

it is so reassuring, for me at least, to hear of a couple that enjoys spending so much time together.

i figure it will be this way for don and i, too, but not 100% sure until we actually get to that point. we probably have at least 10 more years but i have a feeling those will fly by.

one thing seems obvious. have at least one thing you enjoy doing together. you and mickey seem to have many. enjoy this season!

Susie said...

Hi Susan,
I know you two enjoy all your time together be it working on not. (whatever is right at that point in your lives)
I'm sure you'll find lots of fun things to do together as Mickey is once again "retired"
hugs

Maalie said...

>God knows our needs, even before we do. What an awesome God we serve.

may I be so bold as to ask what evidence you have that there was a supernatural intervention here?

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Your sweetie looks most comfy and content! Hooray to Mickey! Enjoy it! Jack and I also love, love, love being together. When we worked together that was sheer joy for us both. I never understood women who dreaded their hubby being retired and home with them.

The Olson's: said...

Happy Retirement, Mickey! It's good to hear that retirement for both of you doesn't mean that you sit around feeling useless! You are still active and allowing God to use you. What a wonderful way to spend retirement!
~ Leanne

Susan said...

Congratulations...I think it's so neat that you enjoy each other so much. God is good.

Hugs,

Susan

Jenileigh said...

Oh congratulations! I know this is sweet news! Hugs!

jennifer said...

You know, that's actually flattering that he has been asked back a few times. He must be really good at his former job. I hope the two of you enjoy your time together. Happy Retirement!

Jennifer

Sharon said...

Tell him congratulations! I am happy for the both of you! How wonderful that you love spending time together, that is awesome!

:0) sharon

Dawn said...

Yay for retirement! 3 weeks left for more. DC has to figure out when.

Bees, eh? Fresh honey sounds great - but a lot of work!

Nancy said...

Oh happy retirement to Mickey. And we do have a God the meets our needs. so neat...

Susie said...

So happy you both are together at home again for this season! Love is such a blessing from God!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Susan, I was so glad to see that you checked in me while I was away! I'm so excited for you and your husband! I hope you both enjoy this time together! Hope the bee keeping goes well! There is a lady here,who keeps bees, and makes soap from the by-products! She sells the soap at our local farmers market and they are wonderful!

Hugs, Rhonda ;)

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

How wonderful to walk through the seasons together in the Lord! God bless on this new venture!

And how exciting about the bees. My great-uncle had a honey stand near Bethlehem PA. Uncle Mark's Honey :) Take care and have fun!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Congrats to both you and Mickey! Now maybe you can do some more of that traveling that you love so much.

Kansas Bob said...

"God knows our needs, even before we do. What an awesome God we serve."

Amen Susan!

nickernoodle said...

That's wonderful! Congrats to you both and enjoy your time together. I love it when Craig and I have time just for us without anyone else around. That's when we have our best conversations and truly look into each other's hearts!

groovyoldlady said...

Hurrah for retirement!

Alisun said...

My husband and I have worked together for 16 years so every day is 24/7. Glad you two are together again.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Happy Re-re-retirement, Mickey! I hope this new season is a blessing to you.

Feathering My Nest said...

God certainly does know our needs. It's wonderful the way He meets each one. Have a pleasant day.

Kathi