Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I had done this post which was SUPPOSE to post on October 4th and didn't!!!
Due to the events which occurred it got lost in the shuffle of things but I found it today and wanted to post it anyway as a tribute to him, even if 25 days late and a repaired heart!
Golden (50th) Anniversary

My Husband, Mickey Wayne Joyce
Husband & Father Extraordinaire

We are celebrating our 50th today!! When we return from our trip I'll share that with you but for today I wanted to tell & show you about this wonderful man, my husband.

October 4, 1958

This is a meme I've seen on several blogs and thought it would be a good way for you to learn a little more about my man.

1. He's sitting in front of the TV; what is on the screen? Preferably John Wayne or some other western
1960 - Juarez, Mexico with his built-in family of girls he loves!
Suzette, Jacque & me!!!!

2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad? Blue Cheese
1964 - The addition of our first son, David.

3. What's one food he doesn't like? Boiled Okra
1971 - The addition of our 2nd son, & youngest child, Marc.

4. You go to a bar. What does he order? We don't go to bars....
1977 - The girls are grown & not at home so this is our little family.

5. Where did he go to high school? Humboldt, Tennessee
1979 - In his Real Estate Broker days

6. What size shoe does he wear? 11

1980 - With new hot air balloon - Suzy Blue

7. If he was to collect anything what would it be? Bees & Gold Coins

1983 - 25th Anniversary

8. What is his favorite kind of sandwich? Cheeseburger

1985 - Struggling to hold our marriage together.

Don't ever give up on your marriage!!
We are living proof of this as we celebrate our 50th.

9. What would this person eat every day if he could? Steak & potatoes

1988 - Renewing our wedding vows - 30th Anniversary

10. What is his favorite cereal? Oatmeal
1995 - Addition of 2 granddaughters, Jessica & Oksana

11. What would he never wear? A dress

1996 - David is home after 10 years!!!!

12. What is his favorite sports team. He doesn't have one
2002 - We've add our 1st Grandson, Aric

13. Who will he vote for? McCain/Palin

2000 -David, Marc, Mickey, Suzette, Jacque, Susan

14. Who is his best friend? me!!!
2007 - Our entire family

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do? Tell him how to drive & spend too much time blogging

16. How many states has he lived in? 9 & travelled to all 50 and the Providences of Canada

17. What is his heritage? Irish

18. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind of cake? German Chocolate

19. Did he play sports in high school? Football 1 year and then Marching band (tuba)

20. What could he spend hours doing? Watching westerns

It was hard to find pictures of just Mickey because his life revolves around His Lord & His Family. I am so thankful and blessed to have shared 50 years with this wonderful man.

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Tina said...

I love that YOU are his best friend!!! Really enjoyed this Susan

Anonymous said...

What a cool post. Happy Anniversary! I might do this meme later.

Linds said...

Beautiful, Susan - you are such an inspiration!

Susan said...

What a beautiful beautiful tribute to your marriage and your husband! I love all the pictures Susan. I have often said that it's our friendship that sustains us during the rough times. It's important to be friends with your spouse.

Happy Anniversary and Praise God for bringing you through so much!



annie said...

I loved seeing all the pictures Susan! What an amazing fifty years you have had with Mickey! You are such a blessing to each other, because you are both so special!

Humble wife said...

I feel so special to have been included(along with everyone) to read about your special man. You exemplify the way marriage is not for the tenderhearted and it is work...but it is ever so worth it.

Love all the photos of the family...I look forward to this myself:)

Thanks for sharing your family with us...makes us feel like we are part of your gang!

Shirley said...

What a wonderful tribute to making it work - how God can transform the lives and marriages of those willing to be led by Him!
Blessings to you both!

Anonymous said...

I did this meme, too. I can't believe I know so much about John, well, except for his shoe size.

Maxine said...

Aww, this was so wonderful! I thoroughly enjoyed your tribute to your husband and wish you many more years together. Nice meme!

Nadine said...

Susan that was such a beautiful tribute through words and pictures. You have a beautiful family. Inspirational being married for 50 years.

Anonymous said...

Very fun post to walk back through your life with Mickey. I love all the different glasses and hair styles you had :)

I'm not sure I ever got to send you my wishes for many more years and years better than all you've shared already! Yes, you month has been wild, but praise God for the joy you are sharing.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm glad you posted it, it's never too late! I enjoyed reading about him, and seeing all the neat photos!


diana said...

what a beautiful post and tribute to mickey. i loved all the pictures. not only to see the changes through the years, but the obvious love that shines so brightly from each one.

happy anniversary to the both of you!

maybe some day you could expound on some of the difficulties you encountered in your marriage and how you kept it together. we could all learn from such lessons.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Awww...what a great post. I loved seeing all the pics too. You sure have one lovely family!

The Olson's: said...

Congratulations again on your milestone of 50 years!

I love hearing that spouses are each others' best friend. I think that's the way it should be.

And yes, it IS worth it to stick it through the hard times. The end result is so much better!
~ Leanne

Lisa said...

Gorgeous, you two, just Gorgeous!
Happy Anniversary, again!

The pictures are fine memories!
Do you still wear glasses?

Loved how you renewed the vows at 30 yrs.

Betty said...

This is such a great post! I know what you mean about not giving up on your marriage! We have had our rough spots as well but have come out all the more stronger.
So Congratulations to your anniversary, belatedly!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Susan! This is a beautiful anniversary tribute! I enjoyed your pictures also and so glad you shared them! I am so far behind in my blogging and am so sorry about Mickey's health problems and surgery. I hope and pray that his test results come back good and that he continues to improve and grow stronger daily! Praises be to God for what He has already done in Mickey's situation! :)

....and, If our spouse is our best friend, then we are truly blessed! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Susie said...

What a loving and touching tribute to the man with whom you've spent fifty wonderful years.
Your pictures are just great!
Your love for each other just shines through this post (and all the others you write about him.)
My prayers continue as Mickey recuperates.

Lipstick Republican said...

Congratulations! We rejoice with you.

Anonymous said...

To see all the pictures and the progression of you two, OH! I loved it! Beautiful love story.

Alisun said...

OOOhOOO that was great to read I enjoyed you sharing.

Sharon said...

What a great post about family and love. It was great to see the photos of your family through the years and all the addition along the way.
Have a great day.

Carla said...

Thank you for the prayer reminder. I loved this post, and am copying it to honor my hubby on his upcoming b-day. Thank you for sharing your love (during the ups and the downs:). Happy Anniversary! 50 years is incredible!

Barbara said...

Enjoyed all the old photos on full screen. How I remember the big glasses and big hair days. Susan you have got younger as the years pass by.

I have an award for you on my b log.

Tammy said...

I just loved this, Susan...such wonderful pictures! And look how absolutely stunning you both are in that wedding picture!

(You were married just one year after my parents (but sadly my dad passed away 20 yrs ago)

A very, very happy anniversary to you both!!!

Pear tree cottage! said...

This is so beautiful Susan, may god bless you and keep you.

Happy Anniversary to two beautiful folks it is a pleasure to chat with all the way from Australia ever single week.

You are truly blessed.

groovyoldlady said...

Wonderful post, Susan!! It's so encouraging...especially to read that you almost ended it, but that God restored your relationship. My son and DIL have been divorced for a few months now, but there are still glints of hope as he comes home on leave next week. Please pray for them and their three children (and please don't comment re: this issue on my blog.)

God Bless You Both!

Susie said...

This was so much fun to read Susan. I am inspired to read this, and I hope one day to have such a great legacy of marriage myself. Congrats again!

Short Stop said...

OH, Susan!

Congratulations! What a testimony to God's faithfulness! You are a precious, precious couple and I am SO thankful that you are sharing your wonderful marriage (and widsom) with those of us following behind you.

Happy, happy anniversary!!

Jillian, Inc said...

Loved seeing all these photos. Just lovely.

AdoptedAsHisOwn said...

Happy Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!

Momma Roar said...

So sweet!

You are an inspiration!

T loves to watch westerns too!

Jenileigh said...

I LOVED this post! It was wonderful watching you two grow together and see how you changed over the years.