Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Now what in the world would Mickey & I be rendezvousing about at midnight?

I'm sure you are asking this question!

Well, it isn't the "what" but the "who".

The "Who" being my wonderful blog friend, Ginger, her wonderful husband, Dave,

their lovely daughter, Alicia, and new son-in-love, Alfred. Yes....ALL of them!!!

Ginger is one of the earliest blog friends that I made. We were trying to remember last night how we first "met" and I went back this morning and looked. I began my blog on January 21, 2007 and on February 9, 2007 I had this comment from GingerGinger said... Thanks for stopping by my site. Are you Amy's mom? I'm excited to read more about you!! Please stop back to my site any time. I love your profile. We have MUCH in common. It's NO's ALL God! February 9, 2007 12:22 PM

Now I remember, Ginger: Amy was one of the first to comment on my blog and when I followed her link I found you and read your post and commented and then you visited mine on February 9th and we've been building this wonderful friendship ever since.

Ginger & Dave have made several trips to Texas to visit their daughter during this time. Each time we have tried to put together a meeting and it just never worked out. This time we were both determined and sweet Dave said he was going to do everything possible to make it happen!!! Thank you did:o)

Here are Dave, Alicia and Alf right after they arrived at the Mc*Don*alds where we meet. McD*onal*ds????? Yes!!!! When they first found out their time schedule they were to be coming through Wa*gno*ner about 11 p.m. That is a small town about 15 miles from our house. So it being late at night we set up for them to call from Pry*or and we'd meet them there. Then Mickey thought we'd better check and see if Mc*D's was open that late. We called and "No, they closed at 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday". Another trip to see if we could find any place that stayed open until midnight. This is a small town and NOTHING!! Then we drove to the next town, Mus*ko*gee and located this Mc*D's right on the highway.

Alicia & Alf. What a sweet young couple and so co-operative and pleasant while their parents met us on this trip. Alf even gave me a big hug when they left. That was so sweet and pleased me so much :o)

Bless their hearts......they had been on the road already for about 10-11 hours and had 3-4 hours left to travel but took time to meet us.

We got to visit for about an hour and it was wonderful. Ginger is the sweet, gentle soul I knew she would be and Dave was a pure delight. We talked and talked and could have talked for hours.

As we departed the 6 of us joined hands in the Mc*D's and Dave prayed a wonderful prayer. He spoke of this meeting being just a taste of what Heaven will be like when we get to meet up with many wonderful friends.

Ginger, commented that I was shorter than she had pictured me. As I looked across the table at Ginger & Dave's beautiful blue eyes I knew for sure where those 3 beautiful daughters of theirs came from.

Thank you guys so much for taking the time and effort to meet us. You have made
this part of a Thanksgiving that we will always remember and cherish!!!!

This is my 7th blog friend to meet. Number 7 - the number of perfection!!! I am believing for the Lord to let me met many more of my blogging friends. What a joy.


I "snatched" this picture from Ginger's blog to show that my dear, sweet, precious Mickey was indeed along and present!! Thanks to two wonderful, special husbands, Mickey & Dave, for making this happen. Ginger & I are indeed blessed beyond measure with them. How many men would do all this for their wives? Ours will and DID :o)

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annie said...

How wonderful that you got to meet another special bloggy friend! I'm so glad we got to meet!

I'll be in Tulsa tomorrow for the day (Matt's mom's house). She lives around 81st & Memorial.

Happy Happy Thanksgiving!

weavermom said...

How fun!! Midnight?!

I want to meet both of you!!

Momma Roar said...

I've been stalking your blog all day waiting for this post, heehee!

So, so, so glad you two were able to meet up!! Someday, Susan, someday...

Betty said...

How fun! Even that late...

Anonymous said...

It was an experience we will all remember. Yes, almost 14 hours on the road and 4+ to go, but the stop was so worth it.

Although I haven't posted about this yet, for those of you wondering if Susan is what you think she is...YES and more! I, too sat looking at her beautiful face and thinking, "God is so good!"

Thanks to both of you for allowing us the chance to meet you face to face. Yes, God is so good!

The Olson's: said...

That's wonderful!

I love Blogland for this very purpose - being able to meet fellow Christians; realizing that the world is a lot smaller than we think!

Maybe one day we'll be able to meet...!
~ Leanne

Shirley said...

How very special, indeed! I read Ginger's blog, too, thanks to LA and when I saw your post, I was confused at first - wait, didn't I click on Susan's? :) What a special Thanksgiving treat.
Have a wonderful tomorrow!

Sohailah said...

What a FUN FUN treat! I'm so happy for you both - I know she loved meeting YOU as much as I did! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

Tammy said...

That is just wonderful, Susan!
(I am a bit jealous of both of you!):)
What wonderful photos, too...

Wish you and Mickey and the rest of your family a very happy Thanksgiving!

MightyMom said...

Mickey looks good, recouperation going well?

A Hint of Home said...

It looks like you had a great time together.
So good to see your hubby looking well.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Nancy said...

What a wonderful thing to remember this Thanksgiving time. How fun that must have been... Happy Thanksgiving to you & Mickey

It's All Good! said...

Oh Susan, That's wonderful, and I know the feeling! Wow, how special to want to meet even that late.
Fun, fun.
God bless tomorrow!
Brenda :)

PEA said...

Oh Susan, how wonderful that you were able to meet up with another blogging friend! I so enjoyed the pictures and reading about how you all met up.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. xoxo

Me Maw said...

What a wonderful thing to experience!

Happy & blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family!

diana said...

i know how special this must have been for the both of you. glad you made it happen.

hope you and your family have a wonderful thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Tulsa will always have a very special place in my heart.

inspired said...

wow that's great that you met up. :o]

Maalie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to Penless and all her readers from this side of the Atlantic!

Dawn said...

What fun! There is nothing more special than meeting a blogging friend - I've beenprivileged to meet 5 now, I believe. I hope to come to Bethany for my 40th college reunion a year from now - maybe we can work something out then!

I've never "met" Ginger in the blogging world - I've seen her all over the place, but we haven't connected. With this silly private thing I have to do, it makes new friends very hard to meet.

Have a wonderful day - rest up from your midnight date!

Sioux said...

What a wonderful Thankgiving blessing. Just stopped by to wish you happy Thanksgiving!

Jillian, Inc said...

How wonderful you got to meet! And truly blessed with husbands to help with the details. Blogging is such a blessing. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mickey and your family!

retha said...

That does sound like a good and adventures meeting you had.
I am now really feeling left out, must put it on my list to ask for an opportunity to meet you ma'am. I just do not know how long they will take to build that road over to you. Planes are so high up in the sky, the boats again only got water underneath.

groovyoldlady said...

Now that's dedication! I shudder to think of my state of mind at a midnight meeting. I am an early -to-bed sort and turn into a pumpkin at 9pm!

I'm glad you were able to stay awake and visit. And kudos to your hubby for making sure it happened!

Lori said...

That is so awesome that you all got to meet each other.

It looks like you all had a great time.

Meeting 7 blogging friends wow!
That is great.

Pam said...

MIDNIGHT! And I wasn't in attendance! My blog remember is named "Midnight Musings". Can I say I am SO VERY JEALOUS??? You both are two bloggity friends I dream of meeting one day, and now you two meet! I am not really jealous, just playing with you but oh I did get butterflies in the tummy when I read this! Butterflies from excitement for you both!