Wednesday, December 31, 2008

THE YEAR 2008

To say 2008 was an eventful year in our lives would be an understatement!!!!
I want to close out this year with the 10 things I am most thankful for and that have made 2008 so eventful.

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#1 - My husband's SUCCESSFUL bi-pass heart surgery October 9th

Getting his follow-up exam and clean bill of health October 31st

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#2 - Celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and celebrating it in Flagstaff/Grand Canyon where it all began October 4, 1958

In front of the church we were married in 1958-2008.

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#3 - The Lord putting it on my heart to begin a pray blog - HEARTS IN "1" ACCORD in May.


#4 - The 20 fellow Prayer Warriors who have joined with Mickey & I in this prayer group: Michelle - Jennifer - Diana - Dawn - Annie - Rhonda - Pam - Leigh Ann - Shirley - Sue - Ginger - Retha - Amy - Nancy - Lori - Jenileigh - Kim - Kitty - Sharon - Brenda. That these 20 cover the 4 U.S. time zones, plus 2 international Warriors!!

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#5 - The ADDITIONAL Prayer Warriors who will be joining with us in 2009!!!! Are YOU one of these? Please contact me for information about this private blog

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#6 - The 4 bloggers we were blessed to meet in REAL LIFE.

Annie at the Cheesecake Factory in Oklahoma City

Kitty (Kristie), her youngest son, Jamey, and oldest daughter, Katie at a cafe in Albuquerque

Kristie with all her children at their apartment: Katie, Jamey, Marc, Frances & John.


Brenda, her younger daughter, Grace, & husband, Sunny in Flagstaff, Arizona



Ginger, her husband Dave, daughter, Alisha, & son-in-love, Alfred, from Michigan

at Midnight

along their travel route to Texas in Muskogee, Oklahoma McD's!!!

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#7 - My wonderful family of 2 daughters, 2 sons, 2 granddaughters & 1 grandson and all the wonderful birthday celebrations and other family times we've shared, and topped off with one of the BEST silly, fun CHRISTMAS' ever.


The toe socks

The "JINGLE" girls --------------------------The "GRINCH" guys

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#8 - That David made it home to join the fun and visit from December 25-January 2 and that he is doing GREAT. .


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#9 - ALL our wonderful friends and church family.......but especially my forever friend, Joan, and our long-time forever friends, Don & Barbara.

October, 2008 friends for 64 years - 1943 - 2008


Barbara & Don --- friends for 33 years -- 1975-2008
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#10 - Last, but certainly the most important of all.......MY LORD & SAVIOR, JESUS the CHRIST, our wonderful PASTOR and CHURCH.


Gary & Paula Rogers
Pastor, Coweta Assembly of God

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19 comments:

Tina said...

a blessed New Year to you Susan, and your family! I am thankful for you!!

Becky said...

What a great round up to your year. And boy, it really was a good one for you all!

I read your Christmas post and how you simplified things. The celebration itself and being together really was the best part, as it always is.

Good for you.

And have a Happy New Year, Susan.

Linds said...

What a wonderful list, Susan. So many blessings! Have a very Happy New Year!

weavermom said...

Great list! You have had a big year.
I'm so glad that Mickey's surgery was successful and it seems he is healing well.

Lori said...

Lots of great things to be thankful for...family and friends.

Happy New Year to you.

Momma Roar said...

Yes, certainly plenty to be thankful for. I, of course, am very thankful for you! I'm also happy that your list was full of people and not things that you are thankful for!!!!

diana said...

we all have so much to be thankful for. what a great idea to close out the year thinkng about our blessings.

i hope 2009 is a wonderful year for you, mickey, and your family.

Tiffany said...

This is a wonderful list! There are so many things to be thankful for. Thank you for your sweet comment. You are such an encourager. ~Blessings!

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

I count you among my blessings from this past year and look forward to growning closer as friends in the year to come.

You are BLESSED

Sharon said...

I thought your list was so great.
Thanks for all of your inspirational blogs. I truly do enjoy them.
Have a very blessed 2009.
God bless

Nadine said...

What a blessing. It's always good to look back and see how much God has done in our lives.

Bless you and Happy New Year.

Susie said...

You do have a lot to be thankful for Susan! So do I. God bless you in 2009:)

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

So much to be thankful for....you truly are blessed Susan and a blessing to all who know you too!

Saija said...

what a wonderful yearly review ... i particularly remember your anniversary trip ... that was fun to read about ...

God has blessed you with a wonderful life ... :o)

may your cup continue to overflow!

AdoptedAsHisOwn said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May God shower you and your family with abundant blessings in the coming year! In Christ, Aimee'

Me Maw said...

What wonderfully good memories of 2008! I am looking forward to the time that my husband and I will celebrate 50 years together...just 13 years to go!

Blessings & Happy New Year

Maxine said...

This was a precious post. Sorry I missed it when you did it, but God has been so good. So thankful for how He helped you and your husband during that scary time of illness. He has His purposes in all this, but may He give you many more years of happiness together.

groovyoldlady said...

A great way to end the year! Sorry my last post was so whiny...I have much to be thankful for and the Lord is constantly bringing to mind. Over the past month He has brought me to tears several times as I've been overwhelmed by His goodness.

I put up a newer, more postitive post...

peppylady said...

I'm over from Pea to wish you a happy birthday.