Tuesday, January 6, 2009


A Great End to 2008

Not quite 3 months ago Mickey had double bi-pass heart surgery.
The healing process seemed long and was not easy but look at him now!!!

Remember the dead tree in our back yard that needed to be cut down and Mickey couldn't do the job because of the surgery? Then the Lord just laid that tree down for us with a wind burst!! Go here to see and read the post, It All Fell Down. Well, our neighbor friend, Wayne, came down and he and Mickey got it cut into logs. I didn't get any pictures of that :o( Here Mickey is picking up logs, loading them in the wheelbarrow and wheeling them to the wood stack.

A few days later he has pulled out the refrigerator and is blowing out the dust from the coils and motor with his air compressor.
For a man who is use to being busy and doing many projects the hardest part of his recovery was having to "sit and take it easy."

Yes, it's a great end to the year 2008 to see my man up and happy being busy!

Now for another great end & a new beginning.

Meet Deann, a lovely, young, single mother of 3 boys.
We were honored to meet Deann, New Years Eve, when we all went to dinner with our son, Marc.
They are looking forward to the New Year to build on that friendship.
A New Beginning

(Click on pictures to enlarge)
A beautiful sunset I captured from our back patio a few days ago.
A display of the beauty that life holds for all of us in this New Year - 2009!!!

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Ross' Cottage said...

It is so great to see Mickey getting back into the swing of things. It will add to his health.
Time is passing quickly. Did the surgery give him back a higher measure of strength and enegy then before? You guys have a very nice caring repore with each other..in this day of married today and divorced tomorrow it is great to see your commitment to each other!

It's All Good! said...

Hi Susan,
Yes, it's wonderful to see Mickey out there. I bet he's excited too!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to see Mickey looking so well!! =) I enjoyed all the pictures.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, I would still like to participate in the frugal blog, too.

I'm sorry I didn't get your emails!! =( It's just my first (given)name and last name separated by an underscore, at yahoo. Now I am wondering if you got the last couple of emails that I sent you??

diana said...

glad to hear how well mickey is feeling. it must be a comfort to the both of you to have him feeling strong and energetic.

Anonymous said...

I'm happy for you that your husband health is being renewed and restored. What an amazing thing the Lord has done for you and your husband.

Momma Roar said...

3 great things to put a smile on your face for sure!!!

Here's to many great things in 2009!

Kansas Bob said...

I am rejoicing with you Susan. That sunset was a great one.. it is now appearing on my new laptop's desktop :)

Happy 2009!

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord for Mickey's restored health!

I think you need to email me. I'm excited about your visit with Marc!!

Praying 2009 will be filled with huge blessings!

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord for Mickey's restored health!

I think you need to email me. I'm excited about your visit with Marc!!

Praying 2009 will be filled with huge blessings!

annie said...

Great things!!!

Anonymous said...

Aren't new beginnings wonderful. Thanks for sharing yours with us.

PEA said...

Mickey certainly has come a long way since his surgery, bless his heart that he's doing so well:-)

How wonderful that you got to meet Deann, hope it all works out well between her and Marc!

2009 is certainly shaping up to be a terrific year for you and your family:-) xoxo

Jillian, Inc said...

Wonderful photos and special times for your family. I hope Mickey gets better and stronger each day. And praying for Deann and Marc!

MightyMom said...

hey there,

Thesaurus Thursday 2009 is up and running, come by and play!!

Dawn said...

That is a wonderful, amazing story of God's healing power! Praise His name!

And for Marc to be with such a beautiful young woman - I pray that some wonderful young Christian guy will feel God's call to be a daddy to Kristen's 4 precious girls one of these years!

Pam said...

What a wonderfully blessed year you had when all is said and done! I realized it all wasn't a bed of rosed, but you chose to dwell on the best parts! Loved this post!

The Olson's: said...

I'm so happy to hear Mickey's doing better. What an awesome testimony of God's healing!
~ Leanne

Anonymous said...


I only really know you through Blogville, yet I am so happy to see your Mickey out in the yard looking great! The picture of answered prayers and God's plans for Mickey's days.

Blessings to your Marc as he embarks on a new journey!

Maxine said...

It did my heart good to see these pictures of Mickey! He reminds me so much of my husband who I hope gets busy like that soon! Tell him Happy New Year and to keep up the good work. Blessings to your household and you enter 2009. I hope his energy continues to increase.