Saturday, June 13, 2009


I was blessed recently to win Tammy's (of County Girl at Home) drawing which she had to celebrate her 200th post here. The three items I won were wonderful ... but the winning didn't end there.

When the package came I, of course, noticed the return address. I had absolutely no idea where Tammy and her family lived. Imagine my surprise when I saw that she was in a state that we were going to be traveling in our upcoming trip that we were making to visit Mickey's family. I asked Mickey if I could locate it on the map and if it wasn't too much out of the way, if I could contact Tammy about meeting. My sweet, dear husband, said, "Of course". Thus I was privileged to meet my EIGHTH blogging friend since beginning this exciting adventure of blogging 2 years and 4 1/2 months ago.

Here are Tammy, Joy & Jason at the restaurant where we met for lunch. Tammy is undoing the knot on the gift bag she gave me. Sweet Joy taught Mr. Mickey to pick-up french fries with the chop sticks. What a bright, sparking young 10 year old Joy is. Jason is looking on.
Look at the lovely "Blessing" stitchery piece. Frame in a rustic gray and the stitching is pink letters to go into our guest room. Thanks Tammy!!!

Here are the 5 of us as we were leaving the restaurant. We asked the cashier to take a picture of the 5 of us so you could see us all together.

What a blessing and nice time and wonderful visit we had meeting and sharing a little with this delightful young family. Just sorry we didn't get to meet their 20 year old son, Colt, who was busy doing the Lords work leading afternoon worship at the Church he attends.

I know that God ALWAYS has plans and purposes, way beyond what we can imagine,
for those whom He places in our lives. The minute that winning package arrived, because Joy had picked my name out of many others, I just knew it was because it was in God's wonderful purposes that we were to meet. What an awesome, wonderful God we have. He blesses us in so many ways. He blessed us big time in making this connection. I was the first blogger Tammy has met so that made it even more special. Tammy is my 8th blogger to meet and "eight is new beginnings".

Thanks again, Tammy, Jason & Joy, for working with us to have this great time and joy of gettting acquainted in "real" life.

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retha said...

What a special blessing!
If the trip started like this, I am certain it was very pleasant.

Mari said...

What a blessing to meet another friend in person. Next week at this time I will be meeting a blogging friend in person as well.
I'm glad you were able to meet the whole family and have a great time together.

Charlotte said...

How special is this? God has so many wonderful surprises. And what nice pictures of the occasion.

Oh Sew Good said...

How cool is that?! I'm glad you have an opportunity to go on a trip. 'Tis the season.

Betty said...

I tried to visit her blog, but the link is not working. At least for me it´s not.
But it looks like you guys had a great time! That is so great that you have already met 8 blogging friends!!

Joy said...

Susan, that is great you got to meet up with Tammy and her family. Love her daughter's name. Looks like a sweet time together. Love that stiched picture and frame. Did she make that?


Anonymous said...

Of course you know I'm thrilled for you, but must admit I'm jealous it wasn't me seeing your beautiful face again :) Love you!

annie said...

Brought back memories of our meeting :)! Can't wait to meet again.

This Country Girl said...


Hey! Sorry I'm just now able to see this! I'm SO glad we were able to work it out to meet! I felt like I had known you all for a long time. It's true..that there's always a bond between God's children! I do wish you could have met Colt too! I'm glad you liked your stitchery and I wasn't an accident that you won my giveaway...we were supposed to meet! I really enjoyed our visit with you did Jason and Joy! Your pictures of all of us turned out pretty good....I think better than mine! :)

Have a great day, Susan! :)

Kathy said...

Susan, you are nothing short of a wonderufl blessing. How nice you all could meet!