Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Do you remember the old song, "Count your blessings, name them one by one. Count your many blessings see what God hath done."? I have to just sing this song because that is my life!!!! And, most important, it's what HE hath done....surely not anything we have done.

Mickey cleaning the exterior of our 5th wheel one year after having double bi-pass heart surgery!!! He was also up on the roof cleaning it, too, but I didn't get a picture of that. What a blessing!

These beautiful mums blooming in our back yard. At the end of spring we were at a farm & garden store getting some of the last geraniums for our yard. Because it was the end of the season and getting HOT a lot of the plants were in terrible shape. They had these, almost dead mums. for $1 each so we bought a bunch of them (I also have some in the front yard). Not only did they revive but just look at the fullness and beauty of them. What a blessing!

These beautiful climbing roses have been blooming all summer and their beauty still blesses me even in October with fall coming on. What a blessing!

One of the biggest blessings in our lives are our family and friends. Sunday was our 51st anniversary and we didn't make a big to do about it and didn't mention it to any one ahead of time but.......Friday night our friends Don & Barbara invited us over for chili and Sopa Paraguay. Don makes the absolutely best chili in the world and this new corn bread recipe was divine. Saturday night our friends Jack & Mary invited us, and 2 other couples, to a wonderful gourmet dinner like Mary always prepares and the 8 of us had a wonderful time. Sunday my love took me out to dinner after church to Santa Fe Cattle Company. Last night, Monday, our daughter, Suzette, and son-in-love, Dave, had us over for one of Suzette's specialities, creamy, cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini, YUM. What a blessing, blessing, blessing & blessing!!!!

AND, the Lord is giving me that desire of my heart to open up our home for a weekly Friday night prayer gathering. What a blessing!

Yes, I indeed "Count my many blessings and name them one by one. Count my many blessings see what God hath done. "

Trust you are counting your blessings today.

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Shirley said...

Wonderful to see Mickey back to full health! Happy Anniversary! And, very exciting that the Lord has put the perfect timing together for a prayer group in your home. May He bless you all for your faithfulness.

Sandra said...

We are a blessed people still in spite of everything going on around us! It's fun to share in other people's blessings too.


Barbara said...

Congratulations on 51 years and so glad that Mickey has recovered so well.

The 'Mums' as you call them in the States are lovely.

Momma Roar said...

Your flowers all look lovely!! And what a great journey God has brought you both on in this past year since surgery! :)

Wonderful blessings indeed!!

Happy Belated Anniversary!

PEA said...

Happy Belated Anniversary to you and Mickey, dear Susan! Sounds like you had many lovely dinners prepared by friends and family who love you:-)

Isn't it unbelievable how beautiful and full plants can become even though they started off straggly? Show them some love and care and they repay you tenfold!!

You are indeed blessed but then you bless all our lives as well. xoxo

Sharon said...

Happy Anniversary to you and the love of your life.
It sounds like you had a real blessed time with family and friends.
You are truly blessed.
Thanks for sharing.

Mari said...

So many blessings all around us, if we only look! Congrats on 51 years. That's a biggie!

Joy said...

I know you give God all the honor and glory due His name. I praise God along with you for healing Mickey and restoring his health.

God is Great and greatly to be praised!

My blessings are numerous too.


Nancy said...

You can say that again, we are so blessed in so many ways. Your flowers are so pretty and Mickey looks at the top of health. Have fun with the friday Bible study too!!! How great all of these are!!!

MightyMom said...

congrats girlie!!

glad to see you two having a good time.

Susan said...

What a great list, Susan. You ARE blessed!



Michelle-ozark crafter said...

The mums are wonderful1 I am excited about mine eventually looking so beautiful. And yes, let's count our many, many blessings!

Kathy said...

I love the photos-they're testimonies of God's great love for you, Susan. Happy Happy Anniversary!