Wednesday, November 10, 2010



A day that I believe every couple dreams about, and one that Mickey and I have worked hard for during the 52 years, 1 month and 6 days of our marriage -


We were within 10 months of having it paid off and this morning we just decided to take the money out of savings and pay it off and we did.

I cannot tell you what a joy and wonderful feeling it is to know that we own your little 1/3 acre tract of land and stone home FREE and CLEAR.

Mickey, holding up our amoritazation schedule showing our balance as we prepare to enter our Credit Union.

Me, holding up the receipt of payment that shows a balance of $-0- as we exit and prepare to leave.

During the 52 years of our marriage we have been blessed to live in in 8 different houses we were in the process of purchasing at the time. We only rented for 3 very short periods of time. Once in 1961 when Mickey was first transferred to Denver and we rented for a house for a short time before purchasing a home there. Once in 1964. when we first moved to Tulsa. we rented a house 3 blocks from the first Tulsa house we bought. The last time was in 1985 when we moved back to Albuquerque, due to my mothers health, even though we still owned our home here in Tulsa.

Thanks for letting me share our good news!!!! Believe me, it is a milestone in our lives.


Our other GOOD NEWS ----- Suzette has had 7 good days since getting the fluid drained off her lung last Wednesday. We went out and spent yesterday afternoon visiting with her. We took her a beautiful musical background CD on HEALING with over 42 healing scriptures that one of my wonderful friends had bought for her. The three of us listened to it together. We also stopped and bought her a Chocolate malt. Of course I had to get me one, too!!! It was a nice, peaceful, blessed time. Her second Chemo treatment will be a week from tomorrow on the 18th.

Thank you to all of you who have left her a message on her Caring Bridge site. It means a lot to her to know that so very many are praying for her. She said again yesterday, "I am going to be a miracle."

post signature


Mary R. said...

Congratulations! Glad Suzette is having a better day.

Maxine said...

Yaaaay! Know the feeling and it's WONDERFUL. Hey, I didn't know about that Caring Bridge thing with Suzette. I'll definitely try to get over there but be sure I am praying for her here at this house!

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Congratulations on paying off the house! It is a wonderful feeling. And I'm happy to hear your daughter is having better days. I'm praying for her. Take care.


Sunny said...

Wonderful! and double wonderful on your daughter having a "prayer of faith" confession!

Sharon said...

This is such wonderful news for you.
It sounds like it was a great day all the way around.
I am still praying for you and your family.
I was so glad to hear that Suzette is having better days.

Mari said...

She is going to be a miracle!!!
Congrats on paying off the house. Can't wait to reach that milestone ourselves.

retha said...

Maybe even better to hear Suzette has had good days. May that continue and even be better.

Sohailah said...

This post makes me SO VERY HAPPY!!!! On a million levels.... YEAY YEAY YEAY!

love it!!

love YOU!

Nancy said...

That has to be the best feeling to have that paid off!!! And Praise the best healer of all for the good days suzette is having....

Joy said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That has to be an awesome feeling. I remember when I paid off my car early. It was great. I'm whittling away on the house note and I'd love to be taking that same picture you did. I'm so happy for you both.
So glad Suzette is feeling good and keeping her strength up. I know she will be a miracle too.
Praying in agreement,
♥ Joy

Kahri said...

Congratulations and so glad to hear Suzette is doing better!

Kathy said...

The smile on your face as you hold the
-0- Balance receipt says it all! We're so happy for you. Awesome! Totally free!!!

We love you, dear friend.

Oklahoma Granny said...

Such wonderful news! I'm so happy for you and that your daughter has been having good days.

Kansas Bob said...

Congrats to you and Mickey! It is such a great feeling to not have that debt!

~Ginger said...

What a time of rejoicing! So happy for you to be free of the house debt!

Praise the Lord for the good days for Suzette! I'm happy you were able to go out and enjoy being together.

Praying for more great days ahead!

Wish you had a sticky note on the top of your blog with the caring bridge link. I had it and now cannot find it.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Congratulations!! Wonderful! I'm so happy for you! Celebrate!!


Susan Skitt said...

That's so great about your house! Praise the Lord! Thanks for your visit and I will be praying for you and your dear daughter. God bless you dear sister in Christ!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

WOW...what a wonderful feeling!!! That is great.

Glad your friend, Suzette, was having a better sorry she missed Thanksgiving.