Saturday, July 6, 2019
We had a great fourth at my daughter Angie's house. 58 people where there running in and out and playing in the yard and eating in the house and garage. The big kids played corn hole, the little ones played in the wading pool outside and lots of us right there playing with them. Then there was lego building inside, coloring books and many other toys.
My brother George and his wife Sally came all the way from Alabama to join us. We laughed, told stories on one another . The fellows told their golf and fishing stories. Recipes were exchanged among the women.
We had so much fun and good foods. But mostly we had family love to share. I am not sure if big brother will come all the way from Alabama again.
Ted did very well on the 4th and yesterday. No one was sick, so he could take his mask off. limited his hugs. Hoping the weekend will be good. Monday is the start of a week of chemo infusions. Please keep us in your prayers. I am so very grateful to all of you. XO
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Yay for a wonderful 4th of July with family and friends. Glad that Ted was able to get a few hugs at least. 🙂 Yes, I will pray for this coming week of treatment that the medicine will do its work with the least amount of discomfort.ReplyDelete
Thank you sweet Vee. It was a wonderful family time. We had many stories of our loved ones who are no longer with us. I know that they would have loved knowing we were remembering all of them. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
That sounds like a perfect family gathering. So glad Ted was able to enjoy it. I hope he does very well with the chemo infusions coming up (and strength to you, as well!!) -JennReplyDelete
Thank you Jenn. I truly appreciate the good wishes and prayers. I know it has carried us thru a lot. It did our hearts good to be with family and laugh. Oh there were some tears too...but the joy of family helped ease those moments. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Your gathering sounds wonderful, Susie! So glad you had so much family around you(and all were well)! Praying for you and Ted this week...I am glad he is continuing to do well in his recovery!ReplyDelete
Thank you Linda. I am grateful for the prayers. It was such fun to be with little kids and see how well they were getting along and enjoying the outdoors. Lots of sunscreen and shade. :) Ted loved every minute. The girls made him special foods...like banana pudding, and banana breads to bring home. He loves when they spoil him. LOL Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
OOO, Susie...so glad to know Ted did well over the 4th. Prayers for all of you.ReplyDelete
Thank you my sweet friend. It was such a boost to my weary soul to be with our big family and a few friends also. It went too quickly and I was wore out at the end of the day. Glad you also had family fun on your fourth also. Blessings, xoxo,love, SusieDelete
What a wonderful family fourth! I'm so glad to hear so many of your family members were able to get together and enjoy one another. 58 people is a big gathering. Lots of memories were made!! So happy Ted was able to enjoy everyone as well, hope all goes well with his treatment!ReplyDelete
Thank you dear Saimi. I hope your holiday was good too. I am so thankful for the prayers and well wishes from all. Yes, 58 family and a few friends. I was shock how many showed up. there was plenty of foods. Many seating was scarce at times. LOL.. It was the old days at mommy and daddy's house during holidays...you got a plate of food and sat just anywhere to eat and talk. I loved it so very much. Ted did too. He was still laughing later at home as we talked about the crazy stories of my brothers. Growing up, I did not always appreciate my big family...as we age we learn what truly is important in life, don't we honey. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, SusieDelete
It looks like you all had a wonderful 4th of July! I'm glad to hear Ted was able to enjoy himself! Prayers and hugs to you both!ReplyDelete
Oh thank you dear Pilar. I truly appreciate the prayers. We do need them. It was a fun time and lots of laughs and hugs.Ted is still in great spirits today. Blessings to you honey, xoxo, SusieDelete
What a big group! 58 people and all that activity going on. I'm so happy that Ted was able to enjoy it without the mask. Here's hoping and praying all continues to go well. How wonderful that you have such a loving family that likes to gather around each other. I love it!ReplyDelete
Nonnie, Growing up , I just did care for such a big family in mom's tiny house. But we survived and grew up to appreciate one another. I think Mom only wanted us to be kind to each other and love our families. She would have been happy. Thank you for the prayers for Ted's chemo infusions. It will be good to get this week over with. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Susie, I'm so glad you had a wonderful time on the Fourth of July. You sure needed this festive day after all you've been through. I'm glad to hear that Ted did well that day. I'm not familiar with corn hole, but my son loved Legos when he was little. That was nice of your brother to come all that way to visit.ReplyDelete
Yes, you and Ted have been in my prayers the whole time. : )
Wishing you good July days, Susie.
Thank you Sheri. I am so happy to have wonderful friends praying for us. Ted and I did indeed need that great holiday filled with love, fun and food. It was like old times. Corn hole is a game played tossing bags filled with dried beans or corn at a board on opposite sides with a hole in the middle. I just watch. It's similar to horse shoes. Blessings to you sweet friend, xoxo,love you, SusieDelete
I am so very happy that you had a good 4th of July, Susie. You certainly deserved it after all you and Ted have been through.ReplyDelete
The pictures are adorable (even if they are from previous times). Loved seeing the family.
Praying for the upcoming week with Ted's chemo. Please text me along the way and let me know how it is going. xo Diana
Diana, Thank you for your prayers. I am so anxious to be done with this coming week. I feel I am starting to wear out. It's the constant routine of being nurse and trying to cook, clean and keep the house going. No time for myself. As you know from your own experience. Blessings to you and your family, hope all are well. ,love you girlfriend, xoxo, SusieDelete
So glad that you and Ted were able to enjoy your Fourth with family and hugs. I believe in the power of hugs. Will be praying for him this coming week. I remember well those chemo visits.ReplyDelete
Thank you Kathy. I remember when Ted's hospital chemo , no hugs or kisses, only fist bumps. We cried when we were allowed to hug after about a month. I appreciate the prayers so much. I pray for you and Joe too. I wish you blessings always, xoxo, SusieDelete
I most certainly will keep praying for you and Ted! Wish I could meet you, Susie and give you a great big hug! Let us know how things are going and remember how many people are in your corner! Tell Ted that too! xxxxReplyDelete
Thank you Kay, that means so much to us. We are forever grateful. I wish I could meet you too. I think we need to have blog family gatherings. LOL. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
What a lovely patriotic family. Continued good get well wishes for your dear Ted. Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much. Our 4th was a great family time. I wish it could have lasted much longer. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
I LOVE your family 4th of July party. That is my kind of party. Full of family, friends and love.ReplyDelete
Praying for this week, may it go well.
Love to you,
Thank you so much dear Carla. I enjoyed being with family on the 4th and wish it could have been many more days. I am praying my Teddy does well this week. It will be stressful on the roads. Blessings toy ou and your family, hope you had a great weekend. xoxo, love you too sweet girl. SusieDelete
How wonderful Susie...a family gathering just as the 4th should be! I am so hoping all this to be over for your Ted...stay strong and well...love hearing the stories of your holiday!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Betsy. I needed a family day like that and it was so good. Lots of hugs and kisses. I did not even take a photo myself, too busy with the little ones. :) Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
beautiful family pictures, i love the festive shirts!!ReplyDelete
keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!!!
Thank you so much Debbie. We are grateful for each and every prayer sent up for us. Our 4th was so fun and much needed. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Looks like the holiday was great your way! Im just stopping in to see how chemo went today, hope all is well.ReplyDelete
Debbi, Ted's chemo this time was in a shot that went in his tummy. He was happy, it only took a couple minute as opposed to an hour IV drip. It will work on his lab numbers though, that's the bad part. Oh yes, our 4th was a greatly appreciated day for Ted and I both. He did so well too. Blessings to you , xoxo, SusieDelete
Sounds like a great holiday. I'm so glad Ted could see everyone -- without the mask! Happy New Week!ReplyDelete
Thank you Jeanie. So far this week with his chemo maintenance he is happy. It's a week of shots in the tummy instead of IV drips. Does not take as long. Hope all is well there. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I'm glad you found some happiness and laughter in the midst of your struggles, sweet Susie - prayers and hugs to you both xoReplyDelete
Thank you so much Debbie. The prayers have certainly helped us through so much. Some times the pressures of life can get very heavy....I have to remind myself we are not alone. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
So glad you all had a wonderful 4th and that Ted was doing well. Think of you all so often and when I do, I always lift up a prayer. Hugs and blessings, CindyReplyDelete
It is wonderful to hear that you and Ted had a lovely family get together. We were invited to Steve's sister's and enjoyed seeing everyone. She had a bedroom set up for Steve and when it was time to eat he took a nap. He's still having a terrible time with the smell of food and keeping it down. It was so much fun to do something normal with family.ReplyDelete
You are both in my prayers.
God is Good . . . All the time! He is with us :)