Another rotation around the sun! And, what a spin it was!
From October 14th, 2020 through October 14th, 2021 has been filled with some good, some bad, and some ugly. But, here we are — alive and well.
The year included a lot of family time. Thanksgiving 2020 was so fun – we rented a large AirBnB in South Florida and had a crowd for a turkey feast. Christmas, Lowell & I camped all by ourselves at Hunting Island State Park near Beaufort SC – it was cold and we had colds but we had a blast.
It was a wet, cold winter here in Upstate SC. We put in a weather order for sunshine and mild temps for Lowell’s birthday weekend February 20th and the Lord graciously provided. We took Gracee and spent 3 glorious days at Huntington Beach State Park. We roamed botanical gardens, ate Po’boy’s, and walked miles of white beaches. Hubs said it was the best-ever birthday! Score!
We had several consecutive days of torrential rain. When it rains here, it pours!
We took a short road trip to LaGrange, Georgia, with our neighbors, to visit the Biblical History Center. We enjoyed a tour and a Seder meal. It was a great trip.
Lowell’s mom received a bad diagnosis and we made a quick trip to Central Florida – stayed with my sister and her hubs. It was a great impromptu visit and we spent a full day with Mom.
We had a horrendous pollen outbreak in April. Everything turned yellow and we were coughing and hacking for a month. We enjoyed two Resurrection week church services (in person) and a beautiful afternoon Easter Sunday at friends.
Had a girlfriend day with my mountain besties and enjoyed sweet fellowship and lunch!
Lowell stayed busy re-mulching and planting and doing lots of outside projects. April was a rather dry month and we were begging for rain to wash away the pollen.
May ended on a high note – our entire family gathered in Statesville to celebrate Simon’s 18th birthday and high school graduation. It was a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
Well, let’s just say it was a silent summer. We managed a couple of camping trips but mostly I spent the summer months sequestered and ill. Ending with the hospital visit in August. No need for details here – just a life-changing diagnosis and the answer to a lot of questions.
Brings us to today! My sister and hubs will be here mid-week and we are going to spend our birthdays together. We haven’t done that in ages so we are looking forward to the visit.
All year long we’ve taken short road trips to several SC State Parks – we enjoy that very much. As most of you know, road trip is our number one love language, and we exercise it often!
God’s faithfulness has been rich and kind to me this year – my gratefulness meter is at an all-time high. I look forward to many more birthdays. But, for now, happy birthday to me!
I have been young, and now am old,
yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken
or his children begging for bread. Psalm 37.25
Have a great birthday friend!! Enjoy the time with your sister
I certainly will!
Kathy Yvonne Walters says
As those Duck Dynasty guys might say……..”HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SUSAN”……………..and from me…….may it be blessed beyond measure. I am so grateful to the Lord for allowing me to have YOU as friend and sister.
God is good……His Word is True…..and it WORKS in our lives!
I’ll take all those “happy’s”…
Merry Geary says
Happy Birthday to both you n Peggy. I know you certainly will enjoy the time together. I am thankful you went to the doctor/hospital n now know why you felt so bad for so long but you are in good hands n on the high road to recovery. Lowell has that nurse cap with his name on it for sure. It could even say, “Angel” on it!!! Have a great time friend!❤️
Michele Morin says
Happy birthday to wonderful YOU!
Thanking wonderful YOU!
Paula Short says
Happy Birthday my friend ❤️
Thank you Paula!
Joanne Viola says
Happy Birthday to both you and your sister!!! May you enjoy many more spins! xo
Amen, I receive that Jo’…
Lisa Blair says
Happy Birthday to you and your sister! May you have a precious time celebrating together.
Thank you so much, Lisa.