Thursday, August 6, 2009

Maleah's Visit Was This Year's Highlight

On a very happy Saturday in July, my "niece" came to visit me in my home. Here you can see what a beautiful young woman Maleah Dyer has become. She's already out of college...it seems like yesterday when my wife Phyllis and I had those fun Sundays playing with Maleah and her sister Justine in our home in Great Bend, Kansas. I was so happy that Maleah took time to visit with me...she must've been at my house for several hours. We got a lot of "catching up" done. That was the highlight of my year so far!
Today my daughter Becky took me to the doctor who told me I'm doing real good. He's the doctor who did the arterial bypass in my leg last February. I told Becky when I moved to Canon City in 1998 that I thought I was good for at least 2 more decades. After my visit with Dr. Bowman today, I think I'm still good for another decade. On Saturday I'll be celebrating my 88th birthday (on 08/08!)..the first year in my next Decade!
I'm so grateful for all the prayers my friends and family members said on my behalf through this last year of my injuries and illnesses. My improved health just goes to show that God isn't done with me yet!

9 comments:

Beth 'n Chris said...

Happy birthday!! The combination of numbers this year is obviously a very good sign. May the forces be with you for the next decade.

GrannyPam said...

What wonderful memories; surely this visit was worthy of celebration, just as your birthday tomorrow! Have a great one!

Greta Koehl said...

Happy birthday, Ernie! Hope you have a great birthday celebration.

Thomas MacEntee said...

Happy Birthday Ernie! I hope you have a great day and I'm sure there will be some photos, no?

Janet Iles said...

Happy Birthday Ernie. Best wishes for the year ahead. 88 on 08/08 is very special. Enjoy your special day with your family.

T.K. said...

Happy birthday, Ernie!

Kate Keller said...

Happy 88th Birthday, Ernie!!! Hope you enjoy this very special day! Live Long and Prosper!

Harriet said...

Hope you had a wonderful Birthday!

waitfamily said...

I've just found your blog and am spellbound. =) It looks like you had a wonderful birthday visit with your niece. I'm looking forward to reading more! Happy WW!