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Sunday, November 22, 2009

We Danced ~ ~ ~

     Every once in awhile, something happens that says, "You are still on the right path."  Last night, my good hubby-buddy had his moment to remind him that continuous effort is still the best way to achieve continuous success.
     Years ago, I was working many hours every day and night, as was my good husband and doing all we could to still spend time with our children and know the happiness that comes from love in the home.  At one point, my hubby decided to enter a Chilli Cook-Off.  He enjoys cooking and it was his hope to take one of the three winning ribbons.

      His preparations were extensive and we were all excited about the coming event.  I don't recall what the prize was; something small, I believe.  A theater ticket or a ribbon.  It wasn't the prize that inspired him, anyway.  He wanted to show our children that they could do anything they set their minds to do.
     The big day arrived and all was ready.  I left the house to collect the papers at the newspaper office so I could deliver them for the kids to sell and deliver to various offices.  They had built up quite a large number of repeat customers.
     But this day was different.  Instead of collecting the papers when I arrived at the office, I was informed that one of my sons had been hit by a car and I was to go directly to the hospital.  I cannot describe how devastating it was to watch my son suffer from so many broken bones and hooked up to wires and tubes.
     Needless to say, the Chilli Cook-Off was forgotten and we were flown with our son to a bigger hospital several hundred miles away.  Fortunately, our son recovered and I can honestly say I believe in miracles.
    My good husband is such a nice person.  When we moved into our new home, he sent me right to my new office and said, "Write.  You have supported me all the years we've been married.  Now, its your turn to do what you want, so Write!"
     And that is all I do... Write, all day or all night long.  My hubby-buddy takes care of everything.  Well, we recently heard that our new town would be hosting a Chilli Cook-Off, so my good hubby decided to enter. He was so excited to finally be getting another chance.
     And now, I am proud to announce that last night, my wonderful husband was declared the Winner.  I knew he was a great cook and now, others know it, too.  Today, we took the extra chilli to Church and enjoyed visiting with friends while sharing my hubby's Award-Winning Chilli.  Tonight, we celebrated in our own way when, in our kitchen... We Danced.


Jeanne said...


That is awesome! Great story. I like that you danced to celebrate the win too.

Thank you for visiting my blog and supporting Allison at this difficult time.

And, of course, thank you for your continued support of Alicia (aka the other Yaya).


My name is PJ. said...

Joany, This one post ran the emotional spectrum for me! What a tale! Congratulations to hubby and woot! woot! for the dancing part!!!!

I miss your posts when you take too many days off.....

♥ Teresa ♥ said...

Wow, I'm SO thankful your sons were OK! That had to have been very scary. I'm also glad you were able to move into a new home and start writing exclusively. That is really awesome! Oh, and congratulations to your hubby on the chili cook-off! You are truly one blessed lady! :0)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate it. It means a lot to me. PLEASE, come by for a visit again sometime soon! You are always welcome.

I hope you have a wonderful week!


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Kristi Faith said...

That is wonderful! Thank you for sharing with all of us, it's so beautiful to hear of miracles and simple celebrations.

Yaya' s Changing World said...

I'm so happy to help out in whatever ways I can. I love your blog and I especially appreciate all that you are doing, particularly with the experiences you have faced.

Thank you for being a follower and for all your kind comments. ~ Yaya

Yaya' s Changing World said...

It was definitely an emotional time when we almost lost our son. We were very blessed, though, and he continues to bless our lives.

Thanks for the 'Woots' for our good times. We both enjoyed it. I think he liked it even more than I did, though. (Was that just my imagination that his chest swelled when we read that?)

It thrills me to think that you enjoy reading my blog. Thanks for the thrill. ~ Yaya

Yaya' s Changing World said...

Welcome to my Home On The Web! I'm so glad you dropped by. I enjoyed reading your blog and you can be sure I'll be back. (Did you hear the 'Terminator' in my voice, just there?)

You're right; I am very blessed. In fact, I have to sometimes stop and ponder just what it is that I have done so right to have so many blessings. Thank you. Life is good. ~ Yaya

Yaya' s Changing World said...

I do hope you have arrived back on top of the world. Keep in mind that we are writers and that tends to come with the flip-side being emotional mood-swings. But that's not always a bad thing, either. It just IS, ya' know what I mean?

I'm so glad you stopped by, Kristi. ~ Yaya

Jessica said...

Thanks for stopping by your blog is super cute too!

Jenny said...

It is such a season of Thanksgiving indeed! Thank you for sharing your story of miracles, family and LOVE. Blessings to you at this THanksgiving time!

Yaya' s Changing World said...

Hi Jessica,
Thanks. I wish I knew how to get back to your blog. I can't seem to find you. If you read this, please leave your blog address. Thanks.

Hello, Jenny,
There are hidden stories in everything, aren't there? I'm so thankful that I can look back and have so much to be thankful for.

To all of you, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

~ Yaya

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

What an absolutely inspirational, beautiful story! It sounds like you have a real winner there... no pun intended.

I am a HUGE chili fan. Any case your hubby would be willing to share his award-winning recipe with blog land?


Melanie said...

Please forgive me if I have commented the same thing more than once. The page disappeared from me. =)

I also believe in miracles!

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog. I enjoyed reading this post and will continue to read your blog.

Congratulations to your husband for winning the chili cookoff. I love that you two danced to celebrate.

Yaya' s Changing World said...

Its so nice of you to stop by. Thanks for the unintended pun. It was fun. :-)

I can ask my good hubby-buddy if he wants to share his recipe, but I can't promise anything. He's kinda' quiet and shy. I'm thinking of writing a recipe book, though and I'll see if I can pin him down for some pointers. ~ Yaya

Yaya' s Changing World said...

Hi Melanie,
I'm so glad to meet you. Thank you for reading my blog.

I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of this whole blogging thing... time will tell. I look forward to seeing you again. ~ Yaya

Yaya' s Changing World said...

I just wanted to mention that if any of you want to link back to your blog whenever you comment on someone's post, go here:
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Turtleface does a wonderful job of explaining how it's done. Hope that helps. ~ Yaya

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