Sunday, August 16, 2009

A Wonderful Surprise



Some of you may know (from my post last year) my dream to go to Ireland.
My wonderful hubby, Rich has done all the planning
and arrangements ..and WE ARE GOING.

We'll be leaving in September..going to Italy & Ireland.
I've never been out of the country before and I am so
Our flight going to Italy and coming back
from Ireland are long. I know I can do it. I told
my Oncologist we were going and she gave me some
meds to take with me.

We'll be gone for quite a few days..our fat kat will be
staying with my older daughter, so we don't need
to worry about her.

I am not taking my laptop with me, Rich is taking his.
I will have my camera and a cell phone that works
abroad. (so will Rich)

I feel sooooooo blessed to be able to live my dream, we are
not wealthy by far, but we found a way to fund the trip ..I may not live
forever, so we want to go now.

We'll see Vatican City , kiss the Blarney Stone & lots of
fun adventures.

Please pray for safe travel for us.

Please also continue to PRAY FOR HUNTER

Much love to all of you and thanks for your prayers that
have made me healthy enough to travel.


    COULD NOT be happier!!!!

  2. What a wonderful wonderful gift for you.. I have traveled around the world and I can tell you that you will have such a time of your life. Go and laugh and eat good food and see all that you can see......... You have earned every single minute that you will spend. We will pray for your safety and the safety of your sweet hubby......... We will be looking forward to hearing all about it!

  3. Deena, I am so happy for you. What a wonderful trip! You will have so much fun I imagine it will feel like a dream. I can't wait to see the pictures and hear all about it. What a blessing! I pray you guys have so much fun and have some great food!

  4. Great news Deena! Ireland is still a dream of me too, it is said to be one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. Italy is so beautiful and the food is so delicious over there, you are going to have a swell time! Warm wishes from afar, LiLi

  5. Such fabulous news. Sounds like the trip of a lifetime. Couldn't of happened to a better person.

  6. What a wonderful trip you will have. It is a long flight but I did it to Holland and England just a month ago so I know you will be okay. You will have some jet lag but that passes soon as you are so excited to see everything. Do take some time to rest though because your days will be very busy. Good that you have all your meds to take with you. I am so excited for you Deena. You are like me...don't put things off because you never know what can happen. We aren't rich either but we always scrape enough money together to do the things we really want to do.
    Have fun..

  7. I am so happy that your dream is coming true... who would have thought this time last year that you would be going on your dream trip...

    enjoy and we will by praying for your safe journey...

  8. This is wonderful news!!!! You will love it all!!! The jet lag is probably harder when you go then coming home, or at least that's how I felt, but it is worth it!! Oh my dear have a wonderful time and enjoy every minute, I will be thinking of you, and praying that you have the best time ever!!!!!
    Margaret B

  9. Oh Deena I have tears in my eyes now. Tears of Happiness and Gratitude for you my sweet friend to get the chance to experience your dreams. Oh I could just hug ole Rich. Have a wonderful, safe and fun trip. Can't wait for you to get back and share with us. Whoopee almost like a second honeymoon. Do it up right kids. Love you, Mollye

  10. Hi Deena,

    That sounds like such a wonderful adventure. I'm glad you are doing so well.


  11. Oh Deena, how wonderful!!! What a dream come true!!! I hope you have the time of your life. What a great hubby to arrange all of this for you. He gets the "hubby of the year award". I couldn't be happier for you. Take lots of pictures (as if I had to tell you that!). Just get up several times during your flight and stretch your legs and you will be just fine. I will pray that your angels go with you and keep you safe.
    God Bless!

    Darlene M

  12. I'm so happy for you to be going on such a fabulous trip! You will have a wonderful time!

  13. The best post ever!!! I'm so happy for you both! Rest up dear Deena! Blessings on you both!

  14. WOW! this is awesome! So happy for you!!! Have a wonderful trip!!!!

  15. I am thrilled for you ... you must take every opportunity to celebrate life ... Ireland no less.

    Let's hope and pray all goes well on your trip and I look forward to hearing and seeing all the details.

  16. Oh I'm so thrilled for you...I have tears in my eyes! You've come on such an incredible journey and deserve this more than anyone. Have fun and be safe. Can't wait to hear about your adventures! Hugs and blessings ~ Jenn

  17. Bless your heart, I am so happy for you.

  18. How exciting! I'm so happy for you. Those are the two places I want to visit too.

  19. I'm so happy you are going on your dream trip! I have always wanted to go to Ireland. Maybe one of these days I'll get there, too. Safe passage and health!!!

  20. ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY dear Deena!
    Have a blessed trip to your dream vacation spots.
    Love Claudie

  21. Oh my exciting for you and your dear husband. I wish you both a beautiful and safe trip. I'm glad to hear your dream is coming true. Enjoy and have a wonderful time!

  22. Oh Deena:
    I am simply so thrilled for you!!!! This is a dream of a and Hunky SO DESERVE IT!!!!!!! I have chill bumps for you!!!! Go - Go and make memories. You'll do just fine. All your cyber angels will be with you!
    Love you

  23. oh deena....i so remember your post last year about ireland.....what a wonderful experience you will have....absolutely so happy for you!!!! and what a sweetheart of a husband!!!! we went to paris and london for our 25th wedding anniversary....and all i can say is will be amazing to see these places that you have only read about and seen photos of in books!!!!! it was like a dream to me......the plane ride was long...i experience a little swelling in my feet...but otherwise things were take good care now....stay healthy........and again...i am so happy for you both to get to go on this adventure!

  24. WONDERFUL NEWS Deena!!! I am SO happy for you both~ you will have a wonderous time! Seeing Europe with your own eyes, you may have a hard time leaving to come back to us! Did Rich get you all tickets for the Euro Rail? BE sure to keep a smidge of money from all the places you visit~ the grandbabes will be amazed! May God watch over you both and keep you safe~ I will be waiting for stories and pictures!
    xoxoxo rachael

  25. What an amazing gift, I hope you have the time of your life and can't wait to hear all about it!!

  26. Deena, how wonderful for you. I will pray for a safe journey and more prayers for your little friend. I hope you enjoyed the surprise. Will let you know how my heart test come out and if surgery will be needed. I am scared for the first time in 9 years, but am praying for the courage to accept whatever life hands me because my Lord has gotten me through so much already. Have a great time and kiss the Blarney stone for me as I am part Irish(McFarlain). Love and hugs, Pat

  27. Ooooo I'm so jealous but if anyone deserves a fabulous trip, it's you. Savor every single moment!

    Blessings... Polly

  28. WHAT?!?!? YAY!!!!!!!! I am so thrilled for you, what a dream come true. I'm so glad you're taking this trip - someday I will go too, I'm sure of it - you're going to have such a good time! My Dad says we have an old castle in the family in Ireland but no one will claim it due to hundreds of years of back taxes - I don't know if that's true or just blarney! :) Take lots of photos and move your legs around a lot on the plane (stand up often, good for circulation) and enjoy yourselves!! :) :) :) :)

  29. The best news EVER!!! We are positively thrilled for you sweet Deena. Go, eat, view, enjoy and love.......everything!

    Blessings for a fabulous so deserve this. Thank you Rich - you're the best!

  30. Dear Deena,
    I think about all of the time,how brave you are!
    I'am so glad you are having your dream come true.I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Bless you , your husband & family.
    Have the time of your life !

  31. Have a wonderful time traveling. Treasure each moment.

  32. Deena,

    Whoohoo! God has provided a way for you to see your dream come true. How kewl is that? I'm absolutely thrilled and excited for you. Being of Irish heritage, I too would love to visit Ireland. Be sure to take lots of photos, be safe and ENJOY!!!

    Love you, my friend.

  33. Deena that is wonderful news. I hope you have a happy and safe trip. I live in Scotland and think it is like Ireland. Have a wonderful time and live life to the full.


  34. Oh Deena! How marvelous!!!! Take LOTS of pictures! LOTS! I hope you have a wonderful and safe trip!! I am so excited for you!!

    Lou Cinda

  35. Yay Deena!!!! Oh I'll bet your are filled to the brim with excitement! I am so happy for you! Take lots and lots of pictures :)


  36. Have a wonderful time! Italy is molto bella! (very beautiful!) My husband is Air Force and we were stationed at Aviano, Italy (45 min. by train from Venice) from 1997-2000. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!

  37. Sounds very exciting! Hope you have a great trip!


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