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Thursday, May 3, 2012

X is for X-Cellence!

With so many events in my future I was going to write about Xcellence in young men like Nick who will graduate in twelve days. He will run his final two track meets Saturday the 5th of May and Wedesday the 9th of May! He has been off his time a bit but in my opinion he is Xcellent! He runs in an x-cellent manner, his grades were x-cellent enough to get into a variety of colleges yet he chose a small two year school where he can run and not have to go into debt to do it! They are giving him an x-cellent scholarship! We will be sad, he will be eight hours away from us but we will use our airline miles by visiting him and watching him run as many times as we can during the 2012-13 season of cross country and track season!

I feel x-cellent! Today, May 3rd, is my twenty eighth wedding anniversary! I have passed through many wonderful years with my sweet hubby at my side. We have raised up some x-cellent kids!
I felt sad today too! My best feline pal Boots went to the Rainbow Bridge and left me lonely March 16, 2012. But had he lived I would have celebrated his x-cellent life! He would have been fourteen today! It was an x-cellent  present for my married life!

I wish I could share a photo with you of Vance! He is the sweetest four month old little fellow I met today. His mom is one of our vendors. She had Vance on Christmas Eve 2011. He was born with a non x-cellent leg! His left leg is a small thigh with his perfectly x-cellent foot and five sweet tiny toes attached! He has a club foot on his right foot and that will eventually be x-cellently corrected! If you met this sweet baby boy you would never know there was any problem with him. He is beautiful and I promised his mom I would give all of you an x-cellent idea to pray for this fellow. He is going to have a second opinion at the Shriner's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Today is the National Day of Pray and I thought mentioning my new friend Vance to you would round out my x-cellence post!

Now share some of the x-cellent things in your life with me! Stop by Ms. Jenny's and join us at Alphabe Thursday. It will be an x-cellent time!


beckyp said...

this is an x-cellent post (I couldn't resist) Congrat to your son and being married 28 years. My son William runs track as well

Judie said...

Anne, what a fabulous photo of your and your love! Rod and I have been married 26 years, so we are not too far behind you. Great photos, my dear!!

Andy David said...

Congratulations on your 28th Wedding Anniversary! I have a long way to go before I catch up...I'm only at 10 years (smile). I hope you had a wonderful day. Wishing you many more years of laughter and love. Best wishes to you & your family. Thanks for sharing.

I'm inviting you to join me this Saturday May 5th for Blog Hop Saturday!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Such an exciting post!! Congrats on your wedding anniversary!!!

Ames said...

First off let me say as a grandmother of a grandson that will be graduating next year I too will be sad to see him go. But he is excited about being out on his own. You just have to cut those apron strings mom! (you can tell me the same thing next year wink wink)
Happy Anniversary!!!!

Sorry to hear your sweet Boots has passed on. I feel in my heart he will be waiting for you.

I will say a prayer for little Vance.

Great X post!~Ames

P.S. ((Hug))

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos. I like that nice x-cellent.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Thanx for sharing your xcellent family news. May the Holy Spirit guide you in all your endeavors♫♪

storybeader said...

yeah for you son! You must be so proud of him. So sorry Boots passed, but it sounds like he had a good life. Wishing all the best for Vance. {:-Deb

Jenny said...

What an Xcellent share of mostly wonderful news! Happy Anniversary! And Happy Graduation to your sweet son! He is a wonderful young man!

You should be xceptionally proud!

Thanks for linking up!


Lola said...

Hi again!

Visiting from Mrs Matlock’s, thanks for stopping by and look forward to *seeing* you again soon!

Xcellent post – congratulations.

Have a great weekend too.

Mumsy¸.¤ª“˜¨ said...

An excellent post, filled with excellent events, and some sad ones, but still Xcellent! Prayers goes out to Vance..

Nezzy said...

Dang, if I'm not a day late but happy anniversary anyway!!! Woohoo...28! ....and the love-story continues.

Love your X~tra special post sweetie!

I'm so sad for your loss. Booger!

God bless ya and have an X~cellent weekend my friend! :o)

Karen S. said...

Just a super X-tra special congrats to you all!

Denise said...

I really liked this post.

Monica said...

Well, happy anniversary! Congrats to Nick! My oldest daughter graduates in a few weeks - She's a runner too. She'll be far away when she goes to college, but she'll be with her older brother, so that makes it a little easier on this mom.

Splendid Little Stars said...


Happy Anniversary!
May your son have many great adventures ahead!