What Has Changed


What has changed with you in the past year, 3 years or even 5 years?  That is what the suggested blog topic for Day 7 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge.   When I wrote about this topic last year, I first thought that nothing changed until I put my thought process to work, then I realized there had been many changes.  You might be interested in reading about the changes that I didn’t think about – What Has Changed From Years Past


So I put on my thinking cap and once again I realized there were many changes during the past year.  The first one was a major change, last year starting in May we learned about a large tumor our 20-year-old granddaughter had in her chest wall that was pressing on her heart and lung.  The next 6 months were agonizing while she was going through scans, tests, and biopsies.  It was in August when we learned the tumor had infiltrated into her spine and now the surgery would be even more delicate.  We made many trips to Ohio to be with Alexandra for every appointment and her surgery but wouldn’t have it any other way.  It’s been almost a year since her two-part 12 hour surgery and she is on the road to recovery from this scary ordeal.  This is a blog I wrote about her long-awaited surgery  Finally Time for Alexandras Surgery


But that’s not all that changed, hubby and I had some exciting “happenings”.    The first was on July 29 when we celebrated out 50th wedding anniversary and went 1000 miles back “home” to St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church where we were married on July 29, 1967.  We renewed our vows exactly 50 years later and I even told the Priest we’d be back on our 75th!  After meeting on a blind date on December 25, 1965, hubby and I have been in love forever.   This is our  Beautiful 50th Wedding Anniversary


The second change was when hubby’s mom turned 100 years old on September 17th.  Again, we made the 1000 mile trek to upstate New York where we planned a surprise birthday party for ma.  Since we had just moved her into independent living, along with family members, some of the other residents came to celebrate with her.  But the icing on the cake was when her 29-year-old great-grandson who had just returned from Iceland where he and his wife celebrated their one year anniversary, drove up from New York City to surprise her.  He brought their two little pups and ma was so excited to see both CJ and the pups.


As if that wasn’t enough change for a year, the following week was my 50th high school reunion so we stayed in the area for the reunion.  It was fun to re-connect to classmates, some as far back as Kindergarten!  The planning team did great and if it wasn’t for our name tags with our high school yearbook picture on them, we may still be wondering who’s who! I’m in the process of writing a blog about the entire weekend festivities to share with the classmates that couldn’t make it to the reunion.  


We stayed at a new hotel that was on the banks of the Mohawk River in Schenectady and what a beautiful stay we had!   I was so impressed with everything from the room, the staff, the view and the food that I wrote a blog review and shared it with the Landing Hotel.  If you are traveling to upstate New York, I high recommend this hotel and you can see some of the highlights here – Magnificent Landing Hotel


Along with the great room and service at the Landing Hotel, their staff is over the top.  I lost my necklace while we were there and I never thought I would see it again.  Here is my blog about my beautiful sentimental necklace my hubby gave me on our 45th Wedding Anniversary Lost Necklace


Some people have changes in family or work, I had so much excitement in the past year and these changes will never happen again!   So what has changed with you?

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10 Discussion to this post

  1. What awesome changes you have had in the last year! It’s always humbling to look back and see just how blessed we’ve been. Thank you for sharing your blessings with us!

  2. Martha says:

    Thanks Carrie! I first I didn’t think we had any changes, just like when I wrote about this last year, but once I started thinking back, I had such a great year of changes, God is great! Thanks for visiting!

  3. LadyInRead says:

    loved reading about this and while i had seen so many of these updates as you wrote about them, you have put them together in one post so well here; and though i did not look at today’s tip for the UBC, your post definitely has inspired me to think back as well.. maybe in another post soon 🙂

  4. Martha says:

    Thank you LadyInRead, I like to add a link or two in my blogs but I may have gotten carried away on this one. LOL I don’t always follow the suggested topic but after my last year’s blog about changes popped up on my TimeHop, I figured I had to write about my year in review! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Wonderful changes to challenge your life to find the next wonderful suprise

  6. Wonderful changes to challenge your life to find the next wonderful suprise

  7. nita says:

    Fun looking back with you. Happy anniversary to you and husband.

  8. Martha says:

    We did have some awesome changes this year Roy and all for the better! Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Martha says:

    Thanks Nita! Last year didn’t start out too good with our granddaughter’s surgery but thank the Lord he was with the surgeons and everything turned out okay. The rest of the year was full of happy events that will be hard to beat! Thanks for stopping by.

  10. Martha says:

    Wonderful indeed! Thanks for stopping by.

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