Woo hoo!!

Jojo61
Jojo61 Member Posts: 1,309 Member

I just want to share with you that next Saturday my husband and I are going away for vacation together. A real vacation! We are leaving next Saturday for Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. We haven't been away on a vacation like this in 5 years. I am so looking forward to the palm trees, beautiful beach and ocean, cocktails and enjoying some time together. We have been married 3 1/2 years and still haven't been on a honeymoon (of course every day IS a honeymoon! lol). And also we need to celebrate 2 years NED. Psychologically I feel I have reached a huge milestone.

I  seem to be the beneficiary of many blessings lately, and I am very grateful. My children are doing well (and all you parents know how that can affect your life), work is going nicely,  I am retiring this year; further to that, some awful legal matters that have hovered over us since the beginning of our relationship have almost come to completion. My thyroid biopsy came back benign (still will likely need surgery, as the nodules are quite large and affecting my swallowing as well as my breathing when laying down, but that is miniscule) and - drum roll please..... my hubby has quit smoking - for about 2 months now! That is quite a feat, especially since he confessed to me that he was up to 3 packs a day....a day! He quit cold turkey (he was quite ill and consequently quit smoking). Once his health recovered, he continued on with the no smoking. His strength was admirable. And he wasn't even cranky! 

Needless to say, I am floating on cloud nine right now. I wanted to share some good stuff with you guys - my second family.

Cheers!!

Jojo

 

 

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  • Pandabear1011
    Pandabear1011 Member Posts: 123
    Wow...

    Wow!!! Congrats on all your blessings! And, I hope you and your Hubby have an awesome time down in the DR! You guys deserve it! Kudos to your Hubby for quitting smoking. That's a biggie! Hugs from Panda down in Texas...:)

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member

    Wow...

    Wow!!! Congrats on all your blessings! And, I hope you and your Hubby have an awesome time down in the DR! You guys deserve it! Kudos to your Hubby for quitting smoking. That's a biggie! Hugs from Panda down in Texas...:)

    Celebrate!

    Fantastic news all around and it sounds like 2016 is off to a wondeful start. Happy about the biopsy results and that your hubby stopped smoking. Huge acomplishment. Enjoy your well-earned vacation/honeymoon and may you two eat, drink, and be merry Kiss

  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,359 Member
    APny said:

    Celebrate!

    Fantastic news all around and it sounds like 2016 is off to a wondeful start. Happy about the biopsy results and that your hubby stopped smoking. Huge acomplishment. Enjoy your well-earned vacation/honeymoon and may you two eat, drink, and be merry Kiss

    Vacation?

    Jojo,

     

    I always thought you guys went on Holiday, not a vacation. Never made it to the DR, but have stopped at Dominica a couple of times.

     

     

    Icemantoo

     

  • Always great to read good

    Always great to read good news here.  Congratulations, and enjoy the vacation.

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181

    Always great to read good

    Always great to read good news here.  Congratulations, and enjoy the vacation.

    ....and, WE ALL LOVE YOU!!

    See? What goes around comes around. I'll bet there is some cool astrology associated with this. When I log on and see your face with a post, I know things are going to be OK. I think belief in good outcomes is half the battle, and sticking to that value is how you have overcome your adversities. Not all of our heroes and heroines have to be stage four kidney malfunction. This goes for all of us when I say FLY.

    Hey, maybe you will run into Marosa while in the D.R. I'm sure she knows where to have a good time.

  • Skagway Jack
    Skagway Jack Member Posts: 224
    Such Terrific news!

    JoJo,   Thats great news and well deserved.  Dom Rep is a blast.  Enjoy the break from winter and have a fruity rum drink for me!  Best wishes on a NED New Year!

     

    Skagway

  • Srashedb
    Srashedb Member Posts: 482
    Yeah!

    Jojo:

    all of your news is great! Enjoy your vacay and non-smoking hubby.

    All of it is so well-deserved 

    Sarah

  • Jan4you
    Jan4you Member Posts: 1,330 Member
    Srashedb said:

    Yeah!

    Jojo:

    all of your news is great! Enjoy your vacay and non-smoking hubby.

    All of it is so well-deserved 

    Sarah

    What? a Vacay-HONEYMOON with

    What? a Vacay-HONEYMOON with a non smoker?

    tooo kewl! EnJOYYYYY!

    Hugs to continued blessings and good health!

    Jan

  • Shecka1121
    Shecka1121 Member Posts: 116 Member
    Jan4you said:

    What? a Vacay-HONEYMOON with

    What? a Vacay-HONEYMOON with a non smoker?

    tooo kewl! EnJOYYYYY!

    Hugs to continued blessings and good health!

    Jan

    This is amazing. I read this

    This is amazing. I read this and got teary eye as it is wonderful to see that you are happy.  You are always supportive of everyone.  May you continue to bask in joy.  

  • Bonngo
    Bonngo Member Posts: 79
    Enjoy

    So happy for you!  Celebrate your good health and many blessings. We hope to hear all about it when you return!

    ~Bonnie

  • marosa
    marosa Member Posts: 333
    Bonngo said:

    Enjoy

    So happy for you!  Celebrate your good health and many blessings. We hope to hear all about it when you return!

    ~Bonnie

    WELCOME to the D.R. Jojo!

    Hey Jojo welcome to the DR!!!   I feel flatered your husband and you chose our beautiful beaches to enjoy your Honeymoon vacations!

    I hope you have a wonderful time here!   Please don't hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can help with during your stay.  Any info, doubts, translationsCool whatever, don't think twice!

    Im also in the east, a 40 minute ride wich is often proposed to Punta Cana visitors: "Altos de Chavon" ... that's were Im at, we could have coffee!

    Enjoy your vacations!  So happy for you!

     

    Mary

  • I am alive
    I am alive Member Posts: 315
    You make me smile!

    Jojo,

    i am sooooooo happy for you! Just reading your post made me smile. It is amazing how everything has come together for you & hubby, and I agree that it is a wonderful way to kick off the New Year. Karma can rock!! Enjoy the sun, the beach, the beer, the people! You deserve every good thing in life. Glad you're grabbing it!! Wishing you continuEd happiness❤️

  • mrou50
    mrou50 Member Posts: 389
    Great News

    You are sending out such great vibes and well wishes to all of us, it is so great that you got good news yourself.  I am truly happy for you.

     

    Mark

  • foroughsh
    foroughsh Member Posts: 779
    Jojo
    Having a vacation is

    Jojo

    Having a vacation is always good,but honeymoon is outstanding,here wishing you a wonderful honeymoon, Oh, I missed mineWink

     

     

     

  • Allochka
    Allochka Member Posts: 993 Member
    foroughsh said:

    Jojo
    Having a vacation is

    Jojo

    Having a vacation is always good,but honeymoon is outstanding,here wishing you a wonderful honeymoon, Oh, I missed mineWink

     

     

     

    Wow, 2016 is starting

    Wow, 2016 is starting fantastically! This is a proof that after dark periods in life everything sooner or later changes for the better, and only good things start coming your way!

    the fact that your husband has quit smoking is an ultimate proof of his love and respect for you.

    I'm so glad to read your great news! Enjoy your honeymoon! :-)

  • nancybuck
    nancybuck Member Posts: 117
    Pina Colada Time

    Jojo:

     

    I am so happy to read your post. A vacation is just what you and your husband truly need. Kuddos to the Mr. for his success in ditching those nasty cigarettes. It is wonderful when one of our club members can share something "good" for a change. 

     

    Enjoy the tropical breezes and frosty beverages. Pack your sunscreen and beach towels, fun and relaxation await you,

     

    Hugs,

     

    Nancy

  • danbren2
    danbren2 Member Posts: 311
    Congrats Jojo!

    Jojo,

         Wishing you and your hubby a fantastic honeymoon/vacation! I cannot think of a more deserving person!

    Here's wishing that 2016 is this good for all of us!

                                                   Love, Brenda

     

  • cheatinlil
    cheatinlil Member Posts: 197
    It's the season of Mr. and

    It's the season of Mr. and Mrs. JoJo61!  We all get a turn at a season of joy and this is yours!  You deserve it.  You earned it.  Soar and fly like an eagle.  I'm so happy for you!

  • todd121
    todd121 Member Posts: 1,448
    Bon voyage!

    Enjoy! Please have a cocktail of your choice on me. With an umbrella, of course! :)

    Todd

  • Ree_Maryland
    Ree_Maryland Member Posts: 161
    Honey mooners

    That is awesome your hubby quit the cigs and you are doing well . My hubby quit 15 yrs ago . He had used zyban which is now outlawed here in MD .so I heard, ANYWAY you two have a great time and relax you both deserve it .