almost 4/17/07

April 17, 2007 at 12:08 am 8 comments

it is almost literally the big day– about 5 minutes to midnight.  i had to leave mike downstairs moaning/crying because we had exhausted every possibility for relief and we will start early tomorrow getting dressed and ready for a 7 am Ride DuPage pace bus pickup (thank God for that underfunded glorious program).  so i am hiding out from his pain and hoping that where human effort has failed supernatural relief will kick in.  during a hard night last night i prayed with him for a focus not on the pain, not on the wind and the waves, but only on the Savior, the author and perfector of our faith.  i encouraged him to hold onto the Lord to get through till surgery tomorrow and then to welcome some sedatives–

so surgery at 10 am.  i assume everything will be wonderful and i will be able to give an update saying so tomorrow night.  the weekend was a blur with friends helping move mike into our family room along with all furnishings from his room and tearing up the carpet tonight so that we can have the new wood floors installed in these 3 days he is in the hospital.  today we were blessed by a delegation of prayerers (?) from Living Springs, the church i grew up in which hosted the benefit concert last month with sarah vandrunen.  mike was surrounded with people lifting him up before the Lord for healing and wholeness.  as they loaded back into the church van to drive the hour home i asked mike what he thought.  i am never sure how he may answer with such an open-ended question.  and he had not spoken really while they were there.  but he said clearly, “i thought that was awesome”.   so i am glad tonight that despite the pain, he feels as blessed, as surrounded, as i do.  God is so good.  thanks so much to so many who continue to show us how good.

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  • 1. Clay  |  April 17, 2007 at 2:35 am

    Michelle, you are incredible. You , Mike, and the kids will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there and God bless.


  • 2. Laura Tarro  |  April 17, 2007 at 7:52 am


    It was great to see you all this weekend. We’re praying for Mike’s surgery today–that all would go well. Jeff said he clearly saw Mike smirk when we were joking about how he used to ignore us all in the Young Life office when we were all acting like children. He would just keep working away until we pretty much forced him to intervene. So fun to see him in the midst of his family, too.


  • 3. Sarah Naffziger  |  April 17, 2007 at 8:42 am

    All of you are in our prayers on this big day. Prayers are being said for the doctors, nurses, and everyone who will be caring for yall — whether that be at the hospital in surgery or at your house laying a hard wood floor. God is good, all the time & His Glory will continue to be revealed to many through your family. I pray you will continue to be consumed by His abundant blessings daily.
    Love to you all-

  • 4. Bessma  |  April 17, 2007 at 10:19 am

    In prayer for the kids, you, Mike and to all who will minister to you today. May the surgery’s outcome exceed all expectations just as God’s provision does for us daily.

  • 5. Patti Hanson  |  April 17, 2007 at 11:08 am

    Michelle –

    You don’t know me, but I am a part of your NPC community. I have posted several times and continue to pray for a miracle. I feel your emotional pain as you find you can’t always relieve Mike’s discomfort. My mother was very ill for a very long time and I experienced the same type of thing. Do your best and trust God to do the rest.

    Please continue to fall at the feet of our Savior and depend on him to show you the way. Keep expecting the miracles – our Father is the official miracle maker.

    God’s blessings and restoration to you always.


  • 6. Lisa and Luong Ho  |  April 17, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    Mike and Michelle,

    We’re praying for you today! Mike continues to be our church’s- Concord Presbyterian- prayer list (as he has been for the past year).

    May God’s healling hand be on Mike today and in the days/ weeks/ months to come. He is truly “awesome”.

    Lisa and Luong

  • 7. alyssa  |  April 17, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    hi michelle,
    this is alyssa and i herd about mikes surgry and i prayed during english that things would go well and i pray every day. I cant wait to see you.


  • 8. Sandy Schultz  |  April 17, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    “Yet I am confident that I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.” Psalm 27:13 -14

    Sandy Schultz


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