7/5/07 12 pm

July 5, 2007 at 12:04 pm 9 comments

well, tomorrow is the year anniversary of when mike almost died from a blood infection and was rushed to the hospital with a 105 fever. i remind myself of that in order to appreciate how far we have come since that nefarious setback. indeed mike is making agonizingly slow but consistent progress specifically in range of motion. he can miraculously scratch his own face or even pick his own nose if he wanted to! who knew that would be such a privilege if you ever wanted to! i also remind myself of those celebrations because the last few days mike has been waking up at night a bit and experiencing more pain during the day again. he is not consistent in saying what hurts so it is hard to isolate. he will yell to be sitting up, then 2 minutes later to be laying down. all i know for sure is that he is unsatisfied and unhappy. in our house, when mike ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. when a friend or caregiver try to answer his yelp he sometimes brushes them off and persists in calling for me to do the exact thing they offered to do (like raise the bed). so i get crankier and more tired. Don, our daytime caregiver told me that when mike was calling me yesterday Don asked if it was something he could do for mike. mike said-kiss me. so don laughed and said he would let me take care of it after all. that made me laugh because i am sure he really just wanted me to raise or lower the bed again but he knew just how to get me. so i try to remember that cranky as i get, it’s much harder to be mike than me.
keep praying, michelle


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  • 1. Liz Simpers  |  July 5, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    Gazelle! Don’t know if you read this comments…but I am praying for the Zegarski clan and have been for a long time. Your hope is a ministry, and I know you and Mike have God’s favor. I am going to keep petitioning God for healing, though, cause He can do it.

    I love you, girl!

  • 2. Barbara Gobrail  |  July 5, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    God sure has His own timetable that is not ours! As I read your note for today, it strikes me that so often I think I know what is best, but often I am so wrong! I love Mike’s response to Don! And I keep repeating McKaela’s comment that provides so much courage for me – we all have resurrection power! Kairos and not chronos! You and the family are in my prayers!

  • 3. Janice Rubin  |  July 5, 2007 at 11:03 pm


    I found myself thinking about Mike and you all last night as I sat a few blocks away at Edward watching the fireworks. I was praying that your family was enjoying the display also.

    Your honest expression of how life is, is invigorating! If only everyone could be real – then we could love one another more deeply. Thanks for generously allowing people to love you.

    Isn’t it confusing that God has so changed your ministry in a year’s time? Have you ever read the prayer of Jabez? Whether you asked for it or not, God has enlarged your territory for sure.

    Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. Galatians 6:9-10

  • 4. Matt Koupal  |  July 7, 2007 at 7:09 am

    Hey Z’s:

    We love you -we love you -we love you! And we prya for you each day.

    In Christ alone I place my trust for your family and mine,


  • 5. Heather Schmidt  |  July 7, 2007 at 4:39 pm

    As always we are praying for you. It is a miracle as to where all of you are today. Hard I am sure sometimes, but so grateful for everything you have and what you have endured. Keep fighting the good fight. There are so many prayer warriors out there whom you do not even know about it. God is with you and that is the best warrior of them all. God Bless!

    Love and prayers,

  • 6. Diane Fontaine  |  July 10, 2007 at 10:48 am

    The way you love your husband is a great witness to me… thank you for the sweet gentle reminder of selflessness.

  • 7. Matt and Eli Margaron  |  July 11, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    Dear Mike and Michelle,

    It was so good to see you guys this week. We miss you! Keep us posted. We are praying for you! We love you!


    Matt and Eli

  • 8. Christina Matousek  |  July 12, 2007 at 2:15 pm

    hey there, thinking of you. my mike had a valve on his heart replaced yesterday. we are in icu at the wausau hospital. we’ll be here for a while. so i may email and say hello again.

  • 9. Emily  |  July 15, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    Hey there my friend….I continue to hang on to your words and to be amazed by your perseverance…Wish there were at times someone else who could provide that “kiss” that Mike needs from you….but glad that you can always find the silver lining in the darkest of clouds.

    Love and prayers,



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