February 5, 2008 at 9:36 pm 7 comments

surgery on mike’s achilles tendon and something referred to as a splat procedure are at 3:20 tomorrow. we will spend half the day there and get back late evening. i will update how everything is going when i have a chance but remember–no news is good news–it just means i got the kids back postsurgery and haven’t gotten computer time. so we are presuming a smooth day tomorrow. we are headed to elmhurst hospital continuing our tour of suburban facilities–this makes 6 on my count. again, he should be casted on both ankles for 6 weeks and get a rehab recommendation somewhere toward the end of that casting time. then we are on to praticing standing and balance.
i noticed looking back that sometimes God gets no mention. that has nothing to do with his presence and providence. it is just hard to summarize the infinite for updates. know that he remains always gracious, abundant, forgiving, convicting, patient, loving, stretching. he is everything to us. he is why i fear no day. surgery isn’t scary when you know the God of the universe and he has already shown you how he carries you. mike and i will see where else God takes us. thanks for your faithfulness before us, michelle

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  • 1. Heather Z.  |  February 6, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Mike and Michelle,
    We’re thinking of you today, as we always do. Praying for amazing results because we know we serve an amazing God who can everything and because we know how amazing Mike is! Remind Mike that Will and I pray every night for Uncle Mike, Aunt Michelle, McKaela and Eli before Will gets tucked into bed. We won’t ever stop praying! I feel such excitment at things the Lord is doing in and through Mike –things that we all wondered would ever happen, but we were too scared to vocalize at times. What shame I feel when my realistic side overshadows my faith. I am praying for lots of visitors for Mike when you all return from the hospital!! I love you all so very much!

    Heather Z.

  • 2. Heather Schmidt  |  February 6, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Prayers for all of you today. Especially for safe travel as I look at another snow storm to hit our area today. God bless you all and know we are thinking and praying today of all days for a successful surgery and a quick recovery!

    Love and prayers,
    Heather Schmidt

  • 3. Joy T  |  February 6, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Thanks for the reminder of God’s providence and why none of us should feel anxious about the future– what a powerful God we serve.

    Ben came home all excited about being able to put his fingers over the hole where Mike’s trach had been and hearing Mike talk even more clearly. I was all jealous, wanting to hear him for myself! So, as soon as he’s recovered from surgery and ready for company, I’m there!

  • 4. Kim Schutter  |  February 7, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Amen sister! Michelle and Mike, we continue to check in and pray for you. Michelle, thanks for reminding us of truth that never changes. We are encouraged to hear of the progress Mike is making and of the way you see God sustaining you.
    Hugs across the miles.
    Kim and Dave Schutter

  • 5. KURT FEDERSCHMIDT  |  February 7, 2008 at 11:32 am

    We continue to be in prayer for all of you. Kelly had the pastor at our church pray for Mike during service on Transfiguration Sunday. How the wisdom of children can be amazing, I’m sure Kelly didn’t think of it but we are really praying for a transfiguration of another kind for Mike, that he be restored to his former glory, just as Our Lord was transfigured for the three disciples on the mountaintop. We are praying for a mountaintop experience for all of you as God’s purpose continues to guide Mike’s progress.
    Please keep us updated on the hospital selection process, our daughter Karla is a nurse at Elmhurst Hospital in the E.R. and I know she would love to see her old Young Life Leader if he ends up at Elmhurst.
    We continue to keep all your needs in our prayers and hold you up before our most Gracious Lord for strength and healing.

    P.S. Be sure to call me if you have any more problems with the abs light coming on in the van. It might need the Midas Touch.

    Yours in Christ,

  • 6. Sarah Naffziger  |  February 7, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    We love you!
    Thank you for your example.
    You are a blessing to many….

  • 7. Amy Pasqualini  |  February 7, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    My prayer is that everything went well yesterday and that you and Mike have cleared yet another hurdle. May God bless this most recent healing process and grant you and Mike the patience to wait out the recovery and then bring the joy of new possibilities with rehab! Thanks for all you share.


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