April 26, 2008 at 12:09 pm 9 comments

today is satuday and i cannot believe april is almost over.  life has been a blur.  mike’s throat “blister” seems to have healed back again and hopefully will stay that way.  our new temporary caregiver is great and really focused on the exercises they are doing at therapy.  mike is still loving therapy.  todays’s request is that he will build up a tolerance for sitting in his wheelchair.  he still uses it out of pure necessity to leave the house but does not want to stay in it at all.  so he is still bedridden for most of life.  his therapists tried to pep talk him last week to get a vision for aiming to be in it all day long.  quite an ideological adjustment in my opinon…michelle


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  • 1. Sarah Nixdorf  |  April 26, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Mike, keep it up with therapy. I know you can do it. I’ve tried at least
    3 doses of Snthyriod medicene until something worked and I sprung back up, and feel 100% better. You will too. Michelle, i’m writing to let you know to not get to overworked, specially with summer on the way. See you in church tomorrow?

  • 2. Matt and Eli  |  April 27, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Mike and Michelle,

    Eli and I are really thinking about you all tonight. You are all the bravest, most perserverant people we know. I can not believe it is almost May either. Keep up the fight Michael. You are my hero, my inspiration. I love you and miss you dearly. God will continue to give you strength in ways you don’t even know. You are truly an inspiration to thousands all over the country. Believe me your story is still being written dy by day and God has His hand over you all directing your paths. Keep up the updates. Miss you guys


  • 3. emily bishop  |  April 27, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    You always cheer me…should be the other way around….Your hope DOES spring eternal, and I am praying that Mike catches your spirit….Thankful to hear that Don’s sub is doing a good job for you….Thank you Lord for your provisions every day….God continue to bless you and keep you…



  • 4. Heather Schmidt  |  April 28, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Dear Z’s,

    Praise God for all that is going on in your lives. You all are amazing, an inspiration and a testimony of how God reveals Himself. This week I taught Children’s Chapel at church and told the kids that you are a “sermon in shoes” and that is what you all are. You are shine Christ all of the time. God Bless you! Keep going Mike! You can do it. Every minute you sit in the chair is one step closer to something even bigger! Take care and we are still praying!

    Love and prayers,
    The Schmidt Gang

  • 5. Matt Koupal  |  April 30, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Hey Mike and Michelle,

    When work is getting me down (as it really is right now-what a mess), I flee to this website. I find your reflections and progress so encouraging and uplifting. It’s like sharing Sumatra coffee and fat-free blueberry muffin at Caribou with Mike, and just chatting and reconnecting. Like an anchor point, maybe. It may seem weird that your turbulent life helps calm me, but it does. More workings of the Spirit I guess.

    Love you and thanks!


  • 6. Jerry  |  May 5, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Mike(Z) and Michelle,

    Thanks for being an inspiration to me in my life. It is uplifting to hear about Mike’s courage and Michelles continued and unending faith. I continue to pray for you both and your family.

    God Bless,

    Jerry Powers

  • 7. Heather Schmidt  |  May 9, 2008 at 7:59 am


    Hope you all are doing ok. How is the therapy going? We are praying for you guys! May God continue to give you the strength, patience and endurance you need everyday! Lean on Him! God Bless!

    Love and prayers,

  • 8. Heather Schmidt  |  May 11, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you had a wonderful day with your family! God Bless you! You are such a blessing to so many people especially your children. May God continue to grant you peace and strength.

    Love and prayers,

  • 9. carol klein  |  November 16, 2008 at 9:28 am

    thank god that mike is able to “feel” ,,to taste,..to be loving. God is with the two of you .. always remember that you are an inspiriation to so many…..you are human and cannot be perfect all the time. with thanksgiving coming, just be thankful you can “do”..
    and, i am sure you are ever so thinkful….


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