monday august 11 2008

August 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm 4 comments

my wyldlife camp was great and our kids enjoyed my family while mike enjoyed his.  they did have to get some antibiotics for him for a toe infection while i was gone and i am not sure we have seen the last of our toe issues but everything went well.  we are still eagerly awaiting a contraption called a stander which would allow mike to stand upright when in the machine to put that weight back on his feet which is so critical for so much of his body.  insurance and hospitals and everyone in between give a thousand reasons why things take so unreasonably long.  all i care about is what we can do to get the stander here.  pray for its delivery.  mike goes back and forth with his perspective.  one day he enjoys with people and family and the next he wishes to die, honestly.  i wouldn’t say he is depressed, just haphazardly discouraged by the slowness of his progress.  he always has lacked an appreciation for less than perfect.  and he finds the blessings i am amazed by–like his speech improvement and his 2 hour chair endurance–to be inadequate.  simultaneously he will tell you he feels closer to God than ever.  so always perspective is a slippery grip.

we have enjoyed a few home worship nights with friends this summer and our last one last friday was a great finale in my eyes.  mckaela and eli often play with toys sometimes interrupting us as we worship most nights.  but friday eli became enamoured (sp?) with the guitar and waited out worship in the room for a chance for a lesson afterward. so i sat next to mike on the bed and eli found a spot on my lap as we sang.  and finally mckaela climbed on to snuggle in with us.  the best part was our not significantly musically gifted family of four singing all together.  mike was putting his 2 cents in, mckaela would join in on phrases and eli would throw a moaning, erratic “Jeeesuus” in every once in a while.  it was the most hideous, hilarious joyful noise unto the Lord i have ever heard.  so goes life–hideous, hilarious, joyful–offered to the Lord who loves to hear.  amen, michelle

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  • 1. Matt and Eli  |  August 11, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Hey Zegarskis,

    Thanks again for the continual updates. We wish we were sitting on the bed with you worshipping God for life and life to the full. We think and pray for you all the time. We miss you guys dearly and have a daily picture of Mike standing looking over us at our wedding blown up in our living room. We will pray for hurried delivery on the stander. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for continuing to write this update. It gives us life as we check it everyday for your words of life, love, and faithfulness to the God we serve

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  • 2. Beth Griebel  |  August 11, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    I would also like to add that Eli may possess some musical talent. Watch out world, ELI Z coming at you! It was great to see Mike batting at his ball and hearing sweet McKaela encouraging her daddy to keep going. I know he only continued because of her. So in that I am glad to see Mike enjoying his family. We love you all and continue to pray for complete restoration. God is good and his healing (whatever that looks like) will come in his time. Tell Mike we are so proud of all his efforts and loved seeing him sing!

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  • 3. Rachel E  |  August 12, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Michelle, I have always enjoyed your writing (and I remember once getting to be the subject of your writing for some assignment senior year!). And honestly, I think you have a lovely voice, but if your voice is not professional, you certainly can fall back on your writing skills. You have such amazing messages that you share with all of us and you say it quite eloquently. Thanks for keeping us updated. Much encouragement to you and MIke!!! Love you, Rachel

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  • 4. Gwen Hubbard  |  August 18, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Thanks for the update. What a precious visual of you all singing together. We’ve been gone a lot this summer and now are having numerous family members and friends coming in. We look forward to making another worship night and seeing you at church soon. Hugs to you all. Gwen

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