8/19/08 yay!

August 19, 2008 at 8:37 pm 19 comments

so…a lovely few days.  mike is sometimes reticent to enjoy outings.  he doesn’t always articulate a reason and i wonder whether sometimes he just feels too much risk in leaving the house for an unknown, even compelling experience.  but we went to a friend’s barbeque friday night and mike stayed at least 45 minutes longer than i expected.  our whole outing stretched to 3 hours with no complaints.  he just said he had a great time, no sore butt.  then we were privileged to attend the wedding of a Young Life family and delight in memories and company and a beautiful celebration and service.  and again, mike lasted much longer than i had anticipated.  AND we got the stander delivered monday.  so hip hip hooray!  this will address any turning of his feet as he puts weight back on those tendons for up to 45 minutes a day in this gorgeous monstrosity.  he is feisty and very much himself.  and it is so good to see him enjoying a great party lately.  thanks for your faithfulness in this long haul, michelle

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  • 1. Rachel E  |  August 19, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Yay-ing with you! Great news! 🙂 Rachel

  • 2. Debbie Dixon  |  August 19, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Praising God for a delivered stander and progress for Mike. You all remain such an inspiration to so many. Thank you Michelle for sharing your heart so that we may lift up you, Mike, your precious children and all caregivers in prayer. May your worhsip times together as a family and with your friends bring you joy, comfort and strength in your journey. In Christ’s love, Debbie

  • 3. Nancy and Bruce Gervel  |  August 20, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Even though we don’t always comment, we faithfully read your blog. Today’s update was so, so joyfully exciting, and we join you in praise for these celebrations!

  • 4. Matt and Eli Margaron  |  August 21, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    SO pumped for you all. Need to see some pics soon. Miss you and love you and can’t believe how far you all have come. You are a daily inspiration.

    matt and eli

  • 5. Heather Schmidt  |  August 24, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Praise God!! Can’t wait to see you standing Mike! Hope the first week of school went well. God Bless and hopefully we will see you soon!

    Love and prayers,

  • 6. emily  |  August 24, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Such encouraging words…and great news about the stander! Your spirits sound great, which always lift mine! Thanks for your perseverance and patience that you share with us – and the shining example that you are!



  • 7. Gwen Hubbard  |  August 27, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    When Addy and I prayed at bedtime last night she asked how Mike was doing. I will be glad to tell her the stander has been delivered as well as the other details you mentioned. So glad you have numerous things about which you can be encouraged. We keep you in our prayers. Gwen

  • 8. Aimee Tucker  |  September 2, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing all the great news, Michelle! Continued prayers…

  • 9. Jen Petoske  |  September 4, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    I haven’t checked this in a while but I am continually encouraged by your faith. Thanks for letting God use you guys for the rest of us!

  • 10. Beth Griebel  |  September 5, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    We continue to pray and wait to see what God has planned. We love you all so much!


  • 11. Sarah Nixdorf  |  September 5, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Yes! Yes! What a great job you’re doing, Mike. And thanks for all the encouragement you send me.

  • 12. Heather Schmidt  |  September 9, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Hey Guys!

    Hope you are doing well. Sorry I didn’t stop by yesterday. Crazy day with us having no school. I pray that all is well and Mike you are continuing to work hard. You can do it! Can’t wait to see you all again! Take care and God Bless!

    Love and tons of prayers,

  • 13. Sarah Nixdorf  |  September 12, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    You can do it. Go on again and try.
    Sorry haven’t been able to send much notes because of tiredness from the rain. Been a bit tired lately, who can say.
    Go on and do it-Sabina Wurmbrand.

  • 14. emily  |  September 16, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Hello and love to all…and wondering how the kindergarten girl is doing? God never allows you to be far from my thoughts and prayers….

    Hoping that the stamina – both emotional and physical – is continuing to increase.



  • 15. Rachel E  |  September 17, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Just wanted to wish you a happy TENTH anniversary, Michelle and Mike! Love, Rachel and family

  • 16. Heather Schmidt  |  September 17, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Hope you guys are well. Sorry about the Buckeyes Mike. Maybe next time. We continue to pray for all of you.

    Happy Anniversary!

    God Bless,

  • 17. Mark Lehner  |  September 17, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Mike and Michelle,
    It makes my day when I open this sight and read positive news. I look forward to and pray for more.



  • 18. Matt  |  September 18, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Yo Mike-

    I visited our favorite dentist, Jeff Grimley, today and we marveled together over the progress you’ve made. I told him to jab your gums with a sharp dental instrument for me (just kidding) at your appointment coming up.

    Luke told me you were at Young Life Access a couple of weeks ago. The conversation (while we were walking Puttley)was like this:

    L – “I saw your friend Mike”

    Me – “Really, where?”

    L- “You know, at Young Life”

    Me – “Really (JoAnne and I were out of town for that meeting). How was he doing?”

    L- “Good. I talked to him. We talked about Nunny (Bugs bunny) cartoons.”

    You have to know Luke to appreciate how momentus this is, that he would remember Mike, and talk to Mike, and then tell me about it weeks later -it’s a huge thing. He looked for you last week also. You’d have loved it – loads of kids – high energy – a great talk by Justin (at their level).


    PS We’re looking for leaders, adults and students, in case someone reading this is interested. We meet on alternate Friday nights at Naperville Presb. Church on Rickert, from 7-8:30 pm. No experience necessary, just a heart to serve. You WILL be blessed.

  • 19. Mitzi K  |  September 23, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Hey Mike, Michelle and kids… Just thinking about you all. Miss you!


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