april 9, 2009!

April 9, 2009 at 1:00 pm 19 comments

So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the sun.  Ecclesiastes 8:15

I couldn’t find a truer sentiment for mike today because today mike passed his swallow test to eat and drink ANYTHING!  no more blending things to mush.  no more nectar sticky coating drinks.  he does need to be careful, intentional as he eats, sitting very upright and going slowly.  and the truth is he lacks someone at his beck and call to feed him whatever he orders at will.  so there are some hurdles to all that.  i am eager to get him to take advantage of working his occupational therapy kind of skills and trying to feed himself when he has chances.  he thinks it just as convenient to get someone else to do it for him.  but that debate will take awhile to resolve.  so tonight as we remember Jesus’ last supper, mike will be treasuring the memory of his own delightful meal today.  thanks as always, michelle and co.

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  • 1. Robin Hersma  |  April 9, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Yeah Mike! That is awesome news! It does add enjoyment to life to be able to eat and drink. Love to your family

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  • 2. Julia Kindler  |  April 9, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    YAY FOOD!!! Happy Easter!

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  • 3. karin Rodriguez  |  April 9, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Praise God!!!! Something that I have been praying for you, just that simple enjoyment of food.

    So proud of you Mike!!! and Happy Easter.

    Love,
    Karin and family

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  • 4. Fred Zegarski  |  April 10, 2009 at 8:57 am

    MIKE1111
    I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT. i CANNOT WAIT TO EAT STEAK WITH YOU. GREAT JOB. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

    HAPPY EASTER TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

    LOVE

    DAD Z

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  • 5. Jill Zegarski  |  April 10, 2009 at 9:08 am

    OK Mike, IT’S COFFEE TIME!!!! Love to all the Chi town Z’s. HAPPY EASTER. JESUS IS SMILING ON ALL OF US. Mom

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  • 6. CarolSue  |  April 10, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Yeah! Congratulations to ALL!
    Happy Easter
    Our Lord is Risen

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  • 7. Heather Schmidt  |  April 10, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    So excited for you all! Mike I am going to bring over that chocolate milkshake soon! Will be praying for the process in feeding yourself Mike. You will do it soon! I know it.

    God Bless,
    Heather Schmidt

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  • 8. Rachel E  |  April 11, 2009 at 1:04 am

    What exciting news! You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to everyone in the Zegarski family.

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  • 9. Aimee Tucker  |  April 11, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    What great news! I know this is an exciting hurdle to have crossed. Blessings!

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  • 10. emily bishop  |  April 11, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    What wonderful, wonderful, news….To savor the taste and texture on your tongue for the first time in sooooo long. Wondering what you are the most excited about eating? I’m thinking that a Portillo’s burger and cheese fries might be tops on my list 🙂 !!!!!!Praise the Lord for His mercies that are truly new every day!

    Love,

    Emily Bishop

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  • 11. Mark Lehner  |  April 13, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    You da man Mike!!! I hope you enjoy this new blessing. I miss you and look forward to seeing you when my school year wraps up.

    Mark

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  • 12. The Naffzigers  |  April 14, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    What great news!!! We hope you are enjoying lots of your favorite foods & drinks…and had a great feast on Easter!!!

    Love,
    The Naffzigers

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  • 13. Matt Koupal  |  April 14, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    It’s Caribou time, just like the old days!

    Matt

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  • 14. Jerry Powers  |  April 16, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Way to Go Mike(Z). Miss you man. Know that I think about you and pray for you often. When we can’t, God CAN.

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  • 15. Amy Antonio  |  April 16, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Great news! Thanks for the updates, Michelle.

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  • 16. Heather Schmidt  |  April 20, 2009 at 7:24 am

    Hi Guys!

    Hope you are well. Can’t wait to see you guys on Friday. Should be a fun night! God Bless you guys. May 8th is our move date so after that we will practically be neighbors. That will be great. At least Anna will have someone she knows around there. All the kids are a little nervous. Take care you guys!

    Love and prayers,
    Heather

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  • 17. Diane Fontaine  |  April 23, 2009 at 7:26 am

    That is WONDERFUL news!!!! Think of you all often and continue to pray for complete healing… cant’ believe it’s been 3 years. God IS faithful!!!

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  • 18. Jean Grulke  |  May 5, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    You are so amazing Michelle. Keep moving on Mike for your kids and your adorable wife.
    Praying so often for all of you. Just remember that wonderful power of prayer.
    Mike, you have made such an impact on so many lifes and also mine.
    Wishing you great new steps everyday.
    Love to all
    Jean Grulke

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  • 19. Sarah Nixdorf  |  May 20, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Vry sorry that i’ve been so neglectful to you four. but you were right, Michelle to go and spend some time with a friend.
    Have been vry busy with caring bridge websties. I have one if you want to look me up: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/sarahnixdorf

    YEESS for mike to taste, yes taste food. I felt like that when for the first time i sat down to my first real food meal in 2002. i think that ‘yes, its all behind me now.’
    Still have some trouble with speech, but with the help of sign language, i have done well with my speech.
    So, YAAY!!!!!!

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