tuesday, august 31, 2010

August 31, 2010 at 10:17 pm 4 comments

hellllooo!
i know more time than i wish always goes by before i get myself to try to formulate an update. first things first, our local newspaper did an article about community support for our family which has been miraculous these past 4 plus years. i think this is a link as of the moment (but i could be wrong!)
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/lifestyles/2633512,6_5_NA25_ZEGARSKI_S1-100825.article
second, things are quiet while the kids are snug in their beds and one of our three rotating caregivers is getting mike ready for bed too. eli starts preschool tomorrow and mcKaela is well into her second week of second grade. we are shifting to the school schedule and running into mike around the house a bit more than we were in the summer. we are almost even eating meals in similar time zones (mike eats at 5:30 and we were experiencing more of an 8:00 dinner). and as the weather starts to cool we may even be able to join mike for regular walks outside together again (we were on hiatus during the humid 85-90 degree months).
overall we are doing ok. mike has definitely gotten stronger than i have ever seen him even pushing his hands down on a restaurant table at a family celebration to try to see if he could stand up out of his wheelchair. he did successfully lean his torso forward and put his weight onto his palms. i said no when he asked us to pull his wheelchair from the table to allow him standing room. i don’t know whether he could actually lift his butt from the seat but i was positive he couldn’t maintain balance yet if he did get that far. it is exciting to see him still improving. i am still skeptical about his social/emotional/relational skills. it is difficult to evaluate but i still see a lot of the same behavior that we have been working on with increased intentionality since may. some of these behaviors keep mike’s relationships limited. so that is area is still of major concern to me. i am truly so stunned at how wondrous God has been in covering our needs. i absolutely rest in his continued desire and ability to keep piecing together our family as each day rolls by. thank you for the myriad offers of helpfulness, generosity, and sacrifice. this spot in our lives is by far the place where we have had to cling to God in desperation and found him more than sufficient. thanks for your part in God’s sufficiency for us.
in Christ,
michelle

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  • 1. Sandy Briggs  |  September 8, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    The Zegarski Family remains in our thoughts and prayers. Hope
    McKaela and Eli enjoy the school year. Happy to read that Mike is out and about…great news. God’s Blessing on your family.
    Sandy

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  • 2. Steve Fisher  |  September 9, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Hello Michelle and Mike:

    Greetings from Gig Harbor, Washington. I must confess that I have been lost in my world and have not been praying for you. Please forgive me! The news is good to see that there is progress. I can see Mike walking again, maybe even playing touch football. Michelle, your strength and resolve is so amazing, even if you pooh,pooh the idea. May His grace shower you with peace and blessing. A special pray for McKaela and Eli! Love, Steve

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  • 3. Matt Koupal  |  September 10, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Hey-

    I am skeptical about my social/emotional/relational skills, and frankly that of most men, so we’ll leave that in God’s hands 🙂 I’m glad to hear of continued progress, however slow. Next year in a golf cart at the YL Golf Marathon for at least a few holes?

    In Prayer for you,

    Matt, JoAnne and Luke (and dog)

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  • 4. Jane Baier  |  September 12, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    It was wonderful seeing Mike in the hallway at St. J’s on Picture- taking Tuesday. So great that he is able to be out and about. All of us need a change of scenery now and then. Eli was being very attentive to his dad, too. Our prayers are still ongoing for all of you.
    Jane

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