july 12, 2011 wet fun!

July 12, 2011 at 10:46 pm 12 comments

so on saturday night the kids and i came home late from a graduation party and as the caregiver was leaving he said–mike said to bring a swimsuit tomorrow because we are going swimming. i said–what? i was a bit astounded, confused and a tad hopeful. i have been asking mike for 2 years to consider going to a local beach in naperville that has a special chair that we could transfer him into from his wheelchair, then it swings out over the water and lowers you in. turns out, mike was thinking he would try it the next day. then after i told the kids, mike decided to put it off until tomorrow. but the kids begged and he went and we tried this crazy new idea out! it was great and not too difficult and while tony and i took turns holding mike under the arms to keep him stable he spashed and grabbed at and chased mcKaela and eli around our spot in the water. they loved it. i believe it was the best time they have ever had with their dad. and i was so glad mike took the risk. just wanted to share that summer delight!

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  • 1. Diane  |  July 13, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Praise the Lord! and a quote to Mike from one of my favorite movie stars, ‘just keep swimmin’ , swimmin’, swimmin… just keep swimming!’ … michelle, you are amazing! Christ is our shield & our Strength!

  • 2. Sandy Briggs  |  July 13, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Memories for the children to last a lifetime.
    Sandy Briggs

  • 3. Sandy Briggs  |  July 13, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Memories for the children to last a lifetime.

  • 4. Barbara Gobrail  |  July 15, 2011 at 9:15 am

    What joy – simple water – symbol of healing and hope. Shared with family and friends. a real ALLELUIA !

  • 5. peggy Lehner  |  July 15, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks for sharing what had to be a really special moment….please let Mike know that our son michael and his wife kate welcomed a new daughter today.. Maria Colette Lehner.. all doing fine!

  • 6. Laura Alves  |  July 17, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    That’s awesome, not only he did it, but that he WANTED to do it!! Glad to hear Mike is taking part in some fun summer activities!

  • 7. Sarah N.  |  July 19, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    That is awesome! Hope yall can get in more trips to the beach to keep making fun summer memories. Love always, The Naffzigers

  • 8. Rachel E  |  July 22, 2011 at 12:57 am

    How wonderful!! Keep it up, Mike! (and way to go, kids, for holding daddy accountable! And way to go, Michelle, for keeping positive!:)

  • 9. Teena Noffke  |  July 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    God is good!!!!! Nothing like slashing in the water to renew one’s soul and remember that we are God’s children through the waters of our baptism! Glad that Mike made the effort and the Lord blessed you all with such joyous memories. Thank you for sharing this Michelle. Prayers of thanksgiving are being offered
    for this joyous event and as always continued prayers for Mike’s healing and peace along with strength for you and the kids.

  • 10. Deb Stecher  |  July 31, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    You are always in my prayers. Today I decided to check in on the Zegarski family. Nothing could have been better than to read about your fun day at the beach.. what a great story and what a blessing that Mike is healing and brave enough to take the risk to hit the beach! Jen and I have been sitting here remembering Mike and Michelle stories. What a blessing you have been in our life.. we hope you know that! Hugs to you all.. we miss you but have you in our thoughts and prayers always.

  • 11. Steve Fisher  |  October 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Hello Michelle and Mike:

    I am ashamed that I am just seeing this July posting. It brought tears to my eyes when you said “the best time they ever had with their Dad.” I forget about your children. I am glad for those memory times that are so positive. Blessings,


  • 12. mike heenan  |  November 8, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Please tell Mike I think about him often. I hope his recovery continues !!!! Mike Heenan (moeller classmate)


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