Sunday, January 2, 2011


I can't begin to explain how wonderful it was to hear Michele talk and see her so lively. last night we had a blast in her room. We no longer need the" E" ticket to get into her room two by two. Anyone can go in and we can all be there together. Last night  seven of us were in there until 10:30 when she finally had to take her pain medication. We were loud and obnoxious and it was so fun. The nurse finally closed our door.  We gave Jeff grief for not marrying his girlfriend of two years, adorable Natalie. We proposed that the way Linda was flirting with Sam we couldn't guarantee a PG rated room ( Natalie and Jeff who were sleeping on the pull out couch certainly hoped that was not the case), then Michele's call to River topped off our good spirits. We all left and went back to pack up the Christmas goodies, numerous cards and gifts to Michele, and Zach's clothes. We were in a celebration mode and it felt good to see Michele so alive again!
Today she was exhausted. Whether  we wore her out if it's just the same things we knew all along two steps forward and one step back- who knows. We all hope to have her back in SS in a week. I don't know what makes us think that other than its time to get her home. There are still issues the docs are dealing with like her leg wound that popped it stitches, white blood cell count, broken ribs, pain, etc...
Zach came home with me today and will stay with the Kounousky family . Ali and I went to drop off everything and see Zoe who is doing fine, but wants her people back. Teresa, how is Sasha? I am sure she is great with you and her new best friend.
There have been other visitors and gifts that I am sure I forgot to mention or Stevie D in his concern for Michele forgot to relay but a few I do remember are how beautiful Dave Ferguson's flower arrangement was, the lovely prayer shawl  from the  Flavelle family and the Reagan and Spradlin's  nice visits.  
Me and Zach held Michele's hands and prayed together today before leaving. Her desire is to be closer to God for herself and for Zach. My desire is for Michele to know no matter how often  we leave God He never leaves us. While at her house today here are three picture quote that stood out to me and are important to Michele otherwise they would not be hanging on her walls:
·        Faith makes things possible... Not easy
·        There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few that will catch your heart - pursue those!
·        Don't  get tired of doing what is good. Don't get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessings at the appropriate time.
I wonder what Michele would like for us to take from  those????

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