An Update

Hi friends! Boy, has my blog been quiet lately! My apologies, but are you ready for the reason?

All of my kids are happy and healthy and we are enjoying our summer!

This time last year, our daughter had life saving open heart surgery, our youngest was recovering from a surgery to repair a minor birth defect and our oldest son was in the hospital with a brutal illness that doctors could not solve. It lasted 10 long, nightmarish months. We were told he would most likely never talk or swallow again and he did not even know his own name.


An army of people responded with cards and meals and prayers and he is 100% better now!

He is truly a living miracle. Did I tell you that I placed my hand on his chest and called his name when he stopped breathing three different times, and three different times the response team at the hospital swooped in and helped him start breathing again. The news just kept getting worse. He lost the ability to talk or swallow and had excruciating muscle tremors that shook his whole body. Now, he is talking about finally starting college in the fall and he is really loving life. I call him the man of steal.

The photo above was taken at the 5k that Thomas and I ran together. What a day that was. My boy, talking my leg off just like he used to. My joy was overflowing.

To all of you who reached out in support, thank you. A thousand thank yous, in fact. Every message, every card, every prayer meant the world to me and helped to light the way when I had no idea how to keep going.

Along with enjoying the summer with my kids, I’m also busy designing the September Stamp of the Month Club and a Christmas Tag Class To Go, and if you have ever placed an order with me, your Holiday Catalog is on the way! (They are going by bulk mail and take awhile to arrive, so don’t worry if yours has not arrived yet.)

Happy stampin’ friends!



14 thoughts on “An Update

  1. What wonderful news! So, so happy for you that everyone is doing better and you’re enjoying the summer! You’re a strong lady and your children must draw from your strength. Still praying for continued good news! Thanks for the update.

  2. All I can say is: Praise God from Whom ALL blessings flow!! I am so blessed to be the one God chose to be your mom & the grandma of your beautiful children?!?!!!

  3. Oh my gosh! You made my day!! So thankful for you and your family! Blessings!! Good luck to your son in college – I’m sure he will be the most popular guy on campus:-)

  4. So very, very happy to read this post, Michelle. Thank you for sharing one of life’s greatest gifts- change for the better. 😀

  5. Your letter sounded Sooo wonderful!!! You are finally seeing some light!! I am so happy for you dear lady! And I’m so happy for your children’s health as well!! Especially your son. Prayers answered. Enjoy this time with all your might!!
    School will start and life will get hectic but normal again. I’m so happy for you all!!!

  6. I am thankful for the good news about your son! Lord bless you and your family! Kris Carius


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