Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter...I Won't Back Down

Ok, so I woke up to feed Jocelyn this morning at five in the a.m. and couldn't go back to sleep...so here's what's gone on this past week!

With all the craziness of everything I completely forgot to put any thought into Easter for Brody and Jocelyn! A few nights before, two Easter baskets showed up on our doorstep...one for Brody and one for Jocelyn! They were filled with toys and treats and even a little outfit for Jocelyn! I don't know who they were from, but it was pretty neat for them to think of our little family. This was one out of many miracles that so many of our friends, family and even strangers have provided for us, Thank you!


Easter egg hunt at the Rehab Center!




We had a few friends and family who happened to show up at the same time as the hunt...they helped Brody scout out a few of the hard ones!


here's a quick update on mike's progress...and really, he doesn't back down! Mike, we are all just so proud of you! I love you! You'll want to pause the main music on our blog to hear this movie!

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19 comments:

Wilson said...

pqiThis is amazing. He looks like he is doing so well. So much to learn. Michelle you are such a great mom! Once again your story brought tears to my eyes. Can you imagine the amount of lives that you are touching with this story. I hope you are writing all of this down. I love you guys.

Brandon and Tina Goss said...

Wow, it looks like Mike is doing awesome! He's so lucky to have such a wonderful wife to support him. It's amazing that this difficulty in your lives is becoming an inspiration to so many, including our family. We love you guys and continue to pray for your family.

Tina

Robyn said...

My cousin is such a stud! Way to go, Mike! We're praying for you all the way from Texas.

Elodie Petelo said...

Michelle,

I love reading all these great news and seeing your great clips and pictures! Mike is doing awesome and so are you! You truly are an inspiration to us! Thank you! We are constantly praying for all of you.
The Petelo Family

C&T Family said...

Thanks for sharing this with all of us Michelle! You both are amazing people, and inspire our family. We love you!!

Craig & Nicole said...

Michelle, we are glad to hear about Mike's progress. You are truely an inspiration to me. Thanks sharing your faith with all of us. We love you guys and are praying for you.
Nicole

RazzFamily said...

I'm so glad Mike isn't letting down. He is looking great! Hope you are doing well too babe! Anytime you need a break from things...please let me know! Love you!

Ames

The Larson Family said...

Wow! It looks like Mike is doing really well with his rehab! He's going to have some buff arms by the time he's done there. Michelle, you are such a great example of a supportive and loving wife and mother too. We continue to pray for your family!

The Gomes Family said...

What a trooper my cousin is! If anyone can do this, Michael can. I agree he is a stud! You guys are awesome! Muahhhh from Cali!

Uncle Brent and Aunt Paula said...

We are so impressed with your great outlook and attitude during this challenging time. You are an inspiration to us all. We love you both! Your family is in our daily prayers. Keep up the fantastic work and thank you for sharing your journey with us all.

{natalie} said...

hi michelle...I'm so glad you have been updating this blog. It looks like MIke is doing wonderful. I'm so impressed with your outlook on everything. I hope you know I've been thinking of you and your family.

Kaylynn said...

Michelle,

I just heard about Mike from my sister Katty and I just wanted to let you know that you and your beautiful family are in my prayers. This is an amazing trial but you are such a strong, awesome person I know that you will make it through. It sounds like Mike is doing so great. Both of your attitudes are so inspiring. I will keep checking your blog to see how you are doing. Good luck with the future!!!

-Kaylynn Caldwell (formerly Wheelwright)-

Annette & Scott said...

Mike & Michelle...you are both so amazing!! Mike it's great to see your smile. We are so impressed with your determination and your positive attitude. WE LOVE YOU BOTH!!

Jen Howard said...

You guys are amazing! I can't believe that just a couple of weeks ago Mike had one of the most difficult back surgery there is. Look at him! Keep up the great work. If you guys need anything please let us know. Love Jen and the boys

Stephanie Hall said...

Mike is such an amazing guy! I remember a long time ago when they lived by me and he broke his foot. Well he wasn't about to let that stop him from getting to the places he needed to be-even if it was his driving foot. He learned how to drive with his left foot. I was a bit nervous the first time I rode with him and Kassie, but turns out he was pretty good at it. He is definitely not the kind of person to give up easily!
Keep up the good work! Congrats on the cute baby, girls are so much fun!

Stephanie Hall

Charlotte said...

This was great to see. Thanks for sharing.

Becky (0: said...

Hey guys!!!!!
I just wanted to say hi! And thanks for your videos and stuff like that! It is so amazing to see how strong Mike is and how strong you are Michelle! I love the music! You inspire me and remind me of the love of the Lord!!! This life is full of trials, but you are not only surviving but you are inspiring others along the way! I love ya Michelle! Talk to you soon!
love,
Becky Ruff (0:
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Camille Kenyon said...

Mike & Michelle . . .

You guys are such an incredible inspiration to us all! Such a strong family. I was totally crying at all the past blogs you wrote and just can't believe how optimistic your sweet family is. We sure love you and are continuing to pray for you and think of you often.

Love, Dust & Camille Kenyon family

Curtis & Amy Price said...

Mike, you're a studd, brother!!! I liked the "Toro" baseball cap - I'm just guessing that's what it was - maybe not. I can't believe you're already popping wheelies - I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I remember you had the best attitude of any Teachers Quorum Advisor I've been around. You even had to deal with Brother Goss (just kidding, Brandon).
Amy and Caleb and I hope you recovery goes well.
Let me know when I can bring another Cookies and Creme Blizzard to your room. Maybe this time we'll get it there before it melts :)