Tuesday, April 8, 2008

An Answered Prayer...Cont. Coming Home

Picture taken by Jodi Lybbert

One night when returning from our house to the rehab center I was trying to hurry so that I could get to Mike before it was too late in the evening. As I arrived with several bags and our little baby, I noticed a security guard who was just barely locking the doors to the center. I quickly jumped out of my car to stop him and told him that I needed to get in...that I was staying with my husband and I had my baby with me. He said "sorry, it's after nine and so you'll have to check in with security...on the other side of the hospital." And that was that...there was no changing his mind! A little disgruntled, I drove to the other side of the hospital and ran into security...they then told me I needed to park even further away and walk through the halls (quite the distance) to the center. At this point tears were at the rim of my eyes begging to pour out! So I parked even further away, wrapped four bags over my shoulders, picked up the baby in her car seat and began the long walk to the rehab center. By the time I arrived to Michael's room, my face was smeared with mascara and tears...and I was fuming at the guard who, just steps from my destination, wouldn't let me in! Looking at the clock it was after ten, Mike was asleep, I was exhausted and overwhelmed! I thought to myself..."If I can't even handle a night like this...how will I ever be able to handle anything...I can't do this!" In real frustration and dis spare, I did the only thing I could think of...pray. Just then I remembered a letter that was posted on my door that night. I had grabbed it planning to read the letter at some point that day. As soon as I read the first words, I was flooded with peace and comfort. The letter was filled with encouragement and inspiration...telling me I could "handle" this...and that there were so many people praying for us! It was then that I was reminded of the love of my Heavenly Father and his confidence in me! ...Even though, at times, it is almost impossible to see it, I know without a doubt our prayers are heard and answered! It has been through so many loving people that I have really seen the evidence of that! Thank you!

Ok...I'm way too obsessed with making movies of my honey...but...it really makes me happy...besides...he's too much fun to film! Here's the movie that should have been attached to the last post! You're just too dang cute honey!


Becky said...

Okay Michelle can I just say that you look amazing for just having had your second baby! We love you guys, and you are SUCH and inspiration to everyone.

{natalie} said...

You videos always make me cry! It is amazing to see Mike just pick up and move on, he's doing so well. You are a strong woman and I admire your positive thinking through this whole thing.

Brandon & Kaylee Johnson said...

Mike & Michelle I just wanted to tell you your family is beautiful we love you guys we wish you nothing but the best!!! You really are inspiration to me Michelle you always have been your the best cousin I could have Love you tons!

Jessica said...

OMG! I almost cried... thankyou so much for your insperation that you gave me! This sounded like you needed 2 extra hands wish i could have helped!
Love ya guys

Jodi Lybbert said...

You are so sweet and patient!
I wish I could've been there with you... I would've told that guard where to take it... and I would've made him hold all the bags, and baby, until I could park and come back to pick them up...
But... that's why people don't leave me sweet notes on the door!
Ha ha!! :-)
Love the videos! Keep them coming!!

C&T Family said...

Ditto on what Jodi said! That was a sweet story of your faith, thanks for sharing it! We love you!

Becky (0: said...

SO many people pray for you each day and I put your names in the temple each week I go! We love you and we all know that you can do it! It's ok to cry a little! it happens. Just pick up your little ones and "Keep Moving Forward". You are an amazing family! We love you guys tons!
Becky Ruff (0:

Tysha & Jacob said...

I have to admit I hadn't watched any of your videos until today (for fear of losing it and crying or something silly like that!) But I watched and all I can say is yes, Mike is strong and brave - but you, my dear, are equally AMAZING!!! I am just so happy you have each other, and how blessed to have your very cute kiddos as well! Wishing you all the best in making the transition and getting comfortable at home again!

RazzFamily said...

You guys just totally rock! i wish I would have known about the sale going on! I guess I will just have to do my own! HA!

Love you!