Good morning, Michael! You look great! Are they putting you in a tanning booth everyday??? :) Oh boy, "Dr." Vanilla Thunder? He won't be tolerable to be around! Looks like you had a great day yesterday and are making a record breaking recovery! Conner and Vicky graduated yesterday, so they now joined you as 2011 High School Graduates! Yeah! Now today, back to work at ACE hardware! He jest left and DOES NOT want to go! Late night last night! How many more days will you be on the "inside?" Love to you all, The Hollands
Well we are home! (Technically. I'm at Kristas til my picks me up). On the way back we stopped for Krispy Kreme and for a mini barrel racin rodeo in Bradford County. Made Krista and I miss racin A LOT! When your 100% we'll bring you to one! :) well goodnight! Sleep tight you guys
Wow, how great is that!! Michael is already smiling. Those pics are great! Keep up the great work Michael, your progress is remarkable. What a miracle, praise God for gifted surgeons!!!!!! Love you bud....
Aunt Susie xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Dearest Ikeyma (aka Mikey ;P)
We're all so glad we got to see you today! And that you were able to visit, laugh, and talk as much as you did! That's greatt! We're so proud of your progress even though we've told you that soo many times already! Keep it up! And you'll be home soon enough! Hopefully soon because PV misses you and Krista and I wanna start our nanny job! Haha! We've already decided we're gonna buy scrubs! And we'll bake for you too! Anywayss I know your very tired so sleep well and the same for you Momma and Daddy! :) can't wait til you guys are back home! Love you all!!
Ristaka & Oechla (Krista & Chloe)
P.S. Your veryyy welcome for the redneck gifts ;) and we're bout an hour away from home!
Hey, Michael, this is Gil Kerr. I have been reading all of the updates and am so excited for you and your parents that everything is going so well. Though it took a while for me to figure out how to send you this message, I think this technology is a fantastic way for people to keep up with how you are doing. When you get all your strength back, we'll have to play some golf with your Dad and Walter. I was going to suggest that me and your Dad take on you and Walter, but you would probably kick our butts! In any case, keep all those updates coming....and keep up all the great progress with your recovery. All our best from all of the Kerrs....!
Hi My Precious Michael, my beach partner, It's quess who , Auntie Cindy. Karen is at the hospital with Rachael and mom is trying to help her out by finishing Karens 60 # of chicken wings for Jeremy's party. Why she does this , I'll never know, Lin, we should tell her to do what we do, JUST HIRING SOME ONE !!!!! I;'m so glad to see your progress is going so well, YES God is SOOOOO good. You look so handsome in your little hospital gound, good thing someone was thinking to hold the back shut when you first got up. We were so excited to see that I wouldn't have thought to make sure of that.. GO GO GREAT NURSING !!! I here they all are great, give them all a great big huge for Aunite Cindy and thank them. Well, I'll talk later. I"m going to get my hair cut, no time at home so Karen booked me a appt. with her GooRoo. I know, I'm crazy for last minute things. LOVE LOVE LOVE You's , Your Snister xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Ok Mikey both Krista and I are gonna write you :)
We have decided the Manbug should be named Francis from A Bug's Life :P that's sooo perfect! We're on the road to Gainesville! We can't wait to see you! Love you!
Hey Bro! Wow lots of good things happening today for you! Thats great! You are handling all this like a rockstar! Glad to hear all of you got some much needed rest last night. Love the pics. We have a crazy day, Livi's soccer, Claudia's graduation and Izzy's dance recital. We will check in with you in-between stuff. Good luck with walking some today!
Michael, if anything ever happens to me can I borrow Jim & Linda and all of your doctors and nurses please? You are in SUCH GOOD HANDS!!! (sshh, don't tell my parents!!) .... Way to go for progress! Can't wait to see your smiling face back at the club! Jennifer Heller
Good Noon Michael,
and of course it's a MAN PILLOW honey.
India, Joe and I were thinking of driving over to G'Ville to see you on Sunday. Are you up for that? Let know and we'll be there. All our love, Ms. Joni
Ahhhh Mikey! I'm so impressed with your progress!! :) it's amazing how fast your moving but your so strong and that's why! My familiy (the Blakes :P) and I will be on the road veryyy soon to come see you! So rest up for us! Love youu
I'm so glad to hear that Michael is "cruising" through the recover process. He is younger than most of us--I was 40 when I had my aortic valve replaced at Duke. The younger the patient the faster the recovery.
We do serve a great and awesome God that is able to do way more than we can ever imagine. I hope things continue to go well for everyone and don't get discouraged if there are bumps along the way. The bumps are just part of the process to healing.
Good morning Michael! You are doing awesome, you little overachiever! You keep this up, you may just decide you DO like mountain biek riding at Hannah Park! Hah! Every day you will get stronger and stronger! Keep smiling! Love the Holland's
Good Morning Mikey,
The Blake Clan is trucking out to G-Vill today to see your Mom and Dad. Maybe you to. LOL
If you keep doing so well I won't be shocked to see you greeting people at the front desk. HaHa.
See you soon.
Hi Michael: I have TOF as well and am getting a pulmonary valve at the end of June. Love your verse you just posted - I think I found a new favorite. Praying for you to recover quickly....looks like He's already been answering.
Sounds like you are moving right along and doing great. We'll try to see you tomorrow if they let us in. Oh by the way, Erin has the twin pet pal to yours. Maybe he'll (she'll) come along with us to visit!
Way to go Michael you overachiever! Your first full day almost behind you and you are hanging with beautiful women! Love the lady bug. It's quiet here since all 7 grand kids have gone home. Grama and Auntie Cindy are enjoying seeing everyone but we are all pooped. Hope your night goes well and we will check in with you tomorrow morning. Oh Oh Grama just leaned, long and hard. You know what that means! Love Aunt Karen, Aunt Cindy and Toots.
Wow!!! Looks like everything is sure going great!! It almost feels like we are there in a small way through the pics and updates from you Linda! Thanks!!! I wish Michigan wasn't so far away......We will continue to pray for Michael's speedy and smoothe recovery. Tell him to keep up the good work!! Every day will be better than the last!
I have been thinking about you nonstop and i am very impressed by your strength. I have been making a huge list of movies and games for us to have adventures like we used to. I also cant wait for us to get you that full body tiger print tattoo, my treat. Take care buddy and get excited for the summer we'll have. I wish you the best and will always love you like a brother.
Now thats a man lady bug. I think I saw a skull tattoo in the picture. (Ha Ha) You just squeeze the stuffing out of it. It can take the pain so don't have to. You keep doing as the cute nurses say, and we will keep praying to keep you strong.
Remember, God answers KNEE-MAIL.
Hey mikey! Good job sittin up and all :) I know it hurts....but hey. You got yourself a pillow pet outta it!! LUCKY! I'm soooo jealous. Krista and I have wanted one FORVERRRR. Anyways get some rest! And we'll see your beautimus self manana!
YAY for progress Michael! Love it!!! And I'm so jealous, you have the ladybug pillow pet!! I wanted that one too!!! :) God ISSS good! Praying for a better night tonight for you, mom and dad!!! Jenn Heller
It's awesome that the surgery is now behind you and it's great to hear that it was such a success!!! I'm sure these next few days will be tough as you recover, please know we continue to think about you and pray for you. The photos your Mom posted give us a great perspective of what's going on since we can't be there with you.
Looking forward to seeing you at home and eating some more outstanding sushi!!! Keep your spirits up and RELAX!!
Michael, I am so glad to hear you came thorugh the surgery so well. I am a member of the Chancel Choir at First Bapitst downtown and we have had special prayer for you on two separate occasions - including last night. You can see your "choir family" on Channel 11 (cable) at 10:30 AM on Sunday mornings. We will continue to keep you in our prayers.
So… A mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a Harley, when he spotted a world-famous heart surgeon in his shop. The heart surgeon was waiting for the service manager to come take a look at his bike.
The mechanic shouted across the garage, “Hey Doc can I ask you a question?” The famous surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to the mechanic working on the motorcycle.
The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, “So Doc, look at this engine. I also can open it up, take valves out, fix’em, put in new parts and when I finish this will work just like a new one. So how come I get a pittance and you get the really big money, when you and I are doing basically the same work?”
The surgeon paused, smiled and leaned over, and whispered to the mechanic, “Try doing it while it’s running.”
Dear Michael, Jim & Linda, Just a quick note to let you know we've been thinking about you! Tina sent me the link to your online journal - pretty cool they do this! Praying for a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing you soon! Best regards, Darlene, Mike & Emilee McLean
Hi my precious Michael, It's Auntie Cindy actually on the computer, can you believe that one as you know who un- computer savy I am NOT. We love you so very much and am praying for you all day through the day I'm praying that the Dr.'s can get a hold of your pain. We saw the pictures of your chest scare and you are still the hottest guy EVER! Your as handsome as can be kido ! Auntie loves you so very much, Keep your beautiful smile handy as you might need it when that cute nurse comes in to take care of you, Love You So Much !!!!! Auntie Cindy
the updates from Dad have been great and I am so happy when each one comes to hear everything is going as planned. I do have to say that you are going to have one hot scar to tell your story about. You are an amzing young man and I am so proud to have you as a brother.
Hi Mikey! We wanted you to know that you have been in our hearts & prayers lately, and we look forward to seeing your beautiful smile when you return to PVB! Be strong sweetheart.
Sending you much love & prayers,
Elise Bourne & Conner Schoettle
Good morning Michael!! We talked to Dad and read your journal, sorry to hear you had some real rough times last night but glad your first night is over. Just try to remember everyday/night will get a little more easier. We are going to try to keep you entertained with pics and videos we will send Dad. Also, when Liv gets home from school we will try to FaceTime Dad and see if it works. So proud of how you are handling all of this! And LaLa, thanks for keeping up the journal for him, its been great! Love you, Michael, Dad & LaLa!! Your "Sis" Debi
Mikey, I would think if you have to wear the sexy blue cap and the nurse is wearing a cap, your Mom should wear one, too, don't you think? You are being very strong. And the best looking guy I've ever seen in a blue bonnet. : ) Hugs, Auntie Kim from Wisconsin
Good morning Micheal! I shared your journal with my kids last night and they both included you in their prayers at bedtime. You have so many people praying for you who love and care about you. You're doing great and it's all going to be better and better from here on out. Keep us posted!! Love you, Jennifer Heller
PS - Now you have a great scar for the girls in addition to all your other charming qualities! Girls dig scars ... just sayin! :)
Good morning Mikey, (Sorry mom and dad, I just can't bring myself to say Michael.)
I know it's rough going now, but it can only go up hill from here on out.
Hope to see you Saturday afternoon.
Good morning Michael! I should have explained who I was when I sent my email yesterday. I work with your Dad on the ARC at Sawmill Lakes. What a great guy! And, I can tell from the emails that you are receiving that you are too! You have many people praying for you and your family. Take great strength from that. You were way ahead on the length of time in surgery so you will be on your recovery too! Say hi to your dad for me......Tobe'
Grampa feels your pain! We are all praying for you that you would be protected from infection, have minimal pain and will suprise everyone with your astoundingly quick recovery. Jeremy returns from his class trip tonight and we are all anxious to see how straight his nose is. Hang in there. We love you bunches.
Aunt Karen, Grama and Grampa