My mission statement~

I intend on "trying" to live a life that is about: not putting in my mouth things that are bad for me or have come from an animal that was treated cruely while alive on this earth and during slaughter, creating lasting fond memories for my children and grandchildren, adventure, challenging myself, respect others regardless of species, race, color or creed, taking risks, having fun, being grateful, respecting myself & my body, being authentically myself, taking responsibility for my actions, being proactive, being a problem solver, taking action, introspection, transition, change, honesty, growth, loving & helping others, having integrity, doing my best, being easy on myself, enjoying this world, becoming well read, seeing the wonder of it all and never allowing fear to hold me back!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Please pray for Michele~

Michele is one of my dear bloggy friends!
She is suffering right now and has for months.
Check out her struggles by clicking on her image above.
The following is a post from her husband today!
My wife is a truly wonderful woman. In spite of all she has gone through in life, she is the most outstanding human being I have ever encountered, regardless if she was my wife or not.If we were to step into her shoes today & go through what this remarkable girl must go through, let alone what she had to endure through childhood years, you would be amazed also.Each day is a struggle for Michele in all sorts of little ways unimaginable. Not only must she be alert with the fact that she can be stricken with seizures at any moment of the day but the heavy medications are enough to housebound most folks out there. The majority of them are confused, tired, sluggish & forgetful of daily tasks with 1/2 the dosages she currently takes & those people insist on living life within four walls, never getting out to experience life but not Michele! She insists that life is far too valuable & will get out & be active & try to be as sociable as possible. She'll try to work at a job as many hours as possible, and walk whenever she can. She loves people & will never hesitate to help others before herself.Michele is a strong woman & seeing her fight from all the nastiness that she went through as a little girl, & to be abandoned from her family makes me very upset. It's just doesn't seem fair that she has to work so hard all the time for the rest of her life.Each time I see her have a seizure & I'm there by her side, I gently hold her head & as I softly speak to her to please take in another gulp of air so that she can be with me for one more day, I can't help but be angry at the ones that caused this illness to her in the first place. I wish it was me lying there having this seizure, I wish I could take this pain for her. I'm screaming inside my head! I'm terrified of losing control but I know I can't. I must be strong for her.When the seizure finally ends, Michele is exhausted, her body is limp, her face is yellow, her eyes sunk in deep and dark, I almost do not recognize her but for now she's safe & I hold her for awhile. I dab the tears from her face and I fight back my own tears as I cradle her in my arms until she's safely asleep. ---Take this time and love your family. Hug them, respect them, be their best friend.---Michele's health is strengthening & the outlook for her return could be next week. Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments, and prayers.---MARCELL J---
Get well soon Michele!

17 comments:

Gail said...

You got it!

Mental P Mama said...

I have heard of her plight...sending my loving prayers to them all.

Keli said...

Heidi, you are good friend for sending us to her! She will be in my prayers! xo Keli

The W.O.W. factor said...

Definetly, I will add Michele to my prayers!

tammy said...

Thanks for sharing her with us. I looked at two of her blogs and have to say what an amazing woman. She will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Carin said...

Thank you for you kind comments today. It was good to read this entry and to know that at least I can pray for her. What a strong husband she has by her side.

Jo said...

I know a little bit about Michelle's story, and her childhood, and it is beyond belief. She will definitely be in my prayers.

"Suffer the little children..."

nikkicrumpet said...

What a precious gift her husband is...and I'll keep them both in my prayers.

Carolynn said...

Yikes....

It's very thoughtful, caring, and loving of you to spread the word for Michele and her husband, who is suffering every bit as she is.

Big Hug to you!
Carolynn

in time out said...

i am sorry for all she is going through, and her family. yes, prayers and vibes, love and hugs coming from us. thanks for letting us all know. wish there was more we could do...

Sarah G said...

i'm sorry to know what your friend is going through.
i'll remember her in my prayers too :)

Anonymous said...

Hello AGWB,
This is Marcell & I just wanted to send a thank you & great big hug to you for your beautiful post for my wife. With this support I know we'll get stronger each day & if lessons can be learned from this tragedy, than perhaps that's what needs to be done. Family is precious. Our children need & depend on us, we must protect them.
Thank again & I'll be sure to tell Michele of all you have done!
Take care.
--Marcell

{i}Post said...

Sending thoughts their way. Thanks for sharing their story!

Dana and Daisy said...

Thank you for sharing this with us Heidi. When people share their personal stories with us, doesn't it make us all want to be more compassionate?

I will pray for Michele and her husband today.
Love, Dana

Mechelle said...

I am so sorry. I will pray for her!!!

Cynthia said...

I'll go read about her struggle. My younger sister has seizures as a result of a head injury while on vacation a few years back. Some of his descriptions are very familiar to me with my own sister. I hope they (medical community) find a better way to manage seizures.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Thank you thank you thank you. I am so lucky to have Marcell by my side and then to have friends like you out there asking for prayers.... that is incredible!!!
You are an amazing human being....
I love you so much!!!
(Hugs and kisses!!)
~Michele~