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I am a person who loves life and loves capturing it in pictures and recording it in many ways. I have been happily married for over 40 years to my wonderful husband Mike. We have raised 4 daughters, were foster parents for 11 years and are now raising 2 of our grandchildren. They are the love of our lives and the light in our eyes. At this time in our lives, we would expect to be planning for retirement, but instead we are planning for the future of these children. Starting over so to speak. At the ripe old age of 50, I found myself as a mom of a pre-schooler again so it's the second time around for us, thus my title. We attend church and teach Sunday School. Life is never dull, as you can imagine. Enjoy the pieces of our lives and allow this grandmother some bragging rights occasionally, ok very often.
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Saturday, March 12, 2016


Mike is not doing great these days. His bilirubin is 32 which is down from 36 last week but still extremely high. ( A normal person's bilirubin is under 2) This is the bile backing up in his body causing him to be yellow. His appetite is non existent. He lost 6 lbs in a week and due to blood work which indicates he's not drinking enough, they canceled chemo yesterday. They did administer fluids but not the chemo drug. He has been doing better since our visit yesterday. Please specifically pray that:
He eats and drinks more.
His bilirubin level drops.
His lab work shows improvement Monday.
His strength improves.
He is very weak. This is all part of the treatment but it's hard seeing him so sick. We truly appreciate all your prayers. I say that a lot but I really mean it. God bless you.


  1. God Bless you Mike. You're a strong man. You can beat this. You also have a very strong woman. Prayers are constantly with you without ceasing. Love you

  2. Mike, its Robbie @ BaySprings. We remember you constantly @ our Bible studies and our mens breakfast. there are a lot of people praying in your behalf. I will specifically call for prayer on the things ya'll are asking for. Know we are all praying for your continued improvement and we all love you all very much. You all are and have been a blessing to not only me and my family's life, but everyone thats ever came in to contact with you. God Bless you all...we love you. Sincerely the whole family here at "Bay Springs" in the name of Jesus

  3. I am a manager at USAA and have the had the great pleasure and privilege of working with Mike since 2006. Mike is one of the finest gentlemen I have ever met and my wife Andrea and I are praying for positive outcomes as Mike battles this. I will continue to follow this blog and would love to call Mike if he can accept calls. Please, if you would, email me at dot13com@gmail.com whenever you may have an opportunity. May God Bless you both.