An update for all my peeps…

Uhm where to start?  First of all thank you all I love each of you so much. For every single act of love, word or verse of encouragement. I can’t convey for a single moment what the gravity of your outreach has meant to my family and myself. The sweet words have been such a light for me and I have you all to thank.
My writing is faulty and I send my my condolences for the interpretation head ache.
So about 36 weeks in to the pregnancy, things got pretty scary in terms of being unable to function independently. I didn’t know how to drive, my right from left, stupid things like that.  Post partum, things just got worse. After a lot of confusion and some massive headaches landed me in the ER, we found out there was in fact a baseball size tumor on my back part of my brain. God’s faithfulness provided so perfectly a team of doctors, support system I could have never dared to dream about through a church family and friends who have completely bathed me in Gods loving hands. We don’t have any info other than they had to take it out. We get the patholology report this week or next.
God is much bigger than I dare assume, and I will trust in His restorative plan that He has set in place. I will do my best to keep you all updated as we learn the results and learn what the implications of this are, but in the midst of this please continue to offer prayers of thanksgiving and for all that He has already provided in His merciful and righteous hands. I love you all and am so overcome by the love you have shown.
Lastly and most importantly, I need to thank my ROCK of a loving husband who has been by side loving me taking care of me and protecting me this whole time without ceasing.  My parents and my loving in laws who have just bent over backwards to ensure each and every need is met with abundance. I can’t begin to describe the feeling of serenity to know how deeply loved I am and the priviledge that comes with being your wife, daughter, friend…God is love. xo
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  • Reply Heather Carlson February 17, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Our God is GOOD and FAITHFUL! You’re such an encouragement to me, Michelle, as you continue to trust God through all this and remember that He is in control. Love you and will continue to pray for you!

  • Reply N.A. Winter February 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm


    You don’t know me, but I wanted to let you know what an encouragement you have been to me as well. Hearing of your confidence and trust in our Lord, all the while giving thanksgiving for how He has provided and blessed you, is a wonderful reminder to do the same – both in the crises and the everyday situations of life. I have and will continue to be praying for you – that God would graciously provide good news when the pathology results are reported, and that whatever the outcome of those results, that you would continue to faithfully lean on Him. May He be your delight, your fortress and your continued deliverer. May His peace that passes all understanding continue to fill you and direct your thoughts.

    May His blessing be poured out on you!

  • Reply Christie Elliott February 17, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    We love you and are praying for you and your family daily. xoxo

  • Reply The Fesslers February 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Love you Michelle! We will continue to pray… Thanks for the amazing example you are. Might I just add that that thing is HUGE!


  • Reply Chiara February 17, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Love you, Michelle! Thank you for the update. I am so glad you know God has you in your hand, and we are all here for you!

  • Reply Lucia M. February 17, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    That looks like an impossible-to-operate tumor!!! God is so much bigger than anything!! We’ve been praying for you and are so thankful God has responded!!

  • Reply The Singers February 17, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks so much for the update!! Continuing to praise God with you. We will continue praying for your recovery and whatever path that takes you. I am so blessed by your strength and perseverance through this unbelievably difficult trial. I know our God is good and to him be all Glory and Honor and praise!!!! Xxxooo. Can’t wait to see you!!!

  • Reply Gaylyn February 17, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Hi Michelle,
    By the way,my middle name is Michelle. Do you know it means “godly woman”…..much for us to aspire to live up to,right??? You do not know me,but I learned about you and your prayer request via Chiara Hawley whom I admire and adore. I got to witness the outpouring of prayers and support and I am glad to see your Biblical faith through this trial. May God continue to be glorified in and through you. I pray that the worst is behind you and your sweet family!!!
    Gaylyn Haas

  • Reply Leslie Linstra February 17, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Praising God for your faithfulness, and with tears of joy, I pour out thanks to Him for watching after you and your family. I cannot begin to tell you what a impact you have made to not only me, but so many you love you and have witnessed your unwavering glory to God through this trial. The thankfulness you have shown and desire to give God the glory in this is truly inspiring. You are a light and proof of God’s faithfulness and steadfast love. He upholds His promises and never leaves us in our darkest moments. Continuing to pray for you every step of the way. It is a joy to call you a friend and sister in Christ. I love you, Michelle! ~ Leslie

  • Reply Jessica O'Connell February 17, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    You are such a blessing to us all Michelle! We continue to bring your needs to the foot of the cross. We are in pure thankfulness at who God is and what he has already done! Stay strong my friend!!

  • Reply Christiane Williams February 18, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    My sweet inspiring ATAPAT friend, who is resting in the loving hands of her Father reminding herself daily that nothing is by accident, but all things in your life are with a purpose having an intentional arrangement, set by a good, faithful and constantly loving God who has the sun held in place and intimately knows your every need. You are daily casting your cares upon him and using this circumstance as a platform to display God’s power in your weakness and that indeed for each day his grace is sufficient. Your peace as you trust God has been brightly displayed for the outside world for both those who have an increased hope in our God by your faith and then those who have no hope see your confidence in the HOPE of Christ – may your faithfulness to trust God continue to impact many lives around you for eternity. Praying for God to continue to strengthen you and hold you tightly in his loving embrace. With love and prayers – Christiane

  • Reply Shelley February 28, 2012 at 6:00 am

    Wow Michelle. Your strength through all this is truly inspiring. Praying for your continued strength. Hugs.

  • Reply Nancy Weck April 3, 2022 at 2:48 pm

    Hi Michelle, I’m a friend of Jan Brown. I have been praying for you for years. I am beyond excited and thankful to hear about your last surgery. God is amazing!
    I know your mom too. ?

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