Sunday, May 31, 2009


Mike turns 55 today! I thought I would take a picture of Mike in his new birthday outfit (not suit!) We went shopping yesterday and found some great new clothes for Mike at the Hamilton Crossing shopping area. It was nice to get away for the afternoon and spend time driving on such a beautiful day.

I don't know, but I am thinking we are being blessed with beautiful days so Mike can sit outside and relax and rejuvinate. If some of you think you are responsible, that's ok too:) Mike is taking a nap right now and enjoying Rudy's company outside.

We had a great experience at church this morning... One of our missionaries spoke on the topic of overcoming trials in our lives. One of our favorite people provided some breath taking music. And another of our dear friends spoke on increasing our faith. We feel the messages were especially for us.

We recognize the need for each of us to serve one another as we go throughout trials in our lives. We hope that soon, Mike and I will be back into a position where we can help lighten your loads and help carry your burdens. I am reminded of the verse in Matthew... "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." We feel right now as you serve us you are truly serving the Savior... Your lives will be blessed because of it. Thank you...

Now,on with the birthday celebration today!


  1. Charlotte Vining StradlingMay 31, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday dear Miiiiikkkkkkeeeeeee!!!!
    Happy Birthday to yoo-hoo!

    And many more!!!

    Have a WONDERFUL day!!
    The Stradlings

  2. Happy Birthday Mike! Hope you enjoy a beautiful day with your family!
    Cindy, Jeff & Chelsesa

  3. Happy Birthday Brother Dear! I love you so much. You look great in your pic with your new duds.

    I'm praying for you and Nance often and find peace in knowing your outlook is so positive and your confidence in the doctors/treatments is 100%. God knows your needs and will no doubt see you thru this battle every step of the way.

    I had to stop by my office on the way home from church to check on the blog. I'll close now...the rest of my message is in your birthday cards!

    Love and Happy Birthday!

    Sis (Jan)

  4. Happy Birthday Mike.
    Glad to read you are doing so much and taking charge of your situation.
    A week at the Outer Banks sounds like a great time. While you're sitting on the beach--keep an eye open for an old pair of my glasses. A wave caught them a couple of years back and maybe the old man of the sea is done with them! :-}

  5. Happy Happy Happy Birthday!
    With love from the Tschuors:)

  6. We hope you've had a wonderful birthday, Mike! You look great in your photos! We're checking the blog each day and have so appreciated updates on your health and healing. Thanks again, Nancy, for doing such a much-appreciated job of updating all of us.
    Best wishes,
    Anita and Tom Kishel

  7. Happy Birthday MIke! I knew I liked you years ago. We're born in the same year - 53. did you know that forever and ever the world will celebrate all those born in 1953? Just notice the next time you are on the highway and driving past the semis. There is a BIG 53 on the drivers side of every trailer just behind the cab. My grandchildren comment every time they see 53! So happy double nickle birthday dear friend. Let the celebration continue!

    Karen C

  8. Mike,
    Happy Birthday! Hope your day was wonderful and there are many more Birthday's to come!!


  9. Mike,
    Happy Birthday. You look great and so do Maggie and Will.
    Chris and Mel

  10. Happy Birthday Mike.