Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

We are anxious to get this year behind us... 2009 won't go down as one of our favorite years! We are looking forward to a new start in 2010, however. There is much to look forward to. Mike is making steady progress, albeit slow. The last few days have been rather hard on him as our friend with the same disease died last week. Yesterday I attended a lovely memorial service for her. She was a remarkable person. Mike was eager to hear about it. We were able to share some positive thoughts last night.

Mike got a pretty bad headache while at therapy yesterday and didn't feel like going this morning. I think he needs some extra sleep. He has had some anxiety, lots of late nights and lots of holiday activity. Rest always helps.

We want all of you to know that we have treasured your kindness and service this past year. We could not have come this far without you. We love our family more than we ever thought possible. Each has offered a measure of service that is unique and appreciated.

Please help us with the fight in 2010... May each of you be blessed in your lives.


  1. Mike,

    Have a gretat 2K10! Hopefully this year will give you new inspiration and get all of this behind you. I keep reading your web site and you seam to keep making good progress. As one of best people I know...I always think of you and pull for you..Jim Kratzat

  2. Happy New Year.
    This will be the best year ever for all of
    you. I can feel it.


  3. Nancy and Mike,
    Happy New Year!!! Whatever the new year holds for you I am quite certain you will take the challenge head on and make it seem simpler than it is to the rest of us! I am hoping and praying for Miracles when it comes to Mike's health, Nancy I am praying and wishing for good health and calmness for you in 2010! You are two of the strongest, most loving people that I know and you deserve many days, months and years filled with love, happiness, good health and family surrounding you.

    love and hugs,

  4. Mike and Nancy,
    Best wishes for a better 2010. During the past 3-4 years, we have had a motto for the year... i.e. great in 08, fine in 09 and for this year I have decided it will be zen in 10. After living among the Asian Cultures the past several years, there is great value in the Tao way, letting life flow like a stream of water. We love you and wish both of you the ability to cope with the coming challenges.


    Warren and Marueen

  5. Happy New Year to your entire family!
    Love and hugs, Mike, Sue and Rudy

  6. Glad to hear you are making progress. My thoughts and love are with you! Always happy to check in and see how you are.

    Sending you some sunshine!!