Happy New Year


About a year ago … they said I wouldn’t make it to Christmas so it has been livelier than I expected. I think it’s a God thing.

I want to thank those who kept us in their thoughts or prayers.

A good friend, Mary, popped over to drop some DVDs off and she said I look healthy for someone who’s supposed to be dying! I took that as a compliment.

I’m getting used to the breathing machine (BiPAP). I can now sleep for 3 hours with it on.

On Christmas day the family came round to our place bringing an entire Christmas dinner from as far afield as Grove and Bicester. There were 22 of them and we had a brilliant time. The oldest was Julia’s Dad at 82 and the youngest our newest nephew, Zachary, at 5 weeks and they both slept through most of it. I escaped and slept through the meal but joined everyone to open gifts which included another inflatable Jesus.

We’ve told the boys any moaning coming from the bedroom is probably me getting out of bed as it’s beginning to get really difficult. Julia says it’s my heavy head.

The collar is getting interesting as my neck gets weaker; I’ve broken two of the supports. (Must be my heavy head!)

If you’re into praying: I feel quite healthy at the moment – just tired. Breathing is getting tricky. O2 sats are normal but it’s taking more effort to breathe.

We wish you all a happy and blessed new year.

15 thoughts on “Happy New Year

  1. Maria Godebska

    I wish you a happy, hearty, healthy, and hope-filled 2019.

    I hope you find a solution to these new problems, as you have to the previous ones. Onwards and upwards. 🙂

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  2. Sue

    Mike Julia and family lovely to see your photos . Wishing you God’s richest blessings this coming 2019. You are both so positive against all the onslaughts thrown at you! and continue to amaze us with your strength and faith.

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  3. littleacorntogreatoak

    Love your blog Mike. You and Julia always bring so much joy and hope. The type that is an overflow of what only Jesus can give you. Thanks for always sharing so openly so we can understand what you’re going through and know how to pray. Lots of love to you from Jonny, Isaac and me xxx

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  4. Ana Bailey

    Hi Michael. Happy New Year. I’m glad that you continue to defy “them” and enjoy time with your family. Looks like you had a great time over Christmas. Thank you for keeping your blog updated. Its lovely to read and get an insight into the lives of you and your family. Thoughts and prayers with you as we journey into 2019 x

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