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Lisa Schubert

Good Luck! I say I am glad they are getting the show on the road so you can recover sooner. I know it is scary, however you have already gone through the worst of all of this and this is a step to get your step back!!! Hang in there. Prayers continued, we love you and we are pulling for you! Not a day goes by that one of us doesn't say "come on Joanne". XOXOXOX Lisa and my Schubert clan. ;0)FAITH, HOPE,and LOVE!


You and your family continue to amaze me... still praying for all of you and thanking you for your continued inspiration.

Liz Reeves

Wow! 32 degrees & snow! That's crazy since it was close to 90 here in East TX today!

Praying for you as you near the surgery date!


Hope you have some fun talking with your GF and enjoy yourself your on the ups. Shine Bright Today and Forever. Your friend

Kathy Rivera

By the time the anniversary date of the stroke arrives you will be well into your healing from the surgery! What a year, dear sister! God has the whole map for the whole journey. Continuing to pray for each step!

Kathy in Idaho
No snow but lows in the 20s at night!

Patty McCabe

Praying for you and the family.


I will be praying for you. I am kind of glad to hear of your move up date. Only because when I saw the initial date I thought of how close that was to Christmas. Maybe with the move up you will be feeling much better by Christmas, and will be able to enjoy the festivities better. You and the family are continually in my prayer. Keep up the good work. You are such an inspiration to all of us!


I was thinking the same as Crystal. :)
I am so glad Christy is coming for a visit! Yeah! Wish it was me.
BTW-It is already so cold here the Buttercup the Cow's water is frozen in the mornings when I go out to milk. Maybe I will just be milking ice cream soon!!!
Miss you so!

Paula Romer

Hi Joanne-I'll be praying for you and added your surgery date to my calendar. We'll pray for strength and resolve, peace and comfort as you recover. I hope you have been able to enjoy the beauty of fall. I've thought about you alot this Autumn-knowing how much you love the season.
Enjoy this snowy day. We've just stayed inside in our jammies being cozy today. Have a great visit with Christi. I'm sure the girls will love being with their friend, too. Love ya! Paula Romer

Perfecting Pru

Hi Joanne, I've been keeping track of how you are progressing. Good luck with the surgery in a couple of weeks and have fun with your friends. I'm sure I read that Denver already has a lot of snow - enjoy!

Kim Feth

Adding the date to the calendar for more prayers your way!
Kim Feth
Apex, NC


I just found your blog, but your strength is inspiring. I'm praying for you and your family.


Just sitting and talking to someone you love is one of the best things in the world. Will keep your surgery date in mind to send up prayers from now throughout that day.


Hope you are having a great week. lots of Love from Maine, Rena


Please email me! I have a question about your blog! :)

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