Wednesday, July 30, 2008

More News!!

Mike received a call on Monday from the pastor in Beeville, Texas. We will be going down August 23 for Mike to lead a back-to-school gathering for the youth that he is also planning!! He will also lead the short introduction for the youth Sunday school. This will allow the committee to view Mike’s teaching/speaking. If they do not have any other reservations at that time, he will go down one more time in view of a call. The committee is supposed to meet between August 24 and September 1 to decide if they will bring him back in view of a call.

We are so excited about this direction. When we visited Beeville, we got such a sense of belonging. With a few of the ladies, I felt I'd known them forever. They really reminded me of the support group of adults that I had as a high school student. The committee has some great things in mind for the youth group and the future youth pastor and we are excited about the possbility of joining them. What they want for their youth group is what we have always felt a youth group should be.

We will have a CRAZY week and a half the end of August. If you haven't read the previous posting, Mike is having surgery August 28 in Dallas. That is the week directly following our trip to Beeville. We are still working on all the logistics for that! Please keep us in your prayers through all the transition and medical issues.

Friday, July 25, 2008

We have a date set!!

Mike has an appointment August 27 with a doctor in Dallas for his consultation. His surgery will be the next day. We were told he should be able to go home the next day. This particular doctor specializes in this and will use a scope to insert a shunt to drain his cyst off of his pancreas. Mike was so releaved that there won't be an incision.

Thank you all for your prayers and concern. We are praying that this surgery will help resolve his medical problems. It has been quite an ordeal!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Thank you for being a friend...

We lost a Golden Girl this week....Estelle Getty passed away. I LOVED "The Golden Girls" when I was younger (and every now and again these days). I remember watching it at my Nana and Dad Dad's house right before another show that I LOVED but I can't remember the name of it! It was about a doctor whose daughters lived with him and he had a dog...anyone? lol...anyway, I loved Estelle's character's quick whit. She was hilarious! Anyway, just wanted to say a little something about a little lady...

Mike's medical information is being sent to a doctor in Dallas. They should be contacting us in a few days. Dr. Patel told Mike to call him if we did not hear from the new doctor within 2 days. We should know more in the next few days.

On a different note--how crazy is Hurricane Dolly? My friend Angela was vacationing with her family in South Padre...thankfully they left Tuesday morning to head inland. I saw a few pictures online today but not many. I pray there wasn't much damage to the coast.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Odds and Ends

Mike is having his MRI (actually an MRCP) done as I type this. Of course, we won't know any results until next week but this is the first step to scheduling his surgery.

We are going with my mom, Craig, and my sister to the movies tonight...WE ARE SUPER EXCITED! We are going to see The Dark Knight. And we were smart! We already have tickets! Yea for presales!! It is going to be really interseting to see Heath Ledger's character. It is such a sad situation that he isn't around to see the final product.

I got to go to the Grand Opening of Maurice's in Midland last night...for anyone who doesn't know, I LOVE Maurice's! Kate was brave enough to go with me and it was a nice time. Not only did I get to catch up with my buddy but I got a few new digs and jewelry! Plus, Kate's the kind of friend that will answer truthfully to the dreaded question, "Does this make my butt look big??" Good times!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My sister scanned this picture and sent it to seems like so long ago...but in a good way! So much has happened in the last 4 years and 2 months--to the day!! (I'm going to have to tell Mike, "Happy 4 year, 2 month anniversary!!" lol)
Just wanted to share this picture with you all!
OH, on an update note, Mike is having his MRCP (MRI) done this Friday morning (7/19)--keep him in your prayers!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Mike had an EDG done today. The results were good in the fact that they confirmed what the dr. thought was going on. He has cysts on his pancreas that are pushing on his small intestine, causing his food not to digest properly. The cyst is also affecting his liver numbers by cutting off something else...don't remember all of the details on that. He will most likely have an MRI done and then probably Dallas. That is all down the road. We'll keep you posted..

Friday, July 11, 2008


So...I'm sitting at work, waiting on five o'clock...and started messing with my photobucket account. I haven't looked at the pictures I have saved on that account in a long time. It is so interesting to me how you can look back at a picture and remember either all of the positive things about that time in your life or all the negative things. Although I am negative more than I'd like to admit, I caught myself remembering all of the positive things about those times. A lot of the pictures were of Georgia and I caught myself REALLY missing Georgia: the people, the weather, the smells, the sounds...I think I just need a trip back! Mike and I have talked about visiting GA since we left 2 years ago (WOW!! it's only been 2 years???) but have yet to make it there. I hope to go soon...maybe in the next 2 years or so. We'll see! Until then, I'll have to make due with my photobucket pictures and memories of the people, the weather, the smells, the sounds...

Thursday, July 10, 2008


The MIKEANDCYMBRE blog is back in session!!

I'm not sure why I abandoned the blogspot...maybe it was that my life seemed more under control and didn't require as much communication...maybe I just got lazy...who knows! No matter the cause, I'm hoping to be more proactive about writing.

If you're reading this, feel priveleged! I'm not "shouting it from the rooftops" that I'm using the site again. Mike and I have always had so many people involved in our lives (not in a bad way) and I'm beginning to see the beauty of not sharing EVERYTHING with EVERYONE! It is a hard habit to break! I run into people from my past and don't hesitate to share all of our current details with them...I guess I've always been like that! Knowing that only a "few" of you know that I'm updating the blog, I feel good about sharing...but I'm also not naive to think stuff on here is private. lol...

Anyway, Mike and I are excited to say that God may be leading us to a new destination. He has interviewed with a church in South Texas and they are doing further reference checking. We hear this is normal from some of our minister friends. It's nice to have people who know how things go with ministry! Sometimes it's like Greek to me! :)

Well, this is it for my first posting back...hope you all enjoy!