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#964782 - 04/20/08 12:12 AM Michelle's answered prayers
guess Offline
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Registered: 07/11/04
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Loc: N.texas
For those that have missed what’s been going on, Michelle took deathly ill March 17th. We came closer to loosing her than I ever want to come again. She was admitted to the hospital the day before Turkey Season opened and her 1 prayer was that she would be able to turkey hunt this season, something she looks forward to each year. Well today April 19 she told me she was going to hunt if it killed her. I thought hard and checked a spot about noon to see if there was any turkey activity there. Sure enough there was evidence that they had been strutting there a lot. As the day wore on Michelle almost decided not to go, she was just wore out. I told her that we would just get out a drive around or walk for a short bit if she liked. At 7 pm we pulled into the area near the strut zone. I was able to drive to within 20 yards of the area, go park the truck and walk back. As I got there I struck up the slate and got 2 gobbles right away. I set the decoys less than 20 feet in front of us so I wouldn’t be seen. We got set up and called some more. They were coming hard now! I saw the first bird out at about 20 yards, but the grass was so tall I couldn’t see the beard. His tail looked like a jakes. Michelle passed him and moved to the second bird. At that time I noticed the first bird had a good beard and the second had a tail like a jake also. So I told her to shoot the first one. She squeezed the trigger on her 12 gauge and down he went! I had begged her to use the 20 gauge because I was afraid the 12 would hurt her as much weight as she has lost, but no dice she wouldn’t give up her 12. At 5 minutes and 32 seconds into the hunt she had taken a bird with a 10 3/8 inch beard, 1 inch spurs and weighed 20 pounds. Talk about answered prayers! She later told me that even though the second bird had a jakes tail he had a lot thicker and very long beard. We took pictures and headed for the truck, she had to stop and rest a couple of times over a 70 yard walk, but she was very thankful just to be out.

I think this day rates in the top 10 of the happiest days of My life and remember I have 5 kids and married to a great woman, so that puts this day way up there!

Michelle asked me to give an extra special thanks to all that have been praying for her. It has meant so much to her.

Michelle Giving thanks



I think this one shows how much weight she has lost.





My reward:

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#964783 - 04/20/08 12:31 AM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: guess]
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Registered: 02/04/04
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Loc: S.W. Utah
Man! This puts a lump in my throat. Great story and pictures. Great bird! Michelle does look a tad weak. Best fatten her up before taking on the hogs.

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she had to stop and rest a couple of times over a 70 yard walk, but she was very thankful just to be out.




What a jerk! Next time YOU carry the gun and bird! Sheese!

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#964784 - 04/20/08 12:33 AM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: Weasel-UT]
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Loc: N.texas
shoot weas, I looked like a pack mule! don't make me take pictures!
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#964785 - 04/20/08 03:01 AM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: guess]
Okanagan Offline
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Registered: 02/17/02
Posts: 714
Wow! Wonderful story and answer to prayer. That's grace ladled out with a big spoon. Am so tickled here that I am grinning at the computer screen.

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#964786 - 04/20/08 04:52 AM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: Okanagan]
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Registered: 07/26/01
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Loc: Mt.Zion, Illinois USA
Hey Glenn and especially Michelle!


FAN-tastic! That is what we've all been praying for and will continue to pray for until Michelle is all well. Nothing like being out in nature's beauty with family and the ones we love!

Nikonut
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#964787 - 04/20/08 04:54 AM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: Okanagan]
Nikonut Offline
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Double posted!

I'm so happy to see this I must has hit the submit button twice!
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#964788 - 04/20/08 08:53 AM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: Nikonut]
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Loc: So. IL
Awesome story...HE truly is worthy of our praise.
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#964789 - 04/20/08 08:54 AM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: guess]
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Loc: S. Texas
Praise God! Prayers continue for her speedy and complete recovery.

Regards,
hm
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#964790 - 04/20/08 09:01 AM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: guess]
doggin coyotes Offline
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Way to go Michell.
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#964791 - 04/20/08 09:15 AM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: doggin coyotes]
Abolthunterwssm Offline
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Registered: 09/18/07
Posts: 647
Loc: 704, NC
mathew 21:22 "all things you ask in prayer, believing, you shall recieve."

it's great to hear she was able to get out! God has a way of working everything out, but only in His time.

take care!
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#964792 - 04/20/08 09:30 AM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: Abolthunterwssm]
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Registered: 04/20/08
Posts: 5
Loc: Shrewveport, La.
it is tough to type, and wipe tears away at the same time. glad to hear she is getting well.

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#964793 - 04/20/08 11:15 AM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: Bench]
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Congrat's!
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#964794 - 04/20/08 11:15 AM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: Bench]
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Registered: 12/24/07
Posts: 611
Loc: Central Washington
Congratulations to Michelle for the fine looking bird and her determination to get one. Glad to hear she's perking up. Glenn, maybe Michelle is hinting that she wants something other than all that hog meat you've been feeding her!!!
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#964795 - 04/20/08 01:45 PM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: Big10gauge]
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Thanks for sharing that with us.
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#964796 - 04/20/08 07:46 PM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: Rim_Runner]
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Registered: 06/11/07
Posts: 307
Loc: Wisc
That is truly awesome.

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#964797 - 04/20/08 08:01 PM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: jbfastcat]
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#964798 - 04/20/08 08:54 PM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: 6mm06]
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That's awesome Glenn. Made my day.
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#964799 - 04/20/08 09:12 PM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: redeyeddawg]
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Loc: Mankato MN
Nice bird, I'm glad the good Lord gave you the strength to get out and do what you enjoy. Keep the faith Michelle.
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#964800 - 04/20/08 09:34 PM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: STUMP49]
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I'm so happy for the two of you!
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#964801 - 04/20/08 11:00 PM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: R Buker]
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Just go's to show that the Lord puts nothing before you that you can't handle. Glad to see things are getting better.

Chupa

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#964802 - 04/21/08 12:33 AM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: Chupathingy]
greg223 Offline
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Best thread I have seen here in quite awhile. To God be the glory!
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#964803 - 04/21/08 01:15 AM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: Chupathingy]
Jay Nistetter Offline
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Registered: 04/22/01
Posts: 1928
Loc: Arizona
Truly one of the best stories you've written.
I am a little choked up at the wonderful news.
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#964804 - 04/21/08 10:23 AM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: Chupathingy]
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Loc: Bells Texas
Great story, great pictures, The good Lord was looking down on the both of you for this special day and moument. So glad Michelle is feeling better, Prayers will continue for her complete and speedy recovery. Tony
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#964805 - 04/21/08 04:05 PM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: guess]
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Registered: 03/13/06
Posts: 146
Loc: Lancaster County, PA
Michelle, there's no one on the planet that I could be happier for, right now. I knew you would be determined to go turkey hunting. All I could do was pray that you would get better and there you were, thinking about hunting turkeys while you were in the hospital and we were text messaging, that night. There is no one else, quite like MY wonderful Michelle!!!

As I read the story, for the first time, one eye cried happy for you and the other one sad. It pulls my heart strings when I think about how bad, you really got. Then for you to be back out doing what you live for, is pure inspiration. I love your gobbler, he's a beauty. I love you girl and your complete recovery is of urgency to those of us, who enjoy reading about a very special....YOU!!!
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#964806 - 04/22/08 11:19 AM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: guess]
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Words can't describe how I feel reading this! God can do amazing things for folks... Michelle, you will continue to be in my prayers. Your full recovery will come, but this is the best way to start it out! Congrats and (continued) God Bless!
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#964807 - 04/22/08 10:09 PM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: Chupathingy]
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Loc: New Mexico
That is SO cool.
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#964808 - 04/22/08 10:28 PM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: NM_HighPlains]
Lonnie Offline
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Posts: 2229
Loc: Stillwater, OK USA
Thanks for sharing the story and the pictures. I'm praying all her strength returns soon.
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#964809 - 04/23/08 12:51 PM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: Chupathingy]
JC Offline
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Registered: 05/10/01
Posts: 927
Loc: Western Wyo.
Perfect.
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#964810 - 04/24/08 09:45 PM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: guess]
Killin_Carp Offline
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Registered: 02/13/07
Posts: 61
Loc: Upstate NY
Congrats on an awesome hunt!

Best Wishes,
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#964811 - 04/27/08 05:49 PM Re: Michelle's answered prayers [Re: Chupathingy]
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 1417
Loc: Oregon
Very nice!
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