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May 10, 2006
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  1. randy buist says:

    We hope you sleep well friend.

  2. Sh33p says:

    Praise God. I can’t imagine how hard it was to leave your son tonight. Hearing you describe it definitely gave me a hitch. But know that he is in both loving and capable hands while you’re not with him. May tomorrow (today?) continue to be joyous.

  3. dawnrw says:

    I’d really like to pray for these babies by name . . . do they have them yet?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Mike, I’m so glad to hear your daughter is doing well and I’m anxious along with you for developments with your son. Thanks for posting updates. Thinking of you all, Maranda

  5. Liz says:


    I’m sure it was horrible to leave the family behind. But remember that you MUST take care of yourself… rest as much as you can, eat well, try to find some space (even if in small ways in odd moments) to let yourself unwind and recharge.

    It may seem selfish to do these things for yourself. But it’s really, really in the best interests of the whole of family. They need you now… and that means they need you strong, rested, and well. If you let yourself get so run down that you get sick… what good is that?

    So, remember, being the great father that I know you are means being good to yourself, too!

    I’m glad to hear your daughter is doing so well. It also sounds like the move was good for your son.

    How is Stacy? Was the surgery easy (well, as easy at surgery can be?) How is the pain?


    Let me know if you need anything!


  6. emmegab says:

    Mike and Stacy, how thankful we are that your babies are here! I look for a new podcast at least once an hour, so it was wonderful to hear your latest, first thing this morning. I’m praying conTINually that God will give you peace and hope the likes of which you’ve never seen.

  7. P3T3RK3Y5 says:

    thanks for the new post this AM

  8. timthewelsh says:

    We’re thanking God and still praying for you all.

    Much love, and warm British beer be with you.

    Tim, Greta, Cerys and Addien.

  9. erin says:

    Thanks for keeping us up to date, Mike! You sound tired on this one… hope you slept well. Congrats on fatherhood and a special Shalom to all the family.

  10. WMS says:

    prayed for you on the commute many times this morn.

  11. Anonymous says:

    We have prayed and I am enlisting friends to add there voice as well.

  12. Mike Croghan says:

    Still praying, and I’ve enlisted some Episcopalian prayer power from Holy Comforter too. :-) I ditto what Liz said: take care of yourself, brother.

  13. Dawn in Chicago says:

    Sending continued love and prayers!

  14. Julie says:

    Congratulations Stavlunds. Thanks so much for taking time to share the moment with all of us.

  15. P3T3RK3Y5 says:

    mike and stacy. our hearts are with yours.

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