Thursday, December 28, 2006


What a day yesterday was. I will, once I get everything together, post on the blog a synapsis of the service last night. It was quite an emotional experience for me and many others also. Moriah made an appearance at the service, which was very cool. Thank you Windmill Manor. Thank you also to Hills Bank and to the family of Hawkeye Harry Robbins for providing the Roses. What a great group of people. Many thanks to Pastor Dave and Rex for their support and leading the service.

Not anything new to report on Mojo, she seemed to handle the trip to Church well. We hope to do more of this type of thing, so who knows where she might show up. They were concerned with some congestion in her lungs, but a trip to good ol UIHC and some tests came up negative.

"It's hard to seperate a boy from the Blues""
John Prine

I didn't ask Maureen one of Moriah's best friends if I could post this but I'm going to go ahead and do it. Cuz Maureen's in Costa Rica, having a good time I'm sure.

Maureen's favorite things about Moriah

The way she walks into a room knowing she is one of the most beautiful women in the room.

She does not care what people think of her.

Moriah can talk me into anything but never pressure me.

Moriah leaves voicemails that start with, "Hey Mo, it's Mo."

Moriah supports all of my decisions even if they aren't the best decisions because she has faith I will land on my feet.

Moriah can make friends with anyone! Just the two of us would go out with the sole purpose of making new friends.

She holds my hand during hard times and jumps for joy when life is good.

Moriah's laugh fills a room. I can still hear it and often think, "Moriah would love to be here and I would love her to be here too."

Moriah is the glue of our friendships.

Though my faith and strength have waned over this year, I know Moriah's hasn't and this keeps me going.

You have a choice to be bitter or better.

How cool is that??
God Bless you Maureen.


Friday, December 22, 2006


Not a lot new with Mojo. She still looks good and has had her eyes open most of the time. I did seem to get her to move her left arm a couple of times on Monday. She seems to know what's going on but it's very hard to tell as her responses are inconsistent. Many, Many thanks to all of you who keep visiting her. It means a ton.

The memorial/prayer service is set for Wednesday Evening 12-27-06 at 6:30 p.m. at Christ the King!! Lutheran Church in Iowa City. It is located at the corner of Mormon Trek Blvd and Melrose Avenue. If anyone would like to say a few words or share a story about Mary and Moriah or our family please let me know.
We're also going to plant a cross at the accident site around 4 o'clock or so on Wednesday the 27th. Anyone is welcome. You can park in the parking lot to the west of 965 and walk over. This is of course weather permitting.

I'll be out of town for Christmas with my family. Hope to see many of you next week. Again I can be reached at 319 400 4423.

Have a blessed Christmas.

Friday, December 15, 2006


Just wanted to let everyone know that the Memorial/Prayer service for Moriah and Mary will be @6:30 p.m. at Christ the King!! Lutheran Church in Iowa City on Wednesday December 27th. Should be a great time to remember the lives of these two great ladies.
God Bless

Thursday, December 14, 2006


I got a couple of squeezes out of Moriah's hand this morning so that was cool. Who knows?? Keep the faith. She still looks good and even had some ear rings in this week. Thanks girls!
I continue to visit her just about on a daily basis. Many thanks to all of you who have visited her also. Special thanks to Connie Betcher for the Christmas tree.

We're planning a Memorial/Prayer/Inspirational service to honor Mary and Moriah, the week after Christmas. I will get you the details when we have finalized the plans. It will be held at the church. If you have any ideas or would like to say something or speak, please let me know.

Kathy Baack, Mary's good friend from high school and one of her bridesmaids has been diagnosed with a pretty wide spread case of cancer. Please keep her and Darwin and their family in your prayers.

My pain and problems keep me chained
And my troubled heart makes me weak
I'll wait for You to comfort me
And in You I know I'll find my strength

Third Day Song ,Eagles Album, Wherever You Are

God Bless
Keep the Faith
Don't give up the fight
Yah Mon

Thursday, December 07, 2006


Not a lot new with Moriah. She has a bit of a cold so that is being watched. She still looks pretty good, no skin breakdown which is amazing. Has had her eyes open on just about every visit this past week. It's difficult for me to believe that we are coming up on the one year anniversary of this tragedy. I guess Ol father time waits for no one. We continue to pray and hope that something good happens. Again I thank all of you who have stood by in this fight. It is an unplanned struggle that could not be done alone.

I wait for the Lord, my soul
and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
more than those who watch
for the morning.

Psalm 130

I checked out Indigenous at The Mill last night with Matt"Maintenance Man" Lawrence and about 20 of our friends. Okay maybe 15 of our friends, well actually I didn't know anybody else. And beside the staff and the first band maybe there were 6 of us. Kind of a shame as this is an internationally know band. One heck of a show.

I'm heading down to the lake for a few days. The weather of last week wreaked havoc on many of the boat docks on the lake. Sunken boats and docks and zillions of dollars of damage. Sounds like my place is ok. Hope to get some work done outside but looks like the weather may put a damper on that.

Danielle will be home the week after Christmas, so I am looking forward to that.

The true reason for the season.
God Bless
Talk to you all next week