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Posted 2018-05-05T12:48:49Z

Hello 61!

I thought this would be a good day to send out an update on Rob because today is his 61st birthday.  We have shared many birthdays together, but none as treasured as this one.

It will be six months on the 15th since Rob’s stroke.  To say that I am in awe of his termination would be an understatement. He has, as his friend Nick has said, an “inner grit” that keeps him moving forward.  He has gone from a hemi walker, to a four-legged cane, and now a regular cane.  More and more often around the house, I see him trying to walk without any assistance.  People ask me if Rob will make a full recovery and the answer is no one knows but God above. I do know that he has come a very long way and we are very thankful for his progress and for all the prayers that continue to be said for his continued healing.

Rob and I have been blessed through the years to have enjoyed a wonderful marriage.  We have often said after going through life’s up and downs together that it brought us closer and made our love stronger.  Today as I write this post I can’t imagine loving him more than I do right now.  I am so proud of him and so honored to be his wife.  

Join me today in the joy of being able to celebrate Rob's 61st birthday!  Here's to you, Rob! 

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Comments (28)

  • Lauren Cody
    Lauren Cody

    Happy Birthday Rob! Keep up the good fight and wishing you many, many more! Lauren and Brian Cody

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Timothy Lloyd
    Timothy Lloyd

    Happy birthday, Roberto! Wish we could celebrate with you. Hope to see you soon! Tim & Lisa

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Gloria north
    Gloria north

    This was so uplifting to read. It has been amazing to witness the recovery that Rob has made and to see what a witness you both are on walking with the Lord through the challenges of life. Hope this day is filled with birthday blessings!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Jim Gray
    Jim Gray

    Happy birthday my friend! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Jim

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Jeff Kleinschmidt
    Jeff Kleinschmidt

    Feliz Cumplianos mi amigo! Enjoy your big day and hope we can see each other very soon! Keep up the hard work on your road to recovery! Jeff & Isolina

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Erika Jones
    Erika Jones

    Happy Birthday Rob! In one of my devotions last week I read that when you share your testimony you are lending your faith to others. Thank you Cynthia and Rob for lending your faith to us! Blessings, Erika

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Mary Costolnick
    Mary Costolnick

    Happy Birthday Rob. Hoping we can get back to visit again with you guys. Have a wonderful day!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Lisa Becker
    Lisa Becker

    Happy Birthday Rob! Enjoy this very special day!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • nick reiter
    nick reiter

    Rob, Happy Birthday!! We wish you all the best. You have made an amazing recovery in a short timeframe so we know that there will be even more improvement ahead. You do have what it takes to keep moving forward. Enjoy your birthday. Love. Joan and Nick

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Connie Yawn
    Connie Yawn

    Happy, Happy Birthday Rob! So thankful for your continued progress and the blessing you and Cynthia are to so many. You are both in our prayers every day. Sending our love and very best wishes, Connie & Doug

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Danielle Pachter
    Danielle Pachter

    Happy Birthday Rob!!! Mine was on May 3! Tauruses rule with music🎶♥️ Here's to you my friend! Hi to the bestest and sweetest Cynthia too! Love you guys!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Beerman

    Beerman here... Glad to hear things are improving. I'm sure a lot of work and at times frustrating, but Keep on Keepin on!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Beerman

    Happy Birthday too!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Justin

    You are the man!!! Keep up the great work, and we wish you a fantastic birthday! Sending you lots of love😉

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Doug Geisler
    Doug Geisler

    Happy Birthday, Rob! Great to hear about your progress!!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Lynda Chase
    Lynda Chase

    Happy birthday to my brother in law that I am so proud of and so happy to celebrate Year number 61, love you bud!😘

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Kathy Beckwith
    Kathy Beckwith

    Happy Birthday, Rob! Did you don a sombrero too? I was so glad to see this update in my email box as I have been thinking of you guys so much lately. You've come a long way just in instruments of mobility!! You worked hard for it. Congratulations. I know you are both a good support to one another. And I surely can relate to the ups and down through life and marriage making the relationship and love stronger. It does! Especially, when you've been blessed as you have been with such a commitment. You are definitely one of my favorite couples. Sending love and prayers always. We'll talk soon... Kathy & Will

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Andrea Hutchinson
    Andrea Hutchinson

    Happy Birthday Rob! What a fabulous day to celebrate you and your perseverance in overcoming a daunting life event. We continue to pray for you and Cynthia and are in awe as you work together as a team so supportively and beautifully. You are role models of Jesus love each and every day. Congratulations Rob and Cynthia and we love you! Andrea and Dick

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Tim Van Driessche
    Tim Van Driessche

    Happy Belated Birthday Zade. Hoping too see you and Cynthia soon. Keep moving forward my friend. Tim and Vickie

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Stacey

    Happy Birthday Rob!! We are so happy to hear about your continued improvement! You are so blessed to have each other!! ENJOY!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Jaclyn Clark
    Jaclyn Clark

    Happy Birthday, Rob! Thank you for the update, Cynthia!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Sue caplia
    Sue caplia

    Happy Birthday Rob what a blessing to see your recovery under the Hand of God. Keep up the great determination. Blessings for a wonderful year. Cynthia thanks for the update such wonderful news.

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Pete Briar
    Pete Briar

    Happy Birthday Zade! Glad to hear you continue to make good progress and we look forward to seeing you sometime soon. Hope you got to have a cold one of your choice and nice piece of birthday cake. Cheers!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Nancy Varian
    Nancy Varian

    Belated Birthday greetings to Rob! We are so happy to hear that he continues on his recovery journey! Vahan & I are heading to GA tomorrow morning for 8 days of watching our Grandson while our daughter & her husband are out of town. When we get back into town, let's plan a date for the 4 of us!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Suzie Wrenne
    Suzie Wrenne

    Happy birthday Rob. What a powerful witness your are to so many. Your faith walk is amazing and we are so thankful to God for todays celebration of your life! May God continue to amaze you as you continue to make great progress in your complete healing! Sending love!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Bruce Baumhardt
    Bruce Baumhardt

    Boomer here. Happy Birthday greetings Zade from PJ and I and welcome to the 61 club. Dave Hynes chimes in as well and adds, 'Sorry I am tardy, but I had to keeeel a man'. Enjoy!!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Nancy

    Happy birthday a few days late!!! The best neighbors ever!!! xo

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Frank Fuerst
    Frank Fuerst

    Thanks for the inspiring and loving update! Give my best to Rob.

    2 years ago · Reply