Saturday, November 7, 2009

135 followers and 16,480 hits

Wendy's best friend Marissa is bringing up a laptop for Wendy tomorrow. Wendy's nurses have suggested she start using a computer to reconnect with the world and have something to take her mind off of her intense pain and long recovery.

Wendy has 135 followers and has had 16,480 hits on her blog. She will reconnect online tomorrow. Please leave a comment. Offer your words of support, love, and encouragement. 135 followers + 16,480 should equal A LOT of comments waiting for her when she visits this blog for the first time since her surgery. WELCOME WENDY!

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  1. Wendy ~
    As always I'm inspired by your strength and courage. That song by Sanctus Real "Whatever You're Doing Inside of Me" makes me think of you and how you've surrendered to God to have Him work inside of you yet one more time! You are something heavenly and are missed terribly. Take care my "neighbor". "Strike" Kat =:-)

  2. Wendy Wendy Wendy! I love you and pray for you numerous times each day...You are amazing and watching God work through you and your family is so humbling and beautiful, as it has been for the past few years that I have known you.

    MaryAnn Mayfield

  3. Oh, dear sweet are often on my mind throughout each day, and I trust God's hand with every detail of your life. Keep trusting in Him, as your love for our Lord is an amazing example to us all. The Swobe5 continues to pray for your daily needs and we want you and your family to know you will remain in our thoughts and prayers as you continue to heal. We love you, Wendy!

  4. Mrs.Manzo,
    I thought you could use a laugh. Here's a joke.
    How do you put an elephant in a the door, put it in, and close the door! How do you put a giraffe in the the door, take out the elephant, put it in the fridge and close the door! All the animals in the jungle are going to a party, but one is missing. Which one is missing...the giraffe, it's still in the fridge!You have to cross a river filled with piranhas. How do you do it...just swim across, they'll be at the party!
    And there's your joke! I hope you have a brighter day.
    Georgia and the Brights

  5. Good Morning Sweet Friend! You my dear have been instilled with such great strength from GOD. Let all your focuses be on yourself. This is the time in your life where you can be stingy and it can be ALL ABOUT WENDY!!!! Your are continuously in my thoughts and prayers. I love you (WB)...Wendy Manzo! Love, Cari Walker and Matt too!

  6. Wendy,
    Can hardly wait to see you! Please let me know how we can help out your family. Noah would love to hang with your boys for an afternoon, or we could help clean, run errands, whatever. You have so many people wanting to help your beautiful family. Please don't hesitate to ask. Still waiting for our Girl's Night Out! Love you and praying for you!
    Stephanie and the EXTENDED Patterson Family

  7. Wendy- you're doing so good and come so far! your such a brave & strong fighter! you amaze me with your grace & love for other even when your hurting. you're going to continue to heal & get stronger everyday! your boys are very bleesed to have such a special mommy! you're in my every prayer and so is your family! we love you all! xoxo The Poirot Family

  8. Wendy,
    I'm so glad you're going to have a laptop now to reconnect with the outside world! You are on my mind and heart so often throughout the day! I pray for you often! I am so glad I met you on what was otherwise a horrible day at the Well so that I can pray for you during this time! I continue to pray for healing for you physically and emotionally! Justyn Nelson

  9. I have thought about you so often and prayed for you every time God has brought you to mind. What a long road this has been. Continual pain is the worst place to be. Being in that place myself gives me so much compassion for you.
    I have been memorizing psalm 34 and these particular verses I have clung to and prayed for you also:

    Psalm 34:4-7
    I sought the Lord and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. They looked to Him and were radiant and their faces shall never be ashamed. This poor man cried and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues them.

    Continue to hold on to God's faithfulness. He is working in and through you to be a witness and a light to the people you are with.
    On the days when it feels like you're just waiting for the clock to tick by remember life's most important purpose is to enjoy the presence of God.
    Rest in comfort knowing that God is taking care of your family's needs, emotionally and physically.
    Praying for deliverance from every fear and that God would give you courage and hope for today.
    Love, Jenn Y.

  10. Peek a boo Wendy! My sister Megan Mills linked me to your blog. She said that you were one person who made her feel so welcome when she first moved to Fresno. I am praying for your quick recovery!

  11. Wendy you are an incredibly strong faithful woman! You have been on our hearts and prayers constantly and as painful as this journey has been and still is for you, God has touched so many other lives through you. I heard Kay Warren say recently "we are the visible image of the ivisible God"...Wendy you have continued to be that visible image even through your pain and healing. Trust in God, stay focused on Him and give all of your fears and worries to Him...He loves you Wendy and so do we...Cassie and Meghan say Hi...whatever you need, you let us know, you have alot of prayer warriors here for you. Love, Charlene and family

  12. Wendy we are all praying for you and following your recovery, it has become my morning ritual to get dressed for work, and see how you are doing while I eat my breakfast! You are constantly in my prayers and my heart. Stay strong and keep fighting!

  13. Wendy...I've been following your blog twice a day and finally decided I might as well join goggle so I can post you something special. Where do I begin...You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. I miss you soooooo much! You should be very proud of Skyler, he always seems to amaze me. We are all pulling for you!!!! I honor you with the "Strongest Woman Ever Award". Considering that they say God won't give us more than we can handle...I interpret this as you can handle just about anything than. LOVE YA WENDY!
    Love Karen Huling

  14. are in my thoughts all day long! You are soooo loved by so many of us! You are a true inspiration! Everyone can't wait to see you beautiful lady! Alison

  15. Holy cow, Momma Manzo! I love you tremendously and cannot stop thinking about you through my day. The Gunstream/Heath families are praying for you constantly and Abby misses our walks. She asked me to ask you to come home soon so we could pick up where we left off ;-) Im not sure you completely understand this, but you have an AMAZING amount of support behind you! Friends, family, The Well, the RB Community and MORE! Keep doing what you do, Wendy. You are going to be great, recover fully, and be better than ever. Party in the Gutter needs you back next summer, too... ;-). Cant wait to see you soon and be in communication with you even sooner!
    Much Love, EHG

  16. Hi Wendy! Our son, Kenny, attended RB the last 3 years before we moved home to Kansas. I have been following this blog and our entire family has been praying for you. Many of the posts have moved me to tears and made me so proud to have been a part of the RB community too. You have so many people all over the place praying for you and sending as much healing energy toward you as possible. Prayers for you sweet girl!
    xo, Jennifer Allred

  17. Wendy, We have a whole group of people (some who dont even know you) who are praying every single night at 9:00 pm, until you are home and well. Miss you and cant wait to see you at Bunko. No question about it you are So Loved!!!!!
    With much love and prayers
    Kate Ronlake

  18. Wendy~
    I know all of these accolades about how amazing you are really make you feel uncomfortable because that is who you are...sweet, humble Wendy! However, you need to know that God is using you in such incredible ways to move in the lives of others. Your sweet, humble, fighting spirit moves people beyond words. You are sooooooo loved and missed!! There are many of us who have committed to praying for you every evening at 9pm till you are completely healed. We are calling on the Lord to hear our prayers and heal you as well as strengthen your family. Love you Wen!!

  19. Hi Wendy! I am a friend of Katelyn's. I have been praying for you and am so proud of your progress! I can't wait for you to get home so Katelyn can introduce us! I will continue to pray for you and am looking forward to what God is going to do through this situation!! <3

  20. Wendy! You have many, MANY fans who are pulling for you, praying for healing and comfort and wishing you a full and speedy recovery. There are so many things waiting for you---Season 6 of "The Office" and a pan of freshly baked carmelitas, just to name a few. I think of you often and am following this blog closely, inspired by your strength and courage.
    All my best to you, my friend!
    Love, "Tuna"
    P.S. "Collecting is fun!"

  21. Hi Wendy!!

    I have been praying for you, Micah, the boys and everyone who has been caring for you.

    You are so blessed.

  22. Hello Dear Wendy,
    Eulis and I had such a wonderful visit with two of the cutest little boys on Wednesday. They came to visit with Grandpa and to see our fish pond. They liked it and even brought their fish game and did we ever have a fun time playing that game. Grandpa is doing such a wonderful job caring for them. We think and pray for you every day Wendy and we just hope that soon you will be through all of this. Love you dear heart. xoxoxo Eulis and Jerri Patterson

  23. Mrs. Manzo,
    You are a true inspiration and a testimony to true faith. God will bless you for your faithfulness to Him. My family and I are constantly praying for you and your family. You are so loved by everyone whose lives you have come into contact with.
    Love, Melissa Brown (Richard Bailey's mom)

  24. Mrs. Manzo,
    Our family is praying for you and following the blog daily. My Sammy is constantly asking us to check the blog to read the updates. We are praying for you and want you to know that we believe you are definitely a woman of GREAT strength. We know you are a warrior and will continue to fight. Thank you for your courage to reach out and let us know the specific prayer requests. We continue to pray for comfort, healing, peace and safety for you, your family, and the care team.
    We will continue to pray as you will continue to heal!
    The West Family (David, Christy, Matt and Sammy)

  25. Wendy..Nikolas and Chandler, and myself have been praying for you. We are always checking in on u ( so to speak) So proud of you and amazed by your faith all the time. Your struggle has touched so many lives and God is being seen!! Keep u the good work and know..God will never take you, where the grace of God won't keep you. We are praying for all of you. Rodriques Family

  26. Yes Wendy, your blog following is proof that you are truly a ROCK STAR! you are so loved and so many people are praying for you!!! I am certain that you are feeling the power of prayer coming at you. Please continue to work hard so that you can get better SOON :) Please know that there really isnt time during the day AND night that you are not on my mind. I am becoming a better bible reader thanks to you, as I am looking for verses that I know I can leave for you! So glad to know that you will be reading all of these posts! ♥Romans 8:28
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him who have been called according to his purpose
    ♥ katrina and the whole Rojas family

    November 7, 2009 5:53 PM

  27. Wendy...Jeff and I check the updates daily and you and your family are in our daily prayers. We have shared your experience with others and they too are praying for you. Your faith in god is such an inspiration for all to follow!

    Jeff,Jill,Colin (he prays for you too!) and Gianna Manfredo

  28. Dear Mrs. Manzo,
    I am sorry that you are sick and in the hospital. My name is Ian and I was a kindergarten reading buddy with your students at RiverBluff last year. You are a great teacher and I told my mom I wanted you for second grade. I hope you feel better soon. I have a shiny gold ribbon on my backpack to remind me to pray for you every day.

    Your RiverBluff Friend,
    Ian McFarland

    Hello Wendy,
    I am Ian’s mother and have heard such wonderful things about you. I am also a speech therapist for Fresno County Office of Education and work with the infant –toddler program that used to visit your home. I am sending well wishes from your FRIENDS family. You and your family are in all of our thoughts and prayers.(

    Denise McFarland

  29. Hi My "Winner"

    You Go Girl!! I'm so proud of you. I got to spoil Skyler last saturday, we had so much fun. He played on the computer, "what a smarty," but we knew that, played with the mini cars and race track and even watched Hermie. Mimi said to tell you hi, she loves you and is praying for you. I'm keeping Nana updated twice a day. She said she can't wait til you get home and give you a big gentle nana hug. I'm praying for you day and night. It is all I can do not to get in my 4runner and come see you. So, I'm just hanging out to help out with my handsome nephews
    whenever I'm needed. Nana has been able to help out with the boys. She went to dinner with Popie and the boys Thursday night. You can be so proud of your babies, they were so good. Nana couldn't say enough how great they behaved. She is use to my two.
    Love you sweetie, keep up the great work!

    Love Sissy

  30. Wendy, we are so proud of you! Hang in there and know that so many of us are praying for you and wishing you healing and peace. You are a brave, amazing mother, wife and friend. We love you!

    Carly and Josh Davis

  31. Wendy,

    What an amazing woman you are! We check your blog multiple times a day to get an update on your recovery... as I read in one comment, it was nice to see more "praises" than "prayer requests" this last week!! :-)) You have so many families at RB who are praying for you... I hope you can feel the love. :-)

    Your RB friends,
    Karen, David, Olivia and Ellie Luchini

  32. Wendy, you have been in my thoughts and prayers constantly. I miss seeing you in the halls at RB. I know the Lord doesn't give us any trial more than we can bear, and He is giving you added strength to bear this. Your strength and faithfulness are an example to us all. Be proud of your progress; every step, every walk is progress. There are SO many of us praying for you, cheering you on, and ready to support you in whatever way we can! Keep working hard, keep the faith, and know that you are loved by so many!

    Kelly Mahoney

  33. Wendy--I am so inspired by your faith, courage and strength. I have learned the true meaning of "pray without ceasing" as I pray for you and your family several times a day I began following the blog. I heard about your blog from my daughter, Rebecca Freshwater. I am honored to have had the opportunity to be part of those in prayer for you and your family. Thank you for sharing your journey. Rhonda

  34. Dear Wendy,
    First of all I want you to know I pray for you and your family every day. I do not know you and we will most likely never meet, but please know a perfect stranger wants you to get well and go home to your beautiful family. A day does not go by that I don't pull up your blog to see what amazing things you have accomplished. I cheer your successes and cry for your setbacks. I know the day will come I won't be coming here to this blog and I can't wait.
    By the outpouring of love of support you must be an amazing person.
    I am a family friend of Tiffany Villard. Her Mom Sally Tarica Burch has been a friend of mine for 20 years and thru her prayer chain I was blessed with getting to send my love and prays for your recovery (along with others in the hospital)
    Last week I was telling my daughter about you and suddenly she said "I know about her" A friend of a friend, that she had gone on a hike with that day, knows you and was on a pray chain as well. God is everywhere.
    It's amazing what knowing a couple of people will do. Keep working hard and know everyone who knows you (and some who don't) will cherish the day you go home to your loving husband and beautiful children.

    God Bless you, Sharon Matchett

  35. Hi Wendy,

    Although we have never had the privilege to be in one of your classes, we are part of the River Bluff family who is continuing to pray for your strength and healing. We look forward to reading the blog (especially the praises), and can't wait for the day that you get to come home to your boys and the rest of your friends and family. Be strong! You are an inspiration to us all!!

    The Schofield Family (Wil, Stephanie, Kate, Abby & Emma)