Hello and happy Friday evening, I sat down tonight with the intention of writing something regarding the 1 year anniversary of my activation until I realized that I am a week early - my activation was on November 12, 2008! So look for something next Thursday.... In the meantime, I sit here trying to stay healthy. My wife and daughter have had the swine flu the past week and just last night I started to feel a little under the weather. I stayed home from work and have been resting, taking meds, hoping to ward it off. We'll see. I recieved a very humbling email the other day, from a semi-retired pastor in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. He mentioned that he had worn hearing aids for 30 some years but was having a more difficult time hearing. After talking to a doctor there he is proceeding with the cochlear implant with surgery scheduled for November 19. He said he had read my entire blog and that it had helped him. Praise God, I am so happy and humbled. Good luck Pastor Earl Hagar, I will be praying for you!