Wow! God has so blessed us. I want to thank each and every one of you for your positive thoughts and prayers. You don’t have a clue how comforting it was to hear your kind words. I read your messages to Jack as we waited in the CTU (Critical Transfer Unit) or Jail as Jack called it. Finally got a room late Tuesday afternoon. By Wednesday morning Jack showed amazing improvement. Our wonderful doctor looked at him that afternoon and told us. “You have a choice, you can stay here a few more days and be bored to tears or you can go home to write on your Lincoln book. If you go home you’ll have to come back to the clinic so we can check your clotting factors. Which do you want to do?”


So we’re home. Had a fabulous night’s sleep last night. Jack is about 90% back on his ability to speak and is eating on his own like a horse. He had to be spoon fed after the stroke and had a difficult time swallowing. He can even drink water out of a glass now where as he was having to use a straw before.

As we say here in Texas, MUCH OBLIGED!

Big Hugs,

Mikki and Jack signature JPEG

79 Responses to “JACK’S BACK!!!!!”

  1. Sharon Says:

    All those wonderful prayers were answered! I’m so happy to hear this great news. Both of you have been in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!


  2. Gentlehawk James Says:

    YAY! Keep creating a great life of JOY!

  3. wooboom Says:

    Great news! Hugs to you both! Get some rest!!
    Becky Deed

  4. Janine Weick Says:

    So glad to hear prayers were answered and there is such a positive outcome! Welcome back Jack!

  5. santopolod@comcast.net Says:

    Great news Mikki..God is so good!!!..I know he is happy to be home again..   Hugs, Darlene              

  6. Durinda Cheek Says:

    So glad to hear that Jack is Back! You just can’t hold that ole Texan down! Go get ’em, Jack!!

  7. Carol Says:

    So glad to hear it. I read your blog but I’ve never contacted you but I was praying for you from here in Bermuda when you posted about Jack.

  8. Mary Rogers Says:

    Great news for the two of you. Keep on healing.

  9. Penny Rollitt Says:

    God is so good. I am happy that Jack is back and on the mend. Treasure each moment.

  10. SESCO Says:

    Gratitude! Welcome Home, Jack!

  11. Judy Palermo Says:

    Wonderful news!! What a tough old bird Jack must be- no surprises here! Best wishes on being back in your cozy home.

  12. porkyxi Says:

    🙂 God is good..glad to hear.

  13. Susie Says:


  14. Christopher Says:

    Yep, grab your God and a good pair a boots…home is the best hospital. Well done Cowboy. Hold tight the reins Mikki! Smile.

  15. Judy Says:

    You are so blessed because you bless everyone else! However, it is great to be home and well. Be Well Always

  16. Jennifer Young Art Says:

    Mikki, I don’t know how I missed this news but we had no idea about Jack!! Thank God he is seeing such improvement already. Please give him a big Texas hug from us and let him know how dearly we love him. Keeping you both in our prayers-

    Jen, Dave, and Eva

    Jennifer Young; Vibrant Landscapes http://www.jenniferyoung.com Sent from my iPhone


  17. Linda D. Says:

    Just fabulous news!! I keep thinking: Faith, Hope and Love. May the healing continue! Wishing you both every good!

  18. Chad Says:

    What happened to Jack? I didn’t know anything had happened.

  19. roamingartist Says:

    So glad to hear Jack is doing better. I’ll continue to pray for you both.

  20. Karen Burnette Garner Says:

    That’s wonderful news! You have both been in my prayers! Take it easy and heal well…

  21. corie white Says:

    Great news to read this morning, Mikki. Keep up the good progress and could I have a dance soon as you’re ready, Jack???!!! 🙂

  22. jo allebach Says:

    All I can say is yea!

  23. Fjoralba Says:

    Good bles you and Jack

  24. Joseph Murray Says:


  25. emma5914 Says:

    Yee Haw!!!!

  26. Maria Says:


  27. BRUCE POPE Says:

    Good news! I am praying for a speedy recovery

  28. Sandy Wegmann Says:

    So glad to hear this wonderful news! Keep getting better Jack and keep getting stronger! Mikki take good care of that wonderful man, and take care of yourself. God Bless!

  29. Kathleen Eaton Says:

    Amen and Hallelujah! I’m looking forward to hearing from him soon!

  30. CarolZirkle Says:

    Awesome Socks!!

  31. najmi Says:

    So nice to hear that Jack is back home n in quick recovery mode. I personally pray to my Almighty God for both of you to have a blessed healthy life.

  32. Olga Packard Says:

    Wonderful news! Will continue to pray for a full recovery.

  33. bonita austin Says:

    Great to hear!! Bonnie

  34. Donna Strickland Says:

    Will keep you both in my prayers! Love y’all! Donna

    Sent from my iPhone


  35. Janet Zeh Says:

    So very glad to hear this Mikki! God is good. I’ll keep you both in my prayers. Hope Jack is 100% soon! Love you, Janet

  36. Patrice Kelly Says:

    This is Wonderful, what Great News, continue to pray for total healing. Patrice

  37. nobulltipping Says:

    That’s fantastic news Mikki! Glad the captain is back. Hugs, Sooner Ed

    Sent from Ed’s iPhone 214-240-9241


  38. Margaret Says:

    Wonderful news! So glad to hear that Jack is better!

  39. Vonda Says:

    Praise The Lord ! I am so happy for you that his recovery of his swallowing and other items is progressing so well! Will keep you both in prayers for a full recovery

  40. Michael Says:

    Amen, Mikki! Glad to hear that great report!! There’s no way to keep a good man down! Glad y’all are home where you belong!

  41. Betty Pieper Says:

    Such good news for you both….We all feel as if we know you. I always tell young people if they want to learn how to paint so that people can appreciate the work to use your website because you are both so decent and generous in advice. (Frankly I continue on with my more wild and wooly style.) You have the right recipe for healing! Best wishes.

  42. Louise Mellon Says:

    Mikki, hooray for Jack’s ongoing recovery!!! Maybe you could here me cheering all the way from South Carolina! xxxooo

  43. Jasmine Says:

    Mikki and Jack – so happy that Jack is well. Hope he will recover 100% soon. We hope you two back to your normal life and back to your easel. Read your blog is so much joy. Best wishes to you two!!!!


  44. Hilda Says:

    Thank you for posting the good news that Jack is Back!!! I will continue to lift you both up in prayer.

  45. Kim Weber Says:

    Thanks for the update on Jack. You are both in my prayers😊🙏

  46. Leon and Peggy Black Says:

    So very thankful.
    Praise God.
    Leon and Peggy

  47. Chris Says:

    Thank you for the update! So happy to read that life is better. Hugs from Aledo!

  48. Sandra Cutrer Says:

    Praising our Jesus, who is the only healer! This is truly great news, and prayers answered for two caring and sharing people who are truly loved by many! God bless!

  49. Bonita Zieseniss Says:

    Wonderful News!!!! God answers prayers, and you both truly deserve it. Jack, keep up your spirits and faith, they are both great healers. Rest, you and your body have been through a lot.

    Bonita Zieseniss

  50. Betty McLean Henderson Says:

    So great to hear your good news! I know Jack is much more comfortable at home. You have both been through a lot and pray that you can get rest.

  51. Gonny v.d. Horn-Rijsdijk Says:

    So glad to hear this wonderful news!!!
    The first thing i did was look for mail, when I opened the mail after work and prayers….As I was painting a long…
    May the Eternal One Bless you ! I really got to love you both , you are such a blessing in my life! So I have to tell you…
    I love you !!!!
    xx Gonny

  52. Adelaide Morella Says:

    Thank you God for such a speed recovery, my prays and blessings are with you both.


  53. Sonia Says:

    Wonderful news. I thought about and prayed for Jack and you several times through out the day. Love you both.

  54. Carol Says:

    So happy – many blessings…

  55. philcullendeecullen Says:

    The power of prayer is great! And you just can’t keep a good man down!!

  56. dawnlundquist Says:

    Great news “Mahalo” as we say here in Hawaii, Dawn

  57. Lori Landis Says:

    Praise God!! It’s a blessing for all who care for Jack and you because he’s too ornery to leave yet.

  58. Isabel Oliver Says:

    Thank God and Thank you for the wonderful news! Your daily email comes in my inbox late at night but couldn’t wait and I came to your blog site for news. So happy Jack is back home!! I love you both. Take good care!

  59. Beverly Neal Says:

    Very good news. Thanks for the updates. Will continue praying for COMPLETE healing!

  60. Linda Sioux Henley, DRT, ADDA Says:

    Hey that is great news, you can’t keep a good man down.

    Hugs Linda Sioux. Website: http://www.lindasiouxhenley.com

  61. Michele Traum Says:




  62. Jo Ann Morgan Says:

    Thanks for the update on Jack. So glad to hear he is doing so well.

  63. Hal Bartholomew Says:

    Happy Happy News – give jack our best – Hal & Beverly

  64. Jenny Steenkamp Says:

    So very glad for you!!!

  65. Alison Granny Duke Says:

    Fantastic News. God Bless.

  66. AniK Says:

    I was so upset when I read your previous post but now Yay! Great news! Hoping to hear more great news. Meanwhile I hope you are taking care of yourself too Mikki.

  67. Ray Elliott Says:

    Great news well done Jack all the best from England.

  68. Rizwana A.Mundewadi Says:

    So he is back! I knew it, he is a struggler, we all need you jack, get back to writing! God is Great!
    Take Care and God Bless you both Mikki and Jack, from Rizwana. http://www.razarts.com

  69. Rose Ellis Says:

    My prayers r with u! Rose Ellis ( from your seminar)

    Sent from my iPhone


  70. Ray Dane Says:

    It’s such a joy to hear again how God cares for his children. And it’s such a joy to hear those children acknowledge Him for what He does.

  71. sojournersroad Says:


    I’ve not been able to keep up with my emails. Just sat down to do a quick read through and learned of Jack’s stroke. PTL he is doing much better! He will be on my prayer list. God still performs miracles, and it sounds like Jack has had one.

    Donald L. Smith

    The Art Of Donald L. Smith

  72. Margaret Park Says:

    So glad to hear your good news!! Onward and upward.

  73. Dorothy Singleton Says:

    Best news I have had all week

  74. Cynthia Harvey Says:

    So Happy for you and Jack!! Blessing on you both!

  75. ESME THERON Says:


  76. mahsa Says:

    i am very happy about jack . blessing on you both.

  77. artbydelilah Says:

    I have been out of the area of internet painting and just read this. I am glad I got the happy news first as I catch up on my email reading.Give Jack a big hug.

  78. SAIMA SADAF Says:

    Nikki aunt.I’m from Pakistan. Loved your painting style so subscribed your blog. Whatever I got to know about you I realized from that that you are a blessed person from god.you and jack uncle are specially blessed with a biiiiig biiiiiiiiig heart to share your everything even with the whole world. Your words are neat n clean and so your paintings are like your heart n soul. I really very appreciate both of you and pray to god that He always bless you and be with you and may He keep sending in the world people like you. Regards Sam (this is the first mail from me to anyone ) Stay blessed.

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