Michael W. Schmidt, the third child of Peggy Shoemaker Schmidt, grew up in a small Wisconsin town. He loves the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, and has been a Wisconsin hunting safety instructor for over twenty years. He has two sons that he is very proud of, along with two gorgeous granddaughters, a handsome newborn grandson, a beautiful loving wife, and two adoring stepdaughters. He graduated from MATC Technical College and owned his own business for twenty-seven years.
He wrote this story because for five years after losing his mother, he started to have dreams and questions on her spirit that had passed through his body. Then night after night, something kept telling him to write the story. He had no idea how to tell the account. But the dreams kept coming until after ten years of the same dream, it was time to at least try to tell his mother’s story. It has taken him five years to compile some facts and dates. Over the last fifteen years, sharing the past with his two brothers has been one of the highlights of his life. We all try to get together a couple of times a year at a location to relax and relive our mother’s journey!