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I had very good results from the MRI I had last week Tuesday.  The words on the final report are “there has been response to chemotherapy.  Almost all of the enhancement (I think that means tumor) is no longer identified.”  When I asked Dr. Vander Woude what the measurement of the tumor is, she said it’s so small they didn’t measure it.  Isn’t that great news?  In May I had a 2×4 cm tumor and now it’s so small they didn’t even measure it.  Amazing.  Thank God!  This is because of our great God.   

Life is getting better.  Much better than what it was this past summer.  The side effects from the chemo that seem to linger are numbness and tingling in my feet and fatigue.  The fatigue is the most bothersome, but I’m still having a lot of fun.  Last Friday we went to Cranes in Fennville, Saturday was the Race for a Cure and Sunday I went to church (no more couch church!). 

Thank you to everyone for your continued cards, encouragement, generosity, love and support.  Not just for me and my family, but our parents and friends.  We love you all. 




23 Responses to “Good News!”

  1. Rachel Baird says:

    YAY!!! Praise God for answered prayers. I love the new pictures, especially the one of the three kids. The twins look like they’re growing like weeds and Brooke is beautiful as always! I’m so glad that you are able to enjoy life a little bit between finishing up with chemo and the next major step in this battle. The pictures from the race are great, too. I wish I could have been there…maybe next year?!?

  2. Jana Ver Beek says:

    I’m doing a standing ovation to God right now!! 🙂 Yea, God!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    PRAISE GOD!!! We’re so happy you can be enjoying some quality time with your family… beautiful pictures!! We’ll keep praying for you guys!
    Amy & Brent

  4. Holly says:

    Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of creation! Oh my soul praise Him for He is thy help and salvation. All ye who hear, now to his temple draw near, joining in GLAD ADORATION!!!!!!! Alleluia!!

  5. Emily Driy says:

    Yay God!!!! That’s amazing news! God is GOOD!!
    Hope you continue to feel better and can enjoy more time with your family. Love the pictures!

  6. Dani says:

    Praise God!!!! What great news for you guys.

  7. Sande Quenneville says:

    Lindy – So happy to hear this great news!!! You guys are inspiring. Thanks for keeping us updated and sharing your journey with us. We are praying praying praying for all of you. Lots of love, Sande Q.

  8. Rachel says:

    PRAISE GOD!!!!!

  9. Megan says:

    God is good! I have been praying for you all summer. It was good to see you in church on Sunday. You look great! I’ll continue to pray for you and your family.
    Love, Megan

  10. Dad Ver Beek says:

    Hello Lindy….. Praise Be To God !!! Thank you for your strong Faith…… So thankful that your feeling stronger.
    Love You, Mom and Dad

  11. Tina Amaya says:

    Woo Hoo! What a great testimony to the power of prayer. We’ll keep praying for continued great news and speedy recoveries on the road ahead!

  12. Liz TenCate says:

    Hey Lindy and Family,
    So glad to hear the great news! Praise God, he is so good ALL the time! Just one more inspiring testimony to see what prayer can do! Love all the pictures of the kids, enjoy your time with them and Dusty! Thanks too for being such an inspiration to all of us! We will continue to pray for you and your family and your extended family!!!!
    The TenCates

  13. Betsy Kikstra says:

    Wahoo! Praise God! Praying that you continue to gain strength & can spend lots of time enjoying your beautiful family!

  14. Stacy Wiersma says:

    What great news!!
    How nice that you can do some “normal” things again. Sending lots of prayers your way that the surgery won’t get moved any more and you continue to feel better.

  15. Michelle says:

    What an amazing God we serve! He has answered prayer again! So thankful that the tumor is too small to measure. What a beautiful family! Continued prayers for all.

  16. Livvy Zimmerman says:

    Woooooo-hooooooo! Great news!!!! PTL!!!

  17. Jana Ver Beek says:

    Happy 1st Birthday, Samantha and Maxwell!!!
    Aunt Jana loves you alot!! See you tomorrow night!

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