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Khaki

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Lindy

Khaki it is.  The painting hasn’t started yet, but the color has been chosen.  From the comments and emails it was unanimous to go with khaki.  Thank you to everyone for your advice.

My surgery is tomorrow.  The day is almost here.  This is very surreal.  I feel numb again.  I don’t want to do this.  I know I have to, but I don’t want to.  The hospital just called to say that my surgery has been bumped back an hour so it starts at 2:30 and won’t take as long as originally planned.  Probably about four hours. 

Dusty will be updating the blog throughout the day tomorrow and for the next couple of days.  Please pray for the nurses, surgeons, techs and anyone else who will be in my path during my surgery and hospital stay.  Pray that the cancer is 100% removed and for a successful surgery.   Pray for Dusty as he stands by my side and holds my hand through this.  Pray for Max and Samantha while they stay at Kathy’s house.  Pray for Brooklyn while she stays with her Aunt Jana.  Pray for peace for my entire family and friends. 

Dusty and I can’t thank you enough for your prayers.  Thank you for all the cards and emails I’ve received.  I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to respond to all of you, but please know I got them and I thank you for them. 

35 Responses to “Khaki”

  1. Kathy Terpstra says:

    Dear Lindy,
    I (we) will be holding you up in our prayers tomorrow and in the days to come. Hope you feel God’s arms holding you tight and carrying you and your family thru this. All WILL be well, God is soo good!!!

    With love and prayers, Kathy Terp 🙂

  2. Tina Amaya says:

    Lindy – will pray for you all tomorrow and in the days to come. God is faithful!!!

  3. Jana Ver Beek says:

    I didn’t vote, but I like the choice of Khaki. I’m sure it helped you to have your mind on something other than your surgery.
    KNOW that you are in my prayers. This is another hurdle in this cancer journey. You guys have been through so much in the last year, I hope you haven’t felt alone, as hundreds of people have been praying for you.
    God’s peace to you all!!
    Love, Jana

  4. Andrea Brink says:

    Extra prayers for you tomorrow!

  5. Krista Brower says:

    We will be praying for you and your family tomorrow and the days to come!!

  6. Sande Quenneville says:

    Praying for all of you, with love. SQ

  7. Aunt Pam says:

    Lindy, We want you to know that you are in our daily prayers. You amaze us with your strength. God will be with you as he has this entire time…just lean on him.
    Praying for all of you,
    Love, Aunt Pam & Uncle Jim

  8. Gregg says:

    Hang in there.. Anything we can do let us know, we will be thinking and praying all day for you and Dusty.

  9. Christa Meeuwsen says:

    You and your family will be on my heart and in my prayers tomorrow and the coming days.

  10. Joni Brookens says:

    Hi Lindy and Dusty,
    We have been praying for you to feel God’s peace in the midst of the storm. We were just driving home and heard a favorite song again–“He Is” by Mark Schultz:
    He is, He was, He ALWAYS will be,
    He lives, He loves, He’s ALWAYS with me,
    Even when it feels like there is no one holding me,
    Be still, my soul, Be still, and KNOW, Be still, my soul
    HE IS.
    May God bless you with a restful night, peace through the waiting tomorrow, and His healing hand upon you through the weeks to come.
    With much love,
    Joni Brookens

  11. Missy VerBeek says:

    we will be praying for you and don’t worry about Max and Samantha, we will be giving them lots of love. We’ll try not to spoil them too much!

  12. Amy Sluiter says:

    Praying for you today, Lindy! May God’s peace and protection cover you and your family!

  13. Michelle Crook says:

    Lifting you and your family in prayers today and days to follow. You can do this! Phil 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

  14. Betsy Kikstra says:

    Praying hard for all of you today!

  15. Livvy Zimmerman says:

    Sending up lots of extra prayers today, Lindy! Thinking of you and your family. Can’t wait to hear the good news 🙂

  16. Rachel Baird says:

    I’ll be praying constantly today — first for peace for you and Dusty in the anxious hours leading up to the surgery and then for you and the doctors and the nurses during surgery, and continually for you and your family after it’s over. You’re SO courageous, Lindy! Love you!

  17. Dani says:

    I will boldly pray for No cancer! Lifting you and you family in our prayers!

  18. Amy Machiela says:

    Lifting you and your family up in prayer constantly today. Sending lot of love!!!

  19. Julie Meyers says:

    I’ve been thinking about you and this day ever since it was scheduled and it’s here…I will be thinking of you and praying for you all day!!! Love you lots!!!!!

  20. Kathy says:

    Praying that God’s peace covers you like a down quilt.

  21. Megan Van Kampen says:

    Lindy,
    I’ve been praying for you throughout the day. Praying for Dustin and the kids too! You are so strong and I know you can get through this. Love, Megan

  22. Vicki Zylstra says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Dustin, and your family today and in the days to come. As I write, it is 2:30, your surgery time. I am praying that God gives you every ounce of comfort you need at this time and that the doctor’s hands will be steady and sure.

  23. Holly says:

    Praying right now! Lord, remove every bad cell from her body in Jesus Name and completely restore her to health quicker than anyone had imagined. Give her strength to recover, help her as she deals with this lose and help her to feel your presence as she is your created child of God. Surround them with your peace right now in Jesus Name.

  24. julie sal says:

    Praying right now while you are in surgery for all of the individuals in your path today. Praying for the same healing that Samantha experienced 100%! It’s no coincidence that I had to park on Lindy street (because I was running late) yesterday at school. I was so happy to see you as I was heading back to the car. I’m also praying for your kiddos to be blessed with the time spent away and remain healthy.

  25. Sarah Dykstra says:

    Thinking & praying hard for you guys today!!

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