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Yikes and Thanks

posted by:
Lindy

In two days it will have been a week since the Gamma Knife procedure.  Overall I feel okay.  I have occasional headaches, nausea, lots of fatigue and I look like I was punched in both eyes.  They’re very swollen and I look terrible.  Nearly unrecognizable.  Yikes.

I was able to squeeze contacts in my eyes this morning so I could wear sunglasses to walk Brooklyn to school.  I would make small children run and scream for their mothers if they saw me.  I look a little scary.  When Max and Samantha first saw my eyes, they kept pointing at them and saying “eyes?  eyes?”  Poor kids.  First they see me without hair and now my face looks contorted.  I’m glad they won’t remember this.  They still love me the same. 

You know what I can’t wait for?  Crane’s.  It’s not fall until you go to Crane’s and drink some cider, pick some apples and get an apple dumpling or some other delicious apple treat.  As soon as I start to look “normal” we’re packing up the kids and heading to Fennville! 

This coming Friday, October 1 is the big bake sale at the Holland Christian vs. Zeeland East Football game.  Thank you Keely, Wendie, bakers and everyone who is taking the time and effort to put this together.  I know this takes a lot of work and we appreciate it. 

This coming Saturday, October 2 is the Community FUNDay at Elhart Collision.  Thank you Tony, Carissa and everyone at Elhart who put this together. 

The rest of this entry is a big, giant THANK YOU to everyone – so many people – who are supporting and praying for our family.  People we don’t even know are reaching out to us.  You are God’s people and such blessings to our family.

Thank you to those of you who are donating and returning pop cans.

Thank you to everyone who ran or walked in the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure on Saturday.  What a great cause and let’s pray for a cure.  I heard it was a great turn out and I wish I could’ve been there. 

Thank you to the awesome cook’s who are bringing us meals.

Thank you to everyone who has donated money to us.  It takes a huge burden off our medical expenses and we are so humbled by your generosity. 

Thank you to the prayer warriors who are boldly praying for complete healing over me. 

Thank you to the card senders and little present givers. 

Thank you to everyone who hosted a party or sale.

Thank you to anyone I mistakenly overlooked. 

Love you all!

39 Responses to “Yikes and Thanks”

  1. Mindy Tibbs says:

    You and your family are VERY loved too !!

  2. Jana Ver Beek says:

    I wish I could do more. I love you guys too! Don’t hesitate to call if you need a sitter. Or now that I have a carseat, I could pick up one of the little ones for a while. 🙂

  3. Michelle says:

    THANK YOU for being you, for sharing your journey, for having humor in the midst of crisis and for reminding us daily how BIG God truly is. We all need you as much as you think you need us.

  4. Christina Adamski says:

    You don’t know me but I know your story through friends. I have been praying daily for you and your family. My little 5 year old prays for “Ms Lindy” at the dinner table and she has no idea but has heard me talk about you and your story.
    A quick note about Crane’s….there is Crane’s in the City in downtown Holland and they have all of the yummy desserts so if you can’t make it to Fennville, you can go there. The desserts are the best part of Crane’s!!
    I am amazed and inspired by your story and your positive attitude. You are a true example of faith!

  5. Dani says:

    Lindy,
    I think of you a ton and I am praying always!

  6. Bev says:

    Thanks again Lindy, always, for your honesty and for sharing your writing talents so that we know exactly what you’re talking about. There’s no guessing. Praying for complete healing, recovery, NO MORE C—–, and for peace — with yourself, with God, with Dusty and with your kids and with all others. May our Prince of Peace be your Everlasting Peace, moment by moment. Love and prayers, always.

  7. Marcia says:

    continue to remember you and your whole family in our prayers..( I don’t think you could look bad enough to scare anyone away!)

  8. Stacy Wiersma says:

    Just thinking about you guys…hope you are feeling ok today!

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