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I’m not sick today!

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Today was the first day I did not take anti-nausea meds!  Yea me!  The day started out a little rocky, but turned around for the better. 

The prayers of God’s people are working.  I know it.  I can feel it.  I am pushed forward and carried through every day by your communication (let this be a notice that from this point forward I’m going to refer to emails, cards, calls, messages, texts, etc as “communication”).  The bible verses you’re giving me are so fitting.  By the way, my Jeremiah verse, yes I’m claiming it as mine, surfaced again in someone’s card this week.  Cool huh. 

I went to see Dr. Porter today and get my labs drawn.  Dr. Porter is a medical psychologist.  I have to start by saying I’ve never been to a psychologist before, but he’s not the “tell me about your childhood” kind of psychologist.  He’s more “so how’s the nausea going?” kind of psychologist that specializes in cancer patients.  He was good.  He gave good suggestions.  He suggested keeping some things as routine as possible so I don’t feel like cancer has taken over my entire life.   While he kept talking my mind started wandering about how routines and twins don’t always mix, but whatever.  I got his point. 

As far as I know my lab work was good.  I was a little concerned I was anemic, but they could tell me within a couple minutes of drawing that I’m not.   This is an answer to prayer too.  Last week I was slightly low and I was a little worried that a blood transfusion was in my future.

Dusty is doing well with his new role at HMI.  He seems very busy and happy with it.  Brooke is doing great and had a good time today at the Farmer’s Market with Avery and Bea’s (grandma Vander Zwaag).   Although she cried during the bee keeper demonstration because she was convinced the bees were going to sting her (sorry Avery – girls cry).  It was nothing that a giant sugar cookie couldn’t fix.  Max and Samantha had a typical day in the life of a 7-month-old – dirty diapers, veggies, fruits, bottles, playtime and naptime.    And now bedtime. 

Have a great night!

49 Responses to “I’m not sick today!”

  1. Amy & Brent Sluiter says:

    Praise God for a good day! Praying for another one tomorrow!

  2. Holly says:

    YEA LINDY! YEA GOD!! Thank you Lord for giving her some relief!!

  3. Kathy says:

    Brooke is a girl after my own heart…giant cookies always make me feel better:)

  4. Lindy,
    Who knew that such blessing could be found in routine and a bit of normalcy? I was so happy to hear that today seemed to be a good day for you. We’ll continue to pray for more of the same tomorrow. 🙂

  5. Todd and Karen Kamphuis says:

    Yeah Lindy!! So glad that today was better!! Keep looking up!!
    Todd and Karen Kamphuis

  6. AWESOME!!! hope you got to play with those babies all day! tell dusty that bill would be more than happy to do any public speaking for him! haha

  7. Cara Larsen says:

    Praise God for today’s relief. We’ll pray for more good days so you can play with your kids and feel more normal!!

  8. Lindsay Bazan says:

    Lindy! What wonderful news! We will keep praying for days like today!

  9. Julie Meyers says:

    Oh Lindy! I’m SO glad you’re feeling better! What an answer to prayer! We pray for you all the time and I can never stop thinking about you! I’m so glad to hear this news! You made my night! 🙂

  10. Kim Lubbers says:

    I smiled when I saw the title of your post! I’m SO glad to hear today was better:) Poor Brooke and the bees.. can’t say I blame her a bit! Praying for more posts that are titled like this one!!

  11. Kelli Tinholt says:

    Yeah!! Praise God for answered prayer! Praying for more days like this!

  12. Jana Ver Beek says:

    That’s an answer to prayer Lindy! Tell Brooklyn we’ll stay away from the bees on Saturday! Poor kid. She’s so tender-hearted. My prayer is that today will be another good one for you.
    Love, Jana

  13. Dad Ver Beek says:

    Hello Lindy…. God does answer prayer !!! Your the greatest. Keep the Faith. Mom And Dad

  14. Maryann Rondeau says:

    So glad that the prayers are working and your nausea has lifted. Praying that it continues!

  15. julie sal says:

    That is great news! We’ll pray today is another good day. Oh and we always have to avoid the childrens’ activities at Farmer’s Market when the “bee man” is there because it only amplifies our fear of them! I’m glad my duo aren’t the only ones frightened by him!

  16. Livvy Zimmerman says:

    Hi Lindy. I just have to say, the shampoo bottle thing – hilarious. I thought Dale was overly Dutch… but THAT takes the cake. Sorry, I CANNOT relate. You are just too Dutch for me! Thanks for the laugh. Glad to hear you had a good day yesterday. Hope today is even better.

  17. Andrea Brink says:

    I am so glad to hear you are feeling better! I think about you often, and will continue to pray for you daily!

  18. Missy VerBeek says:

    Lindy…I am so glad you had such a great day. What a beautiful day to feel good. You are such a strong woman and I admire that so much. (must be the VerBeek name..hehe) Yea God!

  19. Tina Amaya says:

    Yeah! What great news. Praying that these day will continue.

  20. Hi Lindy… I wanted to let you know that I’ve been praying for you and your family. I was so happy to see you had a day without feeling sick. I read this verse a couple days ago and thought I’d share:

    “When I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me the strength I need.” Psalm 138:3

    I trust that God will give you enough strength, peace, and faith you need each day. Many people are praying for you!

  21. Avery Graves says:

    its ok I had fun anyway. Ps. brook was worried that the bees would get out and I wanted them to..that would have been cool
    Love Avery

  22. Aunt Sylvia and Uncle Ken says:

    I am so glad to hear you had a better day.We will pray for another good day tomorrow. One day at a time.

  23. Lindy-
    We love good days! Enjoy!!

  24. Aunt Kathy says:

    Tears of JOY today for such a sweet, “routine” day!
    From now on, each time I run I plan to run a prayer mile for you-(I’ll keep my eyes open though!)
    Thank you Lord, for blessing us today!

  25. Rebecca Reed-Lopez says:

    Lindy, I heard about your blog through a friend and wanted you to know that if sand were prayers, we are building you your own beach to visit when this whole ordeal is over. My Mother is a breast cancer survior and has been cancer free for 8 years! God is good! I remember my Mom saying “just let me be scared, just let me cry”. I didn’t realize until later that sometimes you need those emotions too and how that was a healthy part of the process. Our family is praying for you and your family knowing that you will come out on the top and beat this ugly disease! On a bright note. . just think about how fast you can get ready with a wig. My Mom loved that part, she was always ready in a flash. Best wishes, Rebecca

  26. Jana Zuidema says:

    I’m glad to hear that you felt as great as you looked tonight. You looked well rested and energized.

  27. Joy Koning says:

    Lindy….what great news that you had a good day! It really makes me appreciate the little things in life. Praying for many more good days!

  28. Aunt Shirley says:

    I was so happy to hear that it was a good day for you. Praise God! Praying God will give you more of these good days. Love ya!

  29. Anita says:

    THANK YOU GOD! YOU ROCK!! I hope you have lots more good days Lindy.

  30. Julie Meyers says:

    Lindy – any special requests for dinner next Saturday? Whatever you and the rest of the gang want! Let me know whenever you get a chance. Hope today is a good day for you!!!

  31. barb says:

    I’m praying..and..I’m thanking God for you…for your Psychologist…and for His hand of love on you and your family;)

  32. Carole says:

    praying for all of you

  33. Julie Meyers says:

    “When He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” Job 23:10

    “The trials of this present world can make us feel we are trapped in the nasty now. [But] our trials here are like a furnace making us into gold.” – Barbara Johnson

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