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One year…

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I can’t sleep.  I couldn’t sleep all night.  We had great groups of people visit us last night.  We had a marathon day of tests and meetings with doctors that I thought we would fall right into bed and zonk out for the rest of the night.  The last person of the night to stop in was Dr. Vander Woude (oncologist).  She was the doctor we were waiting to hear from for my prognosis.  She stepped around the questioning at first.  I said “do I have three days”?  She said “oh yes, you have three days.”  Then I said “is it months or a year?”  she said “probably a year”.  There it is.  There it was.  It was put out there.  Like a sucker punch in the gut that knocks all the wind out of you.  I have about a year to live.  I never thought I would say those words.  The radiation and any other procedures they do are to buy time.   

Just as we were going to bed, Dr. Hoberman called our room phone.  She spoke with Dr. Song (reconstructive plastic surgeon in Chicago) who happened to be on vacation, but was very happy to talk to her about me.  Dr. Hoberman is going to place some calls today to see what she can find out about alternative treatment at a bigger hospital or the Mayo Clinic.  Dr. VanderWoude is coming back in today (I’ts her weekend to work) and we are going to talk more about getting me to Mayo Clinic on Monday.  Does anyone have a private pilot’s license and feel like taking a trip to Mayo?  😉

Dusty and I are devastated.  We are beside ourselves upset with this news and don’t know how to process it.  I believe in the prayers that are being said.  We feel a peace at times that we know only could come from God. 

Please pray that we are led in the right direction for treatment.

Please pray that as Dusty and I look to the year ahead we will have two different outcomes so pray for him as he is the one left behind to be with our kids.  To raise them. Love them. Clothes them. Feed them.  Be a mom to them.

It breaks our hearts.

We need your help so if you know of alternative places such as mayo or chicago that do extensive/miraculous work with multiple brain tumors we would appreciate the information.

God Bless

92 Responses to “One year…”

  1. Lil Koning says:

    Praying fervently for you and your dear Family.
    Lovingly, in our precious Jesus, Lil & Phil.

  2. Amy Sluiter says:

    Our hearts are breaking right with you guys. Impossible to find words right now. I pray God gives you glimpses of His loving Presence and fills you with hope & peace that defies understanding. “Though he slay me, yet I will hope in him.” Job 13:15. We promise to pray like never before, believing God for a miracle of healing. “For nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37. Love you guys!

  3. barb baumann says:

    I love you. I am praying that God fills you with all of Him as He makes His presence real… and all His promises seal onto your hearts.
    In His Grip, barb

  4. Dani says:

    Dusty and Lindy,
    I do not know what to say. I pray that God will give you peace and healing. In Isaiah 19:20 it tells us THey will turn to the Lord, and he will respond to their pleas and heal them. I love you guys.


  5. Barb Dannenberg says:

    Dusty & Lindy,

    We are praying HARD for healing. Thanks so much for having the courage to post so we know what to pray for. We’ll pray for wisdom on the part of the specialists you talk to and for peace for you and for your parents as well.

    Al & Barb

  6. Aunt Shirley says:

    I can’t find the words that express how sad our hearts are for you guys. As He promised – My Grace is sufficient for you. We will continue to pray for a miracle. Love you all-Uncle Gary and Aunt Shirley

  7. Krista says:

    I have been following your blog for a while and am just heart broken with this news. I am praying for peace to surround you as you think of the year ahead. When I worked at the American Cancer Society, I referred a lot of patients to Wings of Mercy- they are a non-profit based out of Zeeland that flies patients to places like Mayo. I am not sure what the requirements are, but you might want to check it out.


  8. Elise zuber says:

    I will pray for you and you family! Went to school with Dusty. May you feel God’s loving hand on you now! Isaiah 41: 10&13

  9. Holly says:

    “For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” Is. 41:12

    “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” Is. 43:1b-3a

  10. Aunt Sylvia and Uncle Ken says:

    Dusty, Lindy and family We are Praying Praying. God can do all things. God still works miracles. We are praying for a miracle. Love Aunt Sylvia and Uncle Ken

  11. Michelle says:

    There are no words. Know that my knees will be sore for you from all of the prayers said on your behalf. Thank you for having the courage to share this fight with us.

    And let Dusty know that he has many MANY people who are here for him, supporting him. This is his fight too.

  12. amy says:

    Even though I don’t know you personally I have been trying to come up with the perfect words to express to make it better, but I’ve come to the conclusion that there are no words… Know that my family and I will be praying for a miracle and a peace that passes all understanding.

    I do not personally know of any specific treatments, but I did come along a website with some different clinical trials.

    Also, the mets bulletin board on the web site may be helpful.

    Thanks for sharing your life story- even with those that don’t know you. You are truly an inspiration.


  13. Megan Van Kampen says:

    I couldn’t sleep thinking about you guys last night. Prayed and prayed for God’s hand of healing on you and for strength to get through this. God can work miracles!

  14. nicole says:

    I have no idea who you are, but I was up several times during the night praying for you and your family. I don’t know what to say other than I know you are abundantly loved. I live in NYC, but I have lots of family in MI. Where exactly are you located? Not sure if you were kidding about needing someone with a private plane to fly you somewhere, but I might be able to make some phone calls and make that happen. Feel free to email me.

  15. Tina Amaya says:

    Lindy Lou and Dusty – I am at a loss….. but want you both to know how much you are loved! How God will hear every prayer that is lifted on your behalf from all of those praying for you. Only He can work the miracle that is needed. Praying for peace for you all right now. And sending much love!!! Tina

  16. Lynette says:

    I to spent much of my night praying for you, begging God to just take this all away. Thinking of you and praying for you CONSTANTLY.

  17. Emily says:

    Verbeek family, we have never met. I came across your blog through a friend’s. My heart is aching for your family. I will be praying for a miracle. We serve a mighty God who is able to move mountains! I also wanted to mention that you may look into Wings of Mercy for a medical flight. They provide FREE medical flights for families with limited income. If you do not qualify through them, there is also an agency out of Indiana that provides medical flights at discounted prices. Grace or Sharon of Wings of Mercy would be able to provide the name of that agency.

  18. Jim Terp says:

    Dusty and Lindy
    This fell from my Bible this morning, right after I read your blog
    Nothing, nothing at all, Nothing, nothing at all is impossible with GOD.
    It is no secret what God can do,
    What He’s done for others He can do for you,
    There is no doubting, there is no fear
    Just put your trust in Jesus and the answer is near.
    There is nothing impossible, impossible with GOD.

    When you walk by faith, never by sight
    Our faith in Christ Jesus. through the power of His might.
    There is nothing impossible, impossible with GOD
    Jesus is listening: He hears your prayer.
    Shake off discouragement and give Him your cares.
    There is nothing impossible, impossible with GOD.

    When He speaks, you know it’s done through
    Jesus Christ, His son.
    There is nothing impossible, impossible with GOD.
    Believe in Jesus’ name, His power is still the same.
    There is nothing impossible,impossible,impossible withGOD

  19. Marcy Comden says:

    Dear Verbeek family,

    I don’t know you, but have been asked to pray for you. I will. I contacted one of the pilots from wings of mercy in zeeland and he said to contact him. His name is Randy Pugh.
    616.437.3414 email

    Blessings and prayers to all of you,

  20. sherrie says:

    Lindy and Dustin – I have followed your story on FB thru mutual friends. I am heartbroken for you. No human words can express what your family, friends and many others are feeling for you and with you. The only comfort is that God knows ALL of your needs, wants, fears and joys before you even express them. I will continue to pray for you and your family. I pray that you will find “the peace that passes all understanding”.

  21. Christina Adamski says:

    Even though I do not know you personally, my heart breaks for you and your family. I have a 5 1/2 year old and a 2 year old so I can only imagine your pain. I want to do something. I am praying for you guys but I want to do something more. So if you have any ideas of how people can help, let us know. Until then, praying….

  22. Teresa Porter says:

    Lindy, I heard your news yesterday and I cannot tell you how sorry I am to hear this for you and your family. I know that nothing is impossible with God and that His plans for you have not changed. May you continue to feel His presence during this time as He holds your hand. Will continue to lift all of you up in prayer.

  23. Valerie (DeRoo) Leegwater says:

    Hi Lindy, So sorry to hear about your illness. I just wanted you to know that my prayers are again with you as you go through this difficult time. I will keep praying for a miracle for you..they DO happen and NOTHING is impossible with God. Keep trusting, keep hoping, and keep living. “Now may the Lord of peace Himself gve you peace at ALL times and in EVERY way.” 2Thess. 3:16

  24. Jessica says:

    I’ve come across your blog through several friends of mine who are friends with you. My devotional the other morning didn’t really strike a cord with me at all until I read your blog. It’s a little lengthy, but I wanted to share it and let you know that you have some bold prayer warriors in Colorado on their knees on your behalf!

    **After we pray and ask God for what we want, need or desire, we should wait expectantly. We must be full of hope, which is joyful and confident expectation of something good happening. After years of being disappointed in my childhood and early adult years, I developed what the Bible calls evil forebodings (see Proverbs 15:15). That means I was expecting bad news most of the time. I believe many good people are caught in the trap of being afraid to expect something good because the do not want to be disappointed again. God want everyone to aggressively expect good things from Him because He is good.
    Don’t be passive either. A passive person is someone who wants good things to happen and they are going to do nothing but wait to see what happens. Although the verse for today (Lamentations 3:25) does tell us to wait, it says to wait expectantly. I like to confess Scriptures aloud while I am waiting on God to work in my behalf. They remind me of His promises, and they keep me encouraged. God’s Word is filled with creative power and, when spoken in faith, it is equal to sowing seed that will bring a harvest.
    If you have prayed and ind yourself waiting longer than you had planned for an answer, thank God that He is working when you are tempted to be impatient. Tell God what you are expecting and look forward to your breakthrough. Don’t fall into the trap of complaining and murmuring while you wait either. Be joyfully confident that your answer is on the way.

    Don’t get discouraged. God is working and you will see the results soon. **
    (From Joyce Meyer’s–Hearing from God each morning)

  25. Ryan says:

    We have not met, but I learned about you through friends. Am praying for you all this morning.

  26. Mandy says:

    Lindy, I have beenn crying tears for you. I cant find the words. I think how much you have been through, you are so strong.. I will continue to pray and pray and pray for you and your family. Be strong..

  27. kathy kortman says:

    PRAYING FOR REST, PEACE, STRENGTH, QUIET, UNDERSTANDING, MIRACLES, MIRACLES!!! Try to rest today, knowing God is rocking you in His arms, take in His mercy and love for you, know that God already knows what tomorrow will be, try not to fear…you are in my prayers and thoughts constantly and I love you.

  28. Christa Meeuwsen says:

    Still praying, Lindy. Will pray for all the decisions and for the right path for you to take. One day at a time, my friend. Keep believing! You are thought and prayed very often.

  29. Brenda says:

    i just came across your blog from a friend of mine heather and want you to know only Gods knows what time you have….My daughter in law has been fighting cancer for 6 years and she is only 20, the drs told her when it begin she only had a year at most, well she is still here and fighting and lives life to the fullest everyday. the drs say they cant explain why she is still alive……we can….God is good and faithful and only he knows our future…
    I will be praying for you and your family

  30. Amy Machiela says:

    Miracles can and do happen!!! I am praying that God has a BIG, HUGE, UNEXPLAINABLE miracle in His back pocket that He’s getting ready to use on you. Keep on fighting . . . even when human nature tells you not to. Love you lots my friend!!!

  31. Aunt Carole says:

    Dear Dusty & Lindy, O.K., so now you know it’s going to be an uphill climb. When it feels like there’s nothing for you to hang on to get you up one more step, or no path forged for you to follow, take a step of faith knowing and believing that God has not nor will He ever let go. He is your Guide, your strength, your Leader, your Shield, your Stronghold. The cancer may have changed, but He has not! The power, promises, healing, and love are still all there for you and your family as before. When you lift your eyes up to the hill before you, remember that your “help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth..The Lord will keep you from all harm, He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” Ps 121:2,7,8 We will go with your family through this fight all the way! All Love & Prayers continuously, Uncle Bob & Aunt Carole

  32. Jana Z says:

    Can’t stop thinking about you and your family and praying! I was especially touched by people who leave comments who somehow come across your blog, don’t know you, but who care and want to pray. I also liked comment 29 from Brenda. Only God knows how many days EACH OF US have left!

  33. Kathy Potter says:

    Dear Dusty & Lindy,
    I had been on Facebook this morning and saw a post to pray for a young mom and a website to go to. I had no idea that you were the young mom Lindy. It’s amazing how God leads us in everything that we do. My heart is breaking for your family, but I’m so thankful of your relationship with God and your strong faith. My God grant you that peace that you need as you face each day. I’ll be praying for your family daily.
    Kathy Potter

  34. Sarah Vellenga says:

    Hi Lindy! You may not know who I am but I have read your blog and have been praying.
    I just wanted to let you know that we happen to be heading to Mayo Clinic tomorrow morning for my husband who has heart issues. If there is ANYTHING that we can do to assist you (or if you want to hop in the car with us you GLADLY may!!) please let me know.
    I can’t speak enough about Mayo Clinic and what they have done for us. I highly recommend going there. We were there back in May as well and were going to use Wings of Mercy but things changed. That is a great way to get there. They are wonderful people, all you have to do is call them and they set it all up.
    Again please let me know if we can do anything. Continually praying!!
    Sarah Vellenga

  35. Holly Balder says:

    Dusty and Lindy, we are praying a miracle for you! I am so sorry to hear about your prognosis, but I also keep in mind it’s the Dr.’s not God’s. I loved what Jim Terpstra wrote Nothing, nothing is impossible with God. My words seem so inadequate right now, all I can do is pray……… Please let me know if I can help in any other way. Medically I have nothing for you. Praying strength for you all. A day at a time! Hope to see you soon.

  36. Lindsay Ebels says:

    Hi Lindy,

    I just want to let you know that I and many of my friends a and family are praying for you guys.

    My mom (Marcia Ebels) is currently trying to find the name of a physician who is a highly recommended brain surgeon at Mayo.

    Also, I am in the process of finding a job and I should be in Zeeland through August. If you ever need anyone to watch your kids during doctor visits etc. don’t hesitate to contact me, I would love to give my time(for free)and help out!

  37. Livvy says:

    Okay, so I had to go cry and breathe and soak it in. I’m holding on to every ounce of faith and believing that you are meant to survive this. I know you will put up a fight and I’m going to just keep praying God gives you the strength. You have an army of prayer warriors fighting for you, too. Miracles happen.

  38. Ellen Arendsen says:

    I don’t know you, but was directed to your blog by a friend. I will be praying for you. The only place that came to mind for treatment was Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Not sure why, it was just the first thing I thought of. Please keep fighting!

  39. Deb Van Heck says:

    Dusty and Lindy,

    My heart is breaking for you. I can’t even find the words to type. I wanted to let you know my cousin just went to Mayo last year for colon cancer. She received such wonderful care and treatment…the best. My uncle has connections to a private jet that may be of help to you. He is in Alaska right now, but I may have connections to maybe help you get to Mayo if you haven’t already received it. Please email me or Facebook me if you haven’t heard anything from maybe Wings of Mercy or other connections. Wings of Mercy are at City on a Hill and I know the president – they are wonderful. Please keep me updated and let me know if I can help out. You are so special Lindy. You have been through so much it’s hard to wrap our minds around this. I pray for you, Dusty, your children, and parents. Our hope is in the Lord.

    Steve and Deb Van Heck and family

  40. Lisa Vander Zwaag says:

    I am so sorry to hear this news. I have just caught up with your situation on your blog. I have been through breast cancer and just recently had a spinal tumor removed. I doctor at Mayo clinic and love it there. I have a super oncologist there….Dr. Moynihan. There are great surgeons there as well. My radiation oncologist is Dr. Laack. Call 1-800-660-4582 (patient account services)and they should be able to get you to who you need to see. Please call or e-mail with any questions. 616 836-4311 I also took a jet after my back surgery so call me if you run into problems. I will pray for you all like crazy…Lisa Vander Zwaag

  41. Laurie Menken says:

    Dusty & Lindy,
    I am praying for all of you and praying hard that there is an alternative surgery for your recovery.

  42. Candi Dykstra says:

    I do not know you, nor you I but I want you to know that I have said a prayer for your family today. God took my mother home almost 20 years ago, I was 10, and I remember those last days like they were yesterday. I have missed her so very much through the years but I wanted you to know that God has been ever so faithful. My father was left to raise 5 children between the ages of 14 and 5. I have seen God’s people come together to support and encourage us as a family and I know he will do the same for you. I pray that God’s healing hand will be upon you, and that during this time you will be able to focus on the joys God has given you. Be Strong in Lord!

  43. Marian says:

    Lindy and Dusty, we are praying for you almost continually in our hearts for you guys. We pray like Jessica’s devotional states…expectantly. God has taught us to pray and expect so that is what we are doing. We cry at the road that you have to take because it is not easy but you know from previous experiences too what it means to expect while you pray and God has been faithful.

    Lindy, you asked for prayers about someone who can fly and if anyone knows someone. Steve’s old partner in business years ago flew a lot and even partnered in building the airport in Vriesland. Have you heard anything yet from anyone else because we would love to contact him to see his flying status. Let us know.

    Lindy and Dusty, I know you know but as you walk through this sometimes you don’t even know how to pray for yourselves and you are too wiery to pray. It is so clear from your blog and from facebook that there are so many people praying on your behalf. Thanks for keeping us posted and for your honesty so that we as the body of Christ can know how to pray for you…fervently. Praying for peace and rest for you right now.

  44. julie sal says:

    I’m praying constantly through out the day since finding out this news. I’m praying for a miracle. I just think of your little Samantha’s miracle and pray that you’ll be healed completely, that the path will be clear for you and Dusty and that all of the details just fall into place.

  45. Joel Vanderveen says:


    Just heard about this at the 15 yr HCHS reunion. So sorry to hear about my 4 year HCHS chapel buddy having to go through this. We’re praying for you, Dusty and the kids and expecting many miracles, because we have seen many in similar situations – for God’s name sake, and because you belong to the family of God.

  46. Amanda Patterson says:

    I am heart broken for your family. I am praying for each one of you daily. I pray that you are able to get to the mayo clinic for the best care possible. Miracles can happen. I am very sorry you have to go through this!

  47. Jen Hart says:

    Lindy and family,

    I do not know you, but was forwarded your blog and asked to pray for you from a friend. I just want you to know that I am praying for you. Praying for you to find an alternative treatment at Mayo or wherever it may be. Praying for healing. Praying for your children. Also pryaing for all the doctors involved with you. I am so very sorry to hear this news.

  48. Kara VanDenBerg says:


    I’m so sorry for you going through this! I’m praying hard for a miracle! Several of your high school friends are organizing fundraisers. Here is the facebook group to keep everyone in the loop. I’m not willing to accept this “probably about a year” you can fight this! “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!”

  49. kstapert says:

    Hi Lindy and Dusty,
    I came to your blogspot because of my cousin’s post on Facebook asking for prayers (Jodi Datema). I’ve read many of your posts and am overwhelmed with your life story. As fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, please know I will be praying for each of you – and your children – and you journey this terribly difficult, seemingly impossible, road. God will never leave you nor forsake you, even when you might feel alone. May God’s STRENGTH be yours, God’s PEACE be with you, God’s LOVE enfold you, and God’s POWER work in you.
    Kim Stapert

  50. Tiffany Timmer says:

    Dusty & Lindy,
    My heart is just absolutely breaking for you, and your family!! I am not sure what to say here that hasn’t already been said, or something that could possibly make this situation any better. But I can tell you this, we love you both so much, and will pray for you, always! You couldn’t ask for a better Doctor than Dr. Vanderwoude! She is great! And I know that she will do everything she can for you! 🙂 And I also hear that you are staying on my old floor, I hope they’ve been treating you well and that things are going good there for you. 🙂 They are good people!! I miss it there!
    Just tonight, we were at my nephew’s 1st birthday party when I found out the devastating news, and I just stepped outside, alone, to let this all sink in, and to say a prayer for you. And then on the way home, we had 91.3 WCSG on the radio, and I heard a really neat song!It is called “Waiting Room” by Jonny Diaz. Here are some of the lyrics, that I thought were just so fitting. 🙂

    “Here in this waiting room, yearning for you to say ‘go’
    and though I’m convinced that a ‘yes’ would be best,this time You’re telling me’no’

    It’s not that I don’t have an answer
    It’s just not the one that I like

    But through this time Lord, I must keep in mind,
    You’re always wiser than I

    Cause You have a much better purpose
    And You have a far greater plan
    And You have a bigger perspective
    Cause You hold this world in Your hands.”

    There is much more to this song, and it is really moving, so please check it out and give it a listen. 🙂 I hope it will bring some comfort to you tonight and in the coming days, months, and years!! Yes, I said YEARS!! You can do this! I have faith in you! And God will take care of you, and your family! And we, your earthly family are here for you too!! We love you!! 🙂

    Matt, Tiffany, and Summer 🙂

  51. Krissy says:

    I think and pray for you so often. You have recieved devestating news and I pray for a miracle for you. I hope that you are feeling all of the prayers being lifted up for you, I pray that you are comforted by them and that God gives you the endurance to deal with everything that is coming up. I am so sorry this is happening to such a wonderful, wonderful family! God bless you all!

  52. Michelle says:


    Words can not begin to say how sorry I am for the news you received this week. It breaks my heart to hear that you have to walk this journey. Tears rolled down my face as I read your most recent updates. It was just over a year ago when we e-mailed and swapped stories about the surgeries and reconstruction. I prayed for you and your family then, and I continue to lift you, Dusty, and your family in prayer. We serve a faithful God and He will carry you through. Hold strong to His promises…Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Praying for a Miracle!

  53. Jill Nelson says:

    Scott and I join the incredible army of prayer warriors who are storming the gates of heaven on your behalf tonight. We would highly recommend the Mayo Clinic. Scott received amazing care and treatment there….in the end, I really wish I had gone there! Everything is SO efficient (testing, doctor visits, etc.) and SO cutting-edge. This is where I would want any loved-one treated.
    We will praying, praying, praying.
    Scott and Jill Nelson

  54. Keri Kelly says:

    I heard about your situation on facebook this morning and wanted to let you know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You asked for recommendations for alternative treatments and I was wondering if you have heard of Cancer centers of America? The are located in Zion Illinois and are great with helping and organizing the schedule to see what treatments are available to you. Maybe this would interest you. You will remain in my family thoughts and prayers.

  55. Lori Brower says:

    Dusty and Lindy, I am praying for a miracle for you, I am praying for you and your kids also as you go through this. Our daughter Taylor was in school with Brooklyn she is a great kid. I pray for God’s grace and healing for you!

  56. John says:

    Hi Dusty and Lindy,

    I don’t know you, but God sure has a wonderful way of connecting his sons and daughters together (I am a HCHS grad). I’m reading scripture for a course I’m taking and while taking a break, I saw your blog through a friend on Facebook. Please read 2 Corinthians 1:3-7. I am a fan of yours and will be cheering you all on.

  57. Julie Meyers says:

    Hi Dusty & Lindy…

    I read this yesterday morning, but was in tears trying to think of anything I could say and there was nothing. Really…I was just mad. I know God has a wonderful plan for you and you are so very special to Him, but it’s so hard to know why you’ve been through so much…it’s hard to even believe this is really happening. I haven’t stopped thinking about you since Friday morning…you are on my mind constantly and every time I think of you, I pray for a miracle! I know it’s possible with God, but I just need to really believe it! I’m getting there! 🙂 We visited a church this morning for a baptism and they prayed for you (Zeeland Community Reformed – I think it was…) it’s awesome to know there’s just so many out there praying for you!! Initially Nehemiah 8:10b came to mind, “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strenght

  58. Julie Meyers says:

    oops…I entered my comment before I was done… 🙂

    Ok, so Nehemiah 8:10 came to mind, but when I opened my Bible to find where that verse actually was, I opened my Bible up right to Lamentations and these verses were highlighted, dated 3/5/05…

    “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him…” Lamentations 3:22-25

    I pray that brings some encouragement to you today…the part that really hits me is the beginning because I’m sure this terrible news can consume you, but our great God will not allow that. I pray that tendency to be consumed by it is replaced with a peace that only He can give…which I know you’ve already felt and for which I’m so thankful for!

    Thinking of you ALWAYS!

    We love you SO much!!!!
    Nels, Julie, Elsie & Samuel

  59. Judy says:

    Dear Lindy-
    Heard about your situation through FB. My heart breaks for you and my prayers are being lifted up on your behalf. Your blog asked for suggestions for treatment centers. The first thought that came to mind was Cancer Treatment Centers of America. There is one located near Chicago. I’ve seen their ads and evangelist James Robison had a daughter that went to the Tulsa location of C.T.C.o.A. and she is now cancer free. I pray for peace for you, Dusty, and the kids. Also for wisdom in deciding the best treatment plan for you.

  60. Marcia Davis says:

    Geez, you guys….I can’t believe this. Lindy, we have never met but I used to work with Dustin. I am thinking of you both, and your family, as you go through this–hoping for the best.

  61. tonya says:

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