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13 Years

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Dusty and I were able to escape to Boyne Mountain this week to celebrate our 13 year marriage!  What a blessing it was to have that opportunity.  The weather was beautiful, I felt up to it, and I had hair!  I celebrated our last two anniversaries bald.  We had a great time. 

On our anniversary, we went Ziplining down the mountain.  It was 10 ziplines that takes two hours to complete.  I even did a front flip off one of the zipline platforms.  It was awesome!  Talk about feeling alive. 


A few weeks ago, we were able to celebrate my nieces first birthday.  She is absolutely adorable. 


Summer is coming to a close (single tear running down cheek) and Brooklyn will soon be starting 2nd grade and RIDING THE BUS!  I can’t believe it.  I feel this need to try and squeeze in everything we didn’t do yet.   

Throughout all the loveliness of the last few weeks, there is a little monster that is rearing it’s ugly head again.  My headaches are back.  So much so, that I found it necessary to call U of M yesterday.  My next scans are scheduled for September 13, but they want to get my brain MRI done before that.  I fear the worse (more tumors), but am hoping for the best.  The headaches are very similar to my headaches I had when the tumors were first found just over a year ago. 

Please pray the cancer is not active in my brain again.

Please pray my headaches will be controlled.

Please pray for a cure!

Praise God for the caring hands that love my children.

Praise God for the doctors who work so hard to take care of cancer patients.

Praise God!

Keep holding on…

Hanging with my kids (excuse my hair)


7 Responses to “13 Years”

  1. Jana Ver Beek says:

    Praying all the time! For you, the family, the doctors, for all the wonderful prayer warriors who have been lifting you up to the throne. And most of all praying that you can feel the prayers and feel a sense of peace because of them. I love you.

  2. Lisa says:

    Praying for you every time I head out of the cul-de-sac.

  3. dad ver beek says:

    Hello Lindy…. The pictures are precious. Thank you for posting them. You are precious too. Love, Dad

  4. Aunt Carole says:

    I think the reason you are having headaches is that you have so many good thoughts about others that your brain just can’t handle it. So hold on to the good, Lindy, and keep wispering the name of Jesus along with all the rest of us on your behalf, and trust that God is preparing the way for you. Snuggle up into the arms of Jesus just like your children love snuggling in you lap – there’s no safer place to be. With constant love & prayers…

  5. Marianne Coughenour says:

    Yesterday the ‘Our Daily Bread’ passage was from Exodus 14. Verse 14 was: “The LORD will fight for you’; you only need to be still.” That packed a wallop for me in one of my struggles (which is miniscule compared to yours.)But I am praying that the Lord will fight for you, as you find a way to be still in His loving presence. For ‘underneath are the everlasting arms.’ (Deut. 33:27)

  6. Megan Van Kampen says:

    Praying, praying, praying!!

  7. tracy meyer says:

    I am praying for you Lindy! Brandon will miss seeing Brooklyn in school, he will head off to Quincy. I will think and pray for you!

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