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\I’m doing well right now.  I love the warm weather and watching the kids play outside.

On Tuesday Jill and I are going to U of M to have a CT scan of my chest, abdomen and pelvis.  As you may remember, I get a bit of scanxiety and it has settled in.  Please pray for safe travels, a smooth scan, for the tumors in my lungs to be small, and for my kids and husband at home.

My Aunt Kathy teaches 2nd grade at Woodside Elementary.  She has shared with her students that I’m sick.  They have written letters to me and to Brooklyn because she is also in the 2nd grade.  I get two letters each week.  When the mail arrives and I see my aunts handwriting on the envelope, it’s exciting.

These kids are awesome.  Their writing is terrific.  I love their jokes.  I love to hear about school.

Kathy’s Class Ivan

Kathy’s Class Alicia R

6 Responses to “New Friends”

  1. Barb Dannenberg says:

    Praying for you often! Had a nice chat with your dad a couple of days ago. We’re praying for them too as they support you. Thanks for your faithful updates – it helps us know how to pray. We’ll pray for calmness, smoothness and HEALING!

  2. Megan VK says:

    I’ve been checking the blog to see when you’re going back to U of M. I will keep praying! Praying for healing and peace.

  3. Niki Heil says:

    Praying for you and your family always Lindy – love the nacho cheese joke! 🙂

  4. Chad says:

    I love that first, “What happened when the chicken crossed the road…” joke. That kid has a future in comedy. Or maybe writing Hallmark cards.

  5. Anita says:

    Kids are perfect for making your days a little brighter. Whether it be watching your sweet kids or getting beautiful (and funny) letters from second graders (guess that is why I love being at Beautiful Gate). Praying for you my friend and wishing you healing results from your scans.

  6. Jana Ver Beek says:

    Glad to hear the scans went OK today. I am so thankful for your friend, Jill, and everything she does for your family.
    I loved reading the letters from the kids, what a good idea your Aunt Kathy had.
    Take care and don’t fret too much about your scan results.
    Love you,

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