Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Storm Has Passed- Thank You!


Thank You! Thank You !
THANK YOU!!!!

The scary storm that surrounded us that we called
CANCER
has passed.

Here is a message from John to give you an update.

I will be back around blogland in the
not-too-distant future.

Here is his message as it appears on 

Hello all. Diana and I are pleased to tell you that the PET Scan was clear and I appear to be cancer free! We are so thankful to all of you for your constant and fervent prayers and support. You have no idea how touched and blessed we have been through this whole ordeal. We have become closer as a couple and we have gained many new friends. We have learned to trust God completely for our health and well being. We have gained faith and belief in the power of prayer. We have been humbled by the love and concern others have shown for us. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!! In addition, I have been cleared to go back to work on June 28th as a Chaplain at Bellin Health. I will take a new perspective in empathy towards patients, especially cancer patients, as I truly do understand what they go through while on their cancer journey. For this I am also deeply thankful. We would also like to thank the Caring Bridge staff for providing this platform to share our healing experience. We know that all journeys  do not end so well, and feel very blessed that ours has come to this result. At this moment, there are so many others that need all of our prayers. With that thought in mind,this will be our last post as I seem to have made it over the "cancer bridge" as Diana so aptly named it. We hope not to see any of you on,nor need to personally use Caring Bridge for many years. We will now use it to pray for others.Thank You all once again. May God keep and protect us all, may He continue to guard and heal all of our physical bodies from sickness and harm, and may He be with you all.  
With Kindest Regards and Much Love, John and Diana.
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130 comments:

a writing place said...

Soooooo happppppy for you both!!!!!

Love and hugs,
Tessa

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

That's such wonderful news! I'm so happy and relieved for both of you. Your family must be so happy.
Sending you both my love and hoping John can indulge in a big fat bowl of ice cream with pie underneath. ;)
Hugs, T.

Anonymous said...

that's the best news!!!

Suzann Coombe said...

I am so happy with your great news!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Sharon Moeller said...

Very good news! So glad you won't have to deal with Nurse Ratchet again! Love to all of you.

Debbie said...

Praise God!! so happy to hear this wonderful news!
Love, love, love.
Debbie
xo

LV said...

This is absolutely the best news I have heard in a long time. What a wonderful outpouring of love and blessings from friends, family and the main one, Heavenly Father.

Kim said...

This is just wonderful news, Diana! xoxo

Connie in Hartwood said...

What wonderful news!! Thank you very much for including all of us in your journey. I know the photo is supposed to be the storm parting ... but I'm picturing it as an image of Cloud Nine! I'll bet the view from there is pretty awesome!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Delightful and confirms the miracle in the human spirit and prayers answered by God.

Pom Pom said...

Yay! I read John's entry. I am THRILLED for you guys! Praise God!

Margaret Simonis said...

. God bless you John. We are so thankful that you are healed and can go back to work. Praise God!
Love and blessings,
Peggy and John

Laurie said...

That's great news, Diana! I'm so happy for you and your Hero!

Heaven's Walk said...

Praise the Lord!!!! What wonderful news!!! The power of prayer is such an amazing thing!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your news has made my day....maybe even my year! hugs....

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, Diana. I am so happy to hear the great news. I told John over at CaringBridge, but wanted to tell you too. Have a wonderful weekend, I know you certainly will!!!..xxo Judy

Sarah said...

Beautiful message! I'm thrilled to red this wonderful news. All the best to you two!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I read this at Caring Bridge and I am so happy for you both! I pray for you to get back to your "normal" lives soon and can't wait to see you back in blogland! xoxo

Rose L said...

I am so very happy to hear this news. THANK YOU GOD!

Simply LKJ said...

No words, just happy tears!!

Cozy Little House said...

I'm SO happy for you and your family!
Brenda

Vee said...

Rejoicing with you! God is good. All the time.

Debby said...

Oh wow. This news makes me happy. Such wonderful news.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

This is such wonderful news! To God be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Love and hugs for the both of you ~ FlowerLady

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

I was holding my breath as I started to read this Diana.....so I can only imagine how you felt as you waited for the results. Praise the Lord!

Ellen D. said...

I would give thanks each evening that you had another day together. One day at a time would add up to another week and then another month and then...best wishes for many happy years to come!

Claudia said...

Wonderful, wonderful news!

Jettie said...

Wonderful news, and loved John's post on the bridge. Praise God from which all Blessings Flow.

Cindy McTigue said...

Diana, I'm beyond thrilled for all of you. You and your hero can plan, enjoy and treasure those grandbabies together for years to come

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

O My Goodness!! This is just the BEST news that I have heard in awhile!! Thank God!! As a cancer survivor myself, I know what it is to place your health and life in God's hands. I always said that I kissed it up to God and when I did , I felt a weight was lifted and I knew all would be well!! I am so happy to hear that this also happened for you!! I will continue to pray for the both of you!!
Love and Hugs to you Both!
Deb

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Oh, you've made me cry (happy tears). I am so pleased for you and your family. You've been through the wringer, but now you can look back on that and call it history. -Jenn

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Such good news! I am so happy for you all! I know John will be able to serve with deeper compassion and understanding. He will bless others as only someone who has been through it can do. Praise God!

Carla from The River said...

Diana, I am so happy. I am just so happy I am smiling ear to ear and have tears in my eyes.
Have a great weekend celebrating.
We will continue to pray. And be praying for those that you have met during this journey.
Love, Carla

living from glory to glory said...

So glad to her the good news!! What a breath of fresh air for you both! Thought of you both everyday, and now we can just praise the Lord with you! Enjoy this summer and dream together and hug each other often!
Hugs, Roxy

Lesley UK said...

I'm so happy for you both! Blessings

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Wonderful, glorious news! Praise God! xoxo ♥

Mimi said...

Praise God! Words cannot adequately express how happy I am for all of you!!! Thank You, Jesus!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

How wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for both of you....amen!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Wonderful answer to all those prayers! Time to ENJOY!
warmly,
deb

Bliss said...

A chapter in you book, thankfully not the last one.

monique said...

Fantastic!
God bless you both.
Monica

Nonnie said...

Soooooooooooooo happy and thankful to read this news. Praise to our God! His mercies never end!

Faye said...

So happy for both of you! I'm sorry that I haven't been keeping up with blogs at all, I knew something was going on but wasn't sure just what but I did think of you and hoped all would be well again. And now here I am, getting caught up when the good news happens! That's awesome!!!

Lorrie said...

Wonderful news! Thanks be to God! You must be so relieved and excited about moving on with life without cancer.

Junkchiccottage said...

So happy that you and John got such wonderful news today. Power of Prayer Rocks!!!! You and John are such giving and caring peeps for others so it was your turn and I am glad so many have prayed and sent healing thoughts through your journey. Now on to calmer waters in life to navigate. So happy for you.
Hugs and love,
Kris

Shelia said...

Hallelujah! Praise God for this wonderful good news! Yes, there is certainly power in prayer! I'm so happy for you all.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susie said...

Diana and John, At last I can cry tears of happiness. God is good. I am so thankful for answered prayers for your family. Blessings to all, love you, xoxo, Susie

Janet said...

OH! I am so so glad to hear this news. John, what a wonderful testimony of the power of having faith and trust in the Lord, and of the power of prayer. It touched my heart. And I have tears of joy. Having gone through cancer myself I can relate. It gives one a whole new outlook on life :) I am so happy for you and your family. How blessed you are.
Will continue to pray for you all. Take care.
Janet W ((hugs))

20 North Ora said...

Praise the Lord!! What wonderful news. Just solidifies the power of prayer. Just think what a witness John will be to everyone he comes in contact with. Am so happy for you and your family.

Judy

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm so happy to read this awesome news! I'm on a blog break right now but felt the need to check my blog list and now I know why...when I read your post title, I started smiling. Praise the Lord!
Love and hugs, Cheryl

Dewena said...

You dear couple, we are so happy for you and praising God for this result! The Lord bless you, John, as you return to your work, a calling I'm sure. And a hug to our beautiful Diana, matriarch of your amazing clan.

We love you,
Dewena & R.H.

Linda Neumann said...

Bless you both. Diana, I haven't followed you very long, but yours is the first email I open when I see a post from you. We are also on the other side of the bridge so I can relate to all you have been through. I know what it feels like and I prayed that you would feel peace.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

This made my day! I couldn't be happier or more relieved to hear your good news. God is good.

Gypsy Heart said...

There is great power in collective prayer and this proves it once again! Hallelujah and PTL! God brings us through the most difficult experiences according to His plan. I am overcome with gratitude and so very, very happy for you two! I hope John can have ice cream soon. :) If you still want to run away, come on down!

Love & hugs,
Pat

Red Rose Alley said...

Thank you, John, for your message and blessings to us. Diana, I'm so happy to hear this. This is wonderful news. And the fact that you got closer to one another through all of this is even more special. Yes, God is so good to us. :)

love, ~Sheri

Donna said...

What wonderful, blessed news! xoxo

Carol said...

This is truly wonderful news, John! I, too, recently ran this race with cancer, and I am also cancer-free. Going through this kind of experience and surviving it, really does give you such empathy for those who haven't reached a positive conclusion or may not ever get well. It also makes crystal-clear, what is truly important in life. Blessings to both you and Diana, for facing this battle together.

Warm hugs,
Carol

Simple Pleasures said...

Wow, thats fantastic news! God bless you both and I will keep you in my prayers to remain cancer free! It's time to celebrate!

Richella Parham said...

Oh, Diana. I can't tell you how glad I am to read this post. Yes, yes, yes!!

So many times over the years you have gathered hearts in blogland to pray for people. All that love you have shown came back to you, I think--you reap what you sow!

I will continue to pray that John will go from strength to strength. I know he was a good chaplain before--my word, what a force for good he will be now! Those to whom he ministers will be greatly blessed.

Much love to both of you!

Shirley said...

Diana, Hooray, Hooray I have always said that God is there for us. I am so happy for you and John. It makes you feel as though a weight has been lifted from your shoulders. I will continue to say prayers for you both. We both got prayers answered. My oldest son is coming closer to home and Your John got good new, Many Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend Shirley.

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Smiling big over here.

Launna said...

Diana, I'm so happy to read this... I'm so glad John is over the bridge. I'm excited to see how you both progress ... I agree that we need to remember abd pray for each other... love you Diana, good thoughts now and in the coming future xox ♡♡♡

Terra Hangen said...

What lovely news from John, that he is over the cancer bridge and that our healer, Jesus, has had healing pour over John.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Wonderful news, Diana! I am thrilled to read that John has reached the other end of that bridge! Sending big hugs to you!

amazingsusan said...

Yay. <3

Laura @ duke manor farm said...

praise the lord! I am beyond thrilled to see this news.

Jackie said...

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow.....

Art and Sand said...

I am so happy for John, you and your family!

Alex said...

Absolutely wonderful news! So happy for you guys :D

Alex said...

Absolutely wonderful news! So happy for you guys :D

joanne said...

Oh, praise be to God! i have just started my cancer journey and hope one day soon to be celebrating. Prayers for continued all. Diana please email me when have a chance.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Well that's the best news ever! I am truly happy for you both. Wonderful news too that John is cleared for going back to work!

Kathy said...

Wonderful, wonderful news! To God be the glory! It has been my priviledge (and my church's) to pray for you through this time. I can't wait to share the news with them.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I read the good news on the Caring Bridge / Hallelujah ! :)

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Praises....to the Great Physician...now THAT is a GOOD REPORT!!!!

Sarah Kay said...

This was beautiful... With every experience comes the opportunity of seeing life through different eyes. I am so proud to have you as my Uncle. I know Dad is raising his fist in the air, and saying, "You got through it, now keep going!". Cancer can't get Us all! We have thought about the family everyday, and we send our love and Congratulations!!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I am so happy that all our prayers have been answered. Rejoice! Just wonderful!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

That is such good news.

Feral Turtle said...

This is such a blessing. I am so happy for you John and your entire family. I am sorry you had to endure such a struggle. Now you can all just breath and move forward and enjoy a wonderful long summer....and many more to come!!! Cheers!!

Maria Elena said...

Oooh! I am so happy for your both! What a blessing! Take care of each other. xoxo Maria

Pat said...

Such wonderful news...power of prayers.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diana, so happy for the great report. God blessed you and John through the power of prayers. Enjoy a wonderful weekend celebrating the wonderful news. xo

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Such great news!!!! I'm so very thrilled for you both! This is such a blessing. Enjoy your sweet summer ahead! xoxo

Mountain Mama said...

I have goosebumps all over, reading this. I couldn't be more pleased for the two of you - you need to go celebrate!!!!

Down On The Farm said...

In the midst of the storm, we are afraid. The wind blows and the lightning flashes, and the thunder cracks and the rain pours, and we wonder if it will ever end. But when the storm is over . . . oh the smell of the gentle breeze and the relief that we feel knowing that the storm has passed us by and we made it through. That is peace that passes all understanding. That is a gift from God. Praise the Lord for His healing power and for His mercy and for His peace. I am smiling when I think of how happy you must be my sweet friend. Please tell John that I continue to pray for him to recover completely, and for his testimony to be an encouragement to others. What a Friend we have in Jesus. Hugs . . . . this news makes me so happy . . . .

LANA said...

So glad you got good news! Blessings to you both.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

That is great news Diana and I am happy for you all! :)

NanaNor's said...

I feel like all the others who left comments-I'm filled with Praise that this journey is over. I know your man will have to regain his strength and I have no doubt that your care will help him-either that or he'll get good at running away from you(just kidding). Amen, God is Good!
Love
Noreen

Consider It All Joy said...

I read this on CB and am so grateful for all that God has done in your lives through the past year! You will, of course, remain in my prayers! Many blessings, Cindy xo

Merlesworld said...

So happy for you both such good news.
Merle............

Katie Clooney said...

Great news.. you made my day!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Hi Diana! I always hold my breath when I see a Caring Bridge message in my inbox - and I was so happy to read John's post with the fantastic news! I am sure you are all walking on cloud nine. Praying for continued good health! Jane

Jen Kershner said...

How amazingly wonderful. I'm SO happy for all of you!

J said...

"Ask and you shall receive!"

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That is the most wonderful news! I am so glad to hear that the cancer is gone. It gives me hope for my mom. Sending a big virtual {hug} to the both of you. Have a wonderful weekend!

Fran Caswell said...

Such wonderful news!!! So very happy for the both of you.

Gert said...

Praise God! I can't even imagine your joy and delight!! Yes, prayers do work and each in different ways...His ways!

Blessings and continued good health,
Gert

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I am so very happy for you both and your family! This is the most wonderful news! I will continue to pray for continued health. Hugs xo Karen

Ellie Gibson said...

Yay!!! Thank you, Jesus!

Pat Howe said...

Wonderful news.

BeachGypsy said...

Yippppeeee!! Im doing cartwheels all over charleston!!!well'-' not really-----but in spirit i am !! Yes indeed my friend yes indeed!!! Ptl!

God's Grace Overflows said...

Yay! This is the best news ever! God is good.
Hugs to you both, Amy

God's Grace Overflows said...

Yay! This is the best news ever! God is good.
Hugs to you both, Amy

Lori said...

Amen, Amen I say again Amen!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Praise God for such fabulous news! Tears of joy from one cancer battler to another!

I'm praying for similar news when I get my scan in early August.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I am so thankful, so grateful! Thank you to God for His blessings!
xo
Jemma

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm so very happy for you both! Continued blessings and healing. This is such wonderful news. Hugs!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Praise God! That's such wonderful news and we can all use some this week. We'll continue to pray for John's health and renewed strength. Take care...both of you! Hugs, Diane

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Thankful for your joy and happiness. The twinkly lights are now coming down for sure! Before July 4th I hope.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Praise God! Wonderful news, Diana. Hugs to you and John. ~ Nancy

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Praise God John is cancer free! Wonderful news and so happy John can go back to work since it seems it something he's wanted to do! Sending more blessings.

Seawashed said...

I am so thankful to God and so happy for you both. Sending you loving hugs xo

Becca said...

What wonderful news! So happy for you and your family! xoxoxo

Kimberley Seasideave said...

Hi Diana! :)
I have been MIA for awhile and am finally getting caught up now...and I can't tell you happy this post made me...tears happy!!
Sending you both the biggest of hugs!!
Kimberley

Lux G. said...

Oh, this is good news!
Need to celebrate. Thank, God.

Kay G. said...

Thanks be to GOD!
Diana and John, can there be any better words to read or to hear than "CANCER FREE"?
PRAYERS have been answered! xx

Sweet Tea said...

Stopping by tonight to say "Hello". I continue to pray for John.
Hope each day is better than the day before!

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

I just read John's post of Caring Bridge and must say that I am thrilled with the news! Yippie! Hurray! Hallelujah! Praise God! So wonderful to know that you both can now piece things back together and rest a bit easier. So happy that he has been cleared to return to work soon too! I am just so happy for you both and your entire family! Let the celebrations and fun begin! Love ya! Leena

Sue said...

So very very happy to hear this news. So much bad news, that it's wonderful to rejoice with some good ~ enjoy your summer.

carolann said...

First I want to Thank The Lord. For the good news and he can officially go back to work. Great news John.

Happy Fathers Day! Love Carol and Sid We are so happy for you. Love you Di

Stephanie said...

Hallelujah - praise the Lord. Oh Diana, I am SO HAPPY for the two of you and please know that I am rejoicing with you :)

Thinking of you, my friend. Love and hugs!

Beemie said...

Excellent news...God works in mysterious ways...luckily the mystery is currently solved.

Wanda said...

Oh I'm so thrilled. Been out of touch for a week, and this is the best news ever!!!! I too am rejoicing with you.

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh I was worrying I hadn't heard anything so I thought I'd write. Glad to see this. I know now what happened - we went to Ohio for a week to watch our grandson - I didn't have any tech stuff with me - had so many blogs to read I just let them all go and started again. I missed this!

God is good - all the time.
All the time - God is good.

We take each day as a new gift.

Love, sandie

Cranberry Morning said...

And what a storm it was!! You two are brave sailors, that's for sure. Only God. Praying for you, for added strength.

vivian said...

I am soooo very happy to read this this morning!! John has been on my prayer list.. I have him listed as "Diana's hero" I think I'll keep him there a little longer and offer up thanks on his behalf! so happy that you can now relax a little and enjoy your summer!
much love!!
xoxo
vivian

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

Dear Diana, what wonderful news!! I'm just so thrilled for your whole family for this respite that I hope is permanent! Our family has prayed for John for so long and it's gratifying to know that God has heard us and all the others who have lifted him up. Enjoy your summer, my dear! You all deserve it! Much love from your missing blogging friend. :->

Melanie said...

I had already commented on Caring Bridge, but I'll comment here, too: I am so, so happy for this good news! Rejoicing in thanks with both of you.

Linda said...

YAY!!!!!!

Mildred said...

So very thankful to the Lord for answered prayers. Sending my love to you both.