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:

  1. Soooooo happppppy for you both!!!!!

    Love and hugs,
    Tessa

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  2. 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.

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  3. that's the best news!!!

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

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

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

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  7. 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.

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  8. This is just wonderful news, Diana! xoxo

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  9. 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!

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

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

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  12. . 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

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

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

    xoxo laurie

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

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  16. 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

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

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  18. 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

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

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

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

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

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

    Love and hugs for the both of you ~ FlowerLady

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  24. 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!

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  25. 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!

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

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  27. 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

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  28. 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

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  29. 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

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  30. 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!

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  31. 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

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  32. 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

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  33. I'm so happy for you both! Blessings

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  34. Wonderful, glorious news! Praise God! xoxo ♥

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

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

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

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

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  39. Fantastic!
    God bless you both.
    Monica

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

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  41. 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!!!

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

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  43. 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

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  44. 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 ;)

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  45. 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

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  46. 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))

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  47. 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

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  48. 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

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  49. 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.

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  50. 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.

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

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  52. 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

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  53. 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

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  54. What wonderful, blessed news! xoxo

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  55. 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

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  56. 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!

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  57. 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!

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  58. 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.

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  59. 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 ♡♡♡

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

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

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

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

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

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  65. Absolutely wonderful news! So happy for you guys :D

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  66. Absolutely wonderful news! So happy for you guys :D

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  67. 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.

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  68. 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!

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  69. 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.

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

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

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  72. 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!!!

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

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  74. 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!!

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

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  76. Such wonderful news...power of prayers.

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  77. 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

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

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

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  80. 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 . . . .

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

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

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  83. 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

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  84. 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

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

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  86. 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

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

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  88. "Ask and you shall receive!"

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  89. 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!

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

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  91. 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

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  92. 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

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

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

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

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  96. Amen, Amen I say again Amen!

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  97. 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.

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

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

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  100. 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

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

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

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  103. 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.

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

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

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  106. 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

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

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  108. 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

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

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  110. 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

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

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  112. 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

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  113. 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!

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

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  115. 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.

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  116. 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

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

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  118. 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

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  119. 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. :->

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  120. 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.

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

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