Monday, November 28, 2011

The C stands for ...


When we were in the hospital something amazing happened!
Well... I think it was pretty amazing, anyway...



It is very uplifting/humbling to see your life story written down by somebody else, it sure makes you feel very blessed! I really hope you like Emily's article!

And i am sorry but you have to click the link in order to get to the article (maybe even open a new window)...

Chasing a Dream: One woman's fight for a Dairy farm life


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Things are going well. Every new day is a better one then the day before. Hopefully we are going to see the girls today! And i am sure happy to be back here with all of you!




86 comments:

Sandra said...

what an honor to be in the magazine and on the cover. headed over to read your story. happy to see you back on line,

farmer said...

really glad your feeling ok...thinking of you,enjoy the girls :)

Dawn said...

It was a wonderful article!
Glad to hear things are looking more and more "up" ...thinking of you as always....

Jill said...

What a wonderful article!!! So glad you are feeling well and happy to see your post. I bet the girls will be happy to see you.

Susan said...

I read the article. You are amazing Leontien! You really are! Such a great example to us all. I am humbled and grateful to be able to be a blogger friend of yours. We all have weak moments, and I'm betting yours are really severe, but know we are all praying and hoping for you. I hope it gives you the strength you need, along with that beautiful horse of yours.

Hugs and kisses from Utah,

Susan

Chatty Crone said...

I read the WHOLE thing. I am so RELIEVED to see you post today. If possible I would love your email address - mine is skcz at comcasat dot net

I am still praying and thinking about you.

Love,
sandie

Rose H (UK) said...

An interesting and heartwarming article Leontien, you must feel proud.
So pleased that as you say 'things are going well', and you are posting again.
Sending best wishes and a {{hug}}
Rose H
x

Garden of Egan said...

I'm so glad that the magazine featured you. I'm off to read it, but first I wanted to tell you that you are still in my thoughts and prayers.
I'm so glad to read a post from you today. You have been on my mind.

Get rest and get strong so that you can fight the hard fight and kill those stupid cells!

Kim said...

It was an amazing article. But then again, you are amazing. Keep getting stronger. We are all sending you strength every day.
Hugs, Kim

Marissa @Life On Our Side Of The Mountain said...

What a wonderful article!
So glad to hear that each day is better than the one before and I'm glad to hear from you (see a post from you)!

Hugs

Larkrise garden girl said...

Leontien,Your spirit and courage inspires so many. What a amazing article but Leontien your are a force to be reckoned with! I am praying for you and your family. We all are so lucky to have become your blogger friends,Hugs Cheri

Sharon said...

So nice to see a post from you and that each day is better!

{{{HUGS}}}

dr momi said...

I love that the magazine is Progressive DairyMAN and there you are the DairyWOMEN!! Yes! Great artical. Keep fighting!

Ellie said...

Oh what a great article.
It is nice to hear from you. I hope your days keep getting better. Hugs and good wishes being sent to you from Scotland. :))

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Thats amazing! Congratulations on the magazine.

Melodie said...

She did a great job of telling your inspirational story! I so glad to hear your days are getting better.

Lana said...

SO good to see you back on here~! This weather isn't so great for visiting anything outside, but get on out there anyway and enjoy your girls. Hugs to you, and I LOVED the article!

Mom of M&Ms said...

i read this article and was so excited for you!!

My prayers are still with you daily... GOd is working...through you and for you!

Buttons said...

Leontien I love when I open up my blog and there you are, it makes me very happy.Oh I am positive we are all glad you are back seeing your girls and taking the time to tell us what is going on in your life. You are amazing Miss Leontien I love the article. I have never met you but I think I know everything I need to know about you. YOU ROCK.
You are the strongest girl I know and I am so happy you are doing well. I am still keeping you in my prayers and I know the girls help us when we are trying to cope with things outside the farm and our control. My girls get me through too, funny maybe for some but I understand it.
Congrats on the article it describes the woman I WILL meet someday.
Keep going my friend you are doing great. Your family and especially Bastiaan are amazing. xxoo B

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I've thought about you every single day, and was hoping that you were doing okay. Welcome back - you sure were missed :-)

How cool that you are in the magazine! I want to try to get my hands on a copy - I bet they carry them at Tractor Supply - I'm going to go look!

Julia said...

Leontien, what a great story in the Progressive Dairyman.

I hope that you're keeping your dream alive and I know that you're going to beat this once and for all because you are one in a million. Hugs. JB'

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Whoa! What an awesome article, Leontien! It was really nice reading more about you and your dream. Keep fighting. You are such an inspiration!!!

LindaG said...

Welcome back, Leontien! I hope this means you are getting better.
*hugs* ♥

It's me said...

Wat leuk jij in dat tijdschrift !!!...gaaf !!...enne ik ben zo blij dit te lezen !! jippie !!!!...Liefs van mij..........♥.. ♥... ♥....

don said...

Glad to see your post! Thanks for keeping us updated

TexWisGirl said...

oh, hallelujah! good to hear from you! you were on my mind all last week. i will read your article now!

Inger said...

I have been thinking of you and hoping to hear that you are doing OK after the treatment. The article is wonderful, it conveys your spirit, your strength and your determination. Take good care.

Anonymous said...

that article is so neat:) Mark and I have been praying and thinking about you a lot! keep the lord 1st in your life and remember that he is in control even when you feel like no one is. Love and miss you leo!
Stacy

Becky~ said...

Glad to see your days are getting brighter and better.God Bless.

Out on the prairie said...

Always nice to hear your positive thoughts and I wish you always the best.

Michaele said...

This is so special! All the more people to be on your fighting side!

Lori Skoog said...

Leontien...so good to see a post from you today. The article was fantastic!
Glad you were going to see the girls today and hope you go again tomorrow.
You just can't keep those farm girls off the farm.

You are one very special lady!!!!!

Farmchick said...

Good to see you blogging! You have so many people on your side dear! Stay strong!

Jill said...

I am so very happy to have you here again, dear girl. Your spirit is amazing and I love the article about you. God be with you today and always!
*HUGS(

Furry Bottoms said...

hi hi hi hi hi!!! I just left a comment on Jill's blog asking if anyone had heard anything about you recently... You were on my mind. I missed this post somehow, but am glad I found it tonight! I am going to go read the article now :)

Ms. A said...

Glad to hear things are going well! Off to read the article.

Thoughts and prayers!

Dreaming said...

I loved the article. You are famous!!
I'm glad you are home and that you are feeling stronger. I think about you often, and send good wishes your way!

Terry M Scott (AKA Terry Mann) said...

Yes, you do rock Leontien.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Yea! Yea! Yea! So glad to have you back!! And, that each day is getting better than the day before!! Blessings and {{hugs}} ~ Tanna

Katie @Pinke Post said...

Can't break your spirit. NO WAY. Hang in there! We are cheering and praying daily.

ellie k said...

that is quite an honor and a very interesting article. Hope you are feeling better, you are in my prayers.

Debbie said...

what a wonderful article, beautifully written. i enjoyed reading it because i did not know your entire story!!

i hope it felt great to share your story of strength and courage!!

so good to see you here....sending big hugs your way!! xo

TheCrankyCrow said...

What a blessing to hear from you my friend....I have been so worried and praying overtime. So glad to hear you are holding your own in the battle. Wonderful article - it filled in many of the puzzle pieces I was missing....Amazing - that insidious beast started out similarly for me...although I had no concerns about wedding dresses....Hope you give it an extra kick in the arse for my sake. I will continue to hold you close in my prayer my friend....Hugs & Blessings ~ Robin

Sandi said...

So glad to hear from you. You've been on my heart and in my prayers. Many Blessings, Leo.

Dawson Cattle Company said...

how awesome! im so glad to see a post from you. i miss reading your stories and giggling. but keep up the hard work. you are a true miracle and inspiration to others.

Susan said...

I read the whole article over Thanksgiving ... I enjoyed learning more about you, and find myself admiring you even more (no surprise there!). Your "cover girl" status is well deserved. I pray you'll continue feeling stronger each day.

Lois Evensen said...

Welcome back! What a wonderful article.

All the very best,
Lois

Arkansas Patti said...

A wonderful article that filled in some blank spots for me as I was a bit late finding you.
Keep getting stronger each day and let all the prayers coming your way boost you.

lisa said...

I saw this on Facebook Leontien. A beautifully written article.
Keep getting stronger dear girl, and keep that beautiful spirit!
xo.

Maartje Rijkers said...

Hey Leontien, wat fijn dat je weer aan het typen bent! Hoop dat het steeds beter gaat. En echt een super indrukwekkend artikel, je bent nu een bekende USA'er ;-)!
Veel plezier thuis met Bastiaan, de meiden en de rest van de fam!
Veel liefs,
Maartje

My Kid's Mom said...

So glad you're back! Keep it up - you can beat this thing!

Todd Janzen said...

Great article. I wish you all the best.

ann said...

Glad to see you back. Got to go and read the article
you are in God's light. take care

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Leontien! I'm so happy to see you posting! I've been thinking of you and pray that each day you'll be stronger and healthier. I'm off to read the article now! Take care!! ((((Hugs))))

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I came over from my friend Chatty Crone's blog and I am so inspired by your courage and attitude. Wishing you only the best and praying for your recovery. Hugs, Linda

Thisisme. said...

Hallo. I've just popped across from Chatty Crone's blog and, like all the others, I am inspired by you. I wish you all the best and will certainly be praying for your recovery. Have courage. Diane x

geetlee said...

I'm so glad that things are looking better Leontien :)
Love the last quote in the article by Maya Angelou too!

Cinner said...

What an amazing family you have, I love that you married your husband 3 times dear one. I read your story and then had to read it again. I am always amazed by the strength in someone and the lengths they go to make a dream happen. your strength and grace you have shown through all of this is amazing. you just keep fighting and being you. I really admire you, I understand the love you have for the farmlife since I grew up on a farm and your horse well that is another amazing story....I hope you feel well today and are getting the rest you need to continue. Your in my prayers always. hugs.

Dolores said...

This is a wonderful article, but you're an amazing person, so the article would have to be amazing too!!

Keeping you in my daily prayers!!!
Hugs,

Florida Farm Girl said...

Honey child, you deserve every one of those good words!!! I'm glad you're doing better. Hugs to you and Bastiaan.

Belle said...

Hello. I also came over from Chatty Crone's blog. I read the article and wanted to tell you I am praying for Leontien and the family. May God blessings be upon all of you.

bon bon said...

great article of an amazing person! ;o)

ok, i have to ask...how tall are you? pictures make you look like you're about 6'2"! or maybe you just hang around other people (and cows) who are shorter. ha!

hang in there, sweetie!

Deone said...

Can't wait to get a copy of the magazine... Your mom and sister brought it into the bank so I could see and read it! That is so great!! You're quite an amazing person.. :) I love you and glad you're home safe and getting your strength and appetite back! :)

Eva Ason said...

Dear Leontien,
I was introduced to your blog by my dear friend Chatty Crone - and I went in to read the whole article. I just wanted to write a short post to say that you're in my thoughts and prayers! God Bless! Hugs

Eva in Ireland

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I came over from Chatty Crone too and wish you well in your battle with this crummy disease. I'll have to follow your blog and go along on your journey back to good health. A year ago my son was going through chemo at this time and today he's feeling pretty good. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Nezzy said...

I read the article and it's just amazin'!!!

I'm so happy things are lookin' up for ya. God is good.

Know ya'll are in my prayers each and every day.

God bless and have a beautiful day!!! :o)

gowestferalwoman said...

Youre a totally rockin' covergirl! :)


Glad to hear that you are holding up well and getting in some good moments; the secret must be in eating Dairy products, right :D ? I know I have been having my fair share in consuming eggnogg, YUMMM!

So raising my glass full of eggnogg and toasting to you, "to your health, girlfriend!"

Cinderella said...

That is a wonderful, thoughtful, tribute/article about you, dear Leontien!

May the last round of treatments have been successful.
Am keeping my fingers crossed, and it feels like you will get the good news in January.

Here is to every inch amd molecule of your body being healthy in every possible way in every direction of time!

((many hugs))

julie king said...

visiting your blog from lyndsay bowman's. enjoying reading about you and your farm journey!

gloW said...

I read the article.
No doubt about it, there IS power in prayer and God can heal, so hang in there as you have been.
You have many Blessings and Prayers with you
gloW

Not So Simply Single said...

Wow girl, how cool is that! That is amazing....

You have some many people supporting and loving you, you are blessed!

Sending you love from sunny Maui....

Come out for a visit sometime!

Lisa

Laura said...

That's a fantastic article! You are an amazing woman and a real inspiration. I pray that you're doing well.
Nice to meet you
Laura x

Callie said...

Wonderful... every day better than the one before! Hope you are soon back doing what you love. Keeping you in my thoughts. xC

lisa said...

Just stopping by to say that I'm thinking of you, and giving you a hug!

troutbirder said...

Wonderful to see you back on line. And what a great article. Mrs. T had a biopsy yesterday at the Mayo clinic in Rochester. Now we anxiously await the results.

Gerreke said...

Ik ben zo benieuwd hoe het met je gaat. Weet dat ik aan je denk en met je meeleef!

mountain mama said...

awesome!

Garden of Egan said...

I've been thinking about you dear friend.
Praying for you.

Julia said...

Leontien, I'm thinking about you and I hope that you are getting back your strength after this last round of nasty stuff. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs Julia

Ron @ TOGBlog.com said...

Thanks for the link. I'll pop over and read the article :-)

I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

~Ron

Anonymous said...

hi just registered ,, tina

forgetmenot said...

Leontien, What a wonderful article about you and your life. What a strong, determined person you are-ready to take on any challenge and win. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you, and I hope the treatment is going well and you are on your way to a complete recovery. Stay positive and focused, and I know you will come out on top of all of this. Hugs, Mickie :)

Chatty Crone said...

I haven't heard from you in awhile and praying you are okay and safe. sandie

Julia said...

Dear Leontien, I haven't heard from you in a very long time and I'm getting increasingly worried. I hope that you are OK and that you are focused on healing instead of worrying about us.

I'm sending you prayers. Love, Julia

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, You are constantly in my prayers.. Hope you can feel good enough to enjoy Christmas. God Bless You.

Love,
Betsy

Jenny Woolf said...

What an inspiring tale and how proud you must be to see it in the magazine. Wow! I am so impressed by your single minded determination. If anyone can beat the Big C, you can !