5.04.2010

*~* Praise God and Giving Him the Glory! *~*

Look who is up and has a smile!! 
 I'm absolutely rejoicing at the rebirth of health and the progress of recovery!  After a tumultuous trial of heartbreaking illness, we are on the road to wellness!  As of TODAY, his levels are on track, the drs are absolutely astounded at how fast he is bouncing back, 100 times faster than he should and are in disbelief how his body turned around on a dime!  Praise Be to God! 


Thank you all from the bottom of my heart and I can't thank you enough for the prayers,  for your uplifting and encouraging words. I am overjoyed with the support I have had from everyone and everywhere - from friends near and far, local and cyber, I have felt your love and power of united prayer!

In my darkest hours, sitting vigil by his bedside, telling him through the multitude of tears to just keep fighting, I felt His presence and know He is a miracle working God.   Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise (Hebrews 10:23).   And this past week as I was paralyzed with fear and filled with worry to stand strong on the faith in God's power and mercy and grace ~ nothing is impossible for Him and we have this blessed new chance ahead! 

Now to accomplish the next hurdle - eating after 12 days!  23 pounds lighter (of which he didn't have to lose anyway), we are hoping to avoid a PIC Line for IV therapy & antibiotics but know whatever lies ahead is what is meant to be ~ and we'll tackle it together, united. 

During his second surgery, I spent some time in quiet solitude in the chapel.  And  and saw this written on the wall - and share it with you ....... 

But now, O Israel, The Lord who created you says:
"Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine.
When you go through deep waters and great trouble,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown!
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not consume you."
                                                                   Isaiah 43:1-2

Be blessed, always, as He has so richly blessed us!
Love you muchly!
xoxoxo
~Kelly and Tony

37 comments:

  1. It is so wonderful to hear good news coming from down South ~ PTL
    I know that the Sistahs have been rejoicing in this. Please both of you rest and gather your strength!

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  2. I am so glad to see things are looking up. I will cont. to pray for your family.

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  3. HOOOORAY for God! And your family! Didn't know about this--so sorry! But I'm glad that God is working in you and helping heal! He hears our prayers;)

    Thank you, God!! Thank you, Jesus!! Please help Kelly and Tony get rest and recover quickly! Thank you for the verse written on the wall--thank you for YOUR PLAN! Thank you for forgiving us and loving us SO MUCH:)

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  4. Praising God, Praising God and Praising God with you all! Rejoicing in his goodness and grace. His promise, his love, his comfort, his healing, his peace. Oh Kelly ~ God is so good!!! Continuing to send love, prayers and hugs your way.

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  5. Kelly, what wonderful news!! Praise be to God who hears our prayers! "For whenever two or more are gathered in His name...." applies to cyberspace, too! God is cool!

    Love and hugs,
    Barb

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  6. Praise God from whom all Blessings flow....
    Kelly, I'm so very happy to hear the good news! Continuing to send prayers your way.

    Much love and big hugs!

    Carm

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  7. When I saw you not blogging for a while, I thought something must have happened. Kelly, I'm sorry for that, I knew nothing. The more it´s good to hear that Tony is on the road to recovery. I hope he is healthy again soon.
    Take care and watch yourself.

    Hugs from overseas !

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  8. I didn't know anything was up, but am so glad for God's blessings and healing touch!!
    Susan

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  9. I'm so sorry, I was unaware of what was going on or what you had been going through. It's good to know that Tony is making a remarkable recovery and that God has heard your prayers and given you strength...God IS Good. Take good care and know your family will be in our thoughts and prayers!

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  10. Kelly,

    I'm so happy to hear this and will continue to pray.

    Grace

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  11. I'm glad to hear that things have taken a turn for the better! I will still keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers! I miss you over at Inktegrity! Hope to see you soon!

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  12. Wow - I missed the news that he (is this your hubby?) was ill. I'm so sorry you've had a rough time. Very happy though, that it appears things are on the upswing! Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  13. oh thank heavens. I am so glad to hear that Tony is doing better and you too! Still holding you all close - much love to you all.

    M

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  14. Singing praises and rejoicing with you, my friend! Love you muchly, too!

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  15. Yay Kelly!! I am so happy to hear that Tony is doing so well. To God be the glory!!! I am so happy for your entire family!! Praying that you will all get some much needed rest. Hugs to you my sweet friend!!!!

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  16. Anonymous5/05/2010

    PTL Kelly, YAY...I am so glad that Tony has turned the corner...have been praying and praying some more for you Tony, and your kiddos...I continue to pray for all of you and can't wait until Tony is back home and acting like nothing had happened at all...take care of yourself my sweet friend.....mwahh....

    Carol-momcgw

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  17. Kelly and Tony, I'm saying prayers of praise and thanksgiving for your recovery and will continue to pray for total healing, peace, comfort and rest for all the Santi family! I'm sure you do not know all the people who have been praying for you for I have sent prayer requests to all the prayer warriors I know and I know they have been diligent in praying for all of you! PTL!!! Hugs, Judy

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  18. PRAISE THE LORD and the wonderful power of prayers!!!!I am rejoycing with you,Kelly, and
    can't stop the tears surfacing under my lids...
    but it's ok as these are tears of utter JOY!!
    God bless Tony and your whole family!!

    (now I just hope for this mesg to actually post!! *wink*)

    ~Paola~

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  19. Kelly--so glad to see such a positive post about Tony and his continued progress. You have both been in my prayers the past few weeks and I will continue until you are all back home as a family. Thank god!

    Blessings--Barb

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  20. Kelly, so happy to hear from you that Tony is doing so well. May he get his strength back soon. I'll keep praying he's back at home with you soon.

    Hugs
    Linda

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  21. I am crying as I type this message... Kelly, you have shown us strength, endurance and patience all while never loosing faith. You kept your eyes on our almighty Father. In return He has given you back your best friend, father of your children and husband. Thank you for sharing us your story and posting a picture of Tony. I will continue to pray for you all. May God continue to heal Tony and bring many blessings to your family.

    Hugs
    Joseline

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  22. Thank God! Kelly, I'm overjoyed to hear this wonderful news! Of course I'm still keeping all of you close in my heart, in my thoughts, in my prayers! Love ya! {{HUGS}}

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  23. Kelly, I am so happy to read that Tony is on the road to recovery. I will continue to keep you both, along with your family, in my thoughts and prayers. Huge smiles, Julie

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  24. Kelly this is fabulous news!!! I will continue to keep all of you in my thoughts and close to my heart. Love ya much! {{{BIG hugs}}}.

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  25. Praise God!!! We have been praying for you all, Kel! Tony's recovery and your strength are a testimony of faith, and confirmation of prayers answered!

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  26. What amazing news!! sending hugs to you and your family!!

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  27. Oh Kelly! PTL! I'm all teary and sniffly reading this...God is good. Continuing to send my love and prayers. XOXO

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  28. Kelly - this is fabulous!!! sending hugs to you and keeping you, Tony and the kids in my prayers!!
    Hugs to you sweetie!

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  29. Oh my dear Kelly!!! I hope you don't mind that I posted your original email to me on our Ink DT blog. We were all gathered in His name to pray for you and your hubby!! SOOO happy to hear your voice on your blog, praise the Lord in all of His goodness, working miracles through the surgeons' and doctors' hands, as we know HE is the ultimate Healer!! Woohoo!! You've made my evening hunny bunny!!

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  30. We serve an AWESOME and Faithful GOD! I am rejoicing with you... Now get some needed rest. Hugs, ~B~

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  31. To read this good news has made my day!!! I have been thinking of you two. God is Good!!! So happy to see your hubby is up and feeling better! I believe in the power of prayer and God makes miracles everyday!!!!!!

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  32. Kelly,
    Praise the Lord! I know He always hears our prayers and I am so, so thrilled that God has healed Tony and now Tony is a miracle and a witness to the glory of our Creator! Hon, tears come to my eyes just looking at this picture of your husband. God is good!!!

    Love ya!
    Marsha

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  33. Kelly, I am so very, very thankful that we have such an awesome God ... still holding you and Tony (and your kiddos) in prayer until he has totally overcome this hurdle. God is so powerful, loving, healing ... He definitely hears when his people call!

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  34. Kelly, so glad to hear that Tony is on his way to recovery!! Our God IS an awesome God!! Praise Him!! I am continuing to pray for your and your family. Hugs to you!!

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  35. praises to God kelly for his healing touch!
    this is a beautiful post and i am so happy for ya'll. humbled by the power of the almighty God! May He use your story to spread His gospel!

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  37. kerry and Tony, I wish you all the best! Thinking of you!

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