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May 21, 2010
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The Baumgarten family in Virginia wants to express our deepest gratitude for all you have done for Kristen and Josh the past 2 months. Words cannot express how we feel being over 2,000 miles away and reading about all the fund raisers, service projects, and love expressed for our children and grandchildren living in Vernal. May the Lord bless you. All our love, Pete and Lyle Baumgarten and Family

Thank you for helping us feel the Spirit by sharing your experiences! You're awesome! -Stephanie

May 13, 2010
From Our Family.....We are Kristen's parents, Bill and Laurie Kremin. How in the world can we ever thank you enough???? We will be loyal to your businesses though!! And we will give back to this community!! We so appreciate this help!! Josh and Kristen are very appreciative! You guys are the BEST! Thank you a million ten trillion times! With all of our hearts thank you! The Kremins

Kristen and Josh, I just discovered your web site and spent the last hour reading it and looking at the pictures. I didn't find out about what you guys were going through until just recently. (I must be wrapped up in my own little world.)I've been thinking about you ever since and wondering what I could do to help. I saw your picture in Wendy's today and wrote down the blog address. Please know you have been and will continue to be in my prayers. You are an awesome family. Your boys are adorable and congratulations on Eliza's safe arrival. Kristen, I love your mom and dad so much. They've been great friends as have Emily and William. Josh, I don't know your family, but if you're from Virginia they've got to be great, right!? Maybe I'll see you at one of the fund raisers, (or at the hospital lab or in Walmart, eh Kristen?) Hang in there. You are loved. Judy H. & Daniel

May 7, 2010
Josh,Kristen and boys-We have been thinking non stop about what we can do to help you. we have decided to do a fundraiser for you-we are in the planning stage and will have something together next week. You are a great family and we love you!Let us know anything we can do for you!Love and prayers-Freida,Angela and Jennifer

I wanted to tell you about a girl I know who had the same cancer. She has had miracles granted to her over many years now. You can read about her journey on this blog. I believe in miracles!  -An Anonymous Blogger

May 6, 2010
I want to express my thoughts of sincere gratitude to all in the Vernal/Roosevelt and surrounding communities in Utah, even in other States in this Great Nation, America, in which we all live in...each of your charitable thoughts & donations all in the spirit of brotherly/sisterly love has profoundly changed my life in ways that only strengthen my resolve to overcome this cancer by faith in Gods healing power through His Son Jesus Christ, and return this same service of love to my community.
Thank you Kristin for your example of love for our family in all that you have done and continue to do...contributing/sacrificing many long hours of your own family time because of the love you have for your friend, my wife - Kristen. I want to thank all of Kristen & my friends/ family who came together to help lift the burden of organizing and putting together her baby nursery, and countless other acts of kindness around the home. Please accept my sincere love to each of you and may Gods blessing be upon all who have participated in this miracle of Gods tender mercy for our family.
I Love You!
-Josh Baumgarten
May 1, 2010
All my thoughts and prayers are with your family. I know how hard the unknown can be, but be strong and cherish each and everyday together. I know from experiance because my daugher Makayla was diagones with a cancerous brain tumor on September 26th, 2009. They were able to remove most of the tumor, but we know some cells still remain. We followed the surgery with 6 weeks of radiation treatment everyday. We didn't know if she would live to see her second birthday, but I very happy to say she celebrated her second birthday Febuary 5th and is finally returning back to normal. She still has a long road ahead, but for now we live one day at a time and cherish each and everyday. If I can be of any help, even if you need someone to talk to please contact me. I don't want to publish my phone number, but if you have facebook look under Claudia Sims Sasse and contanct me that way. I will get you my phone number from there. Take care
Claudia Sasse
April 25, 2010
"Angel" is an appropriate name for ALL who have been so kind and loving to help these wonderful kids. We, all the rest of their family, thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts. We all are praying for the best possible end to this nightmare. Vernal has to be one of the very best towns in the world, full of great people. -Grandpa and Grandma Kremin

April 24, 2010
Hi I just fell into your blog and am amazed at the comments people are making. You must be a really special man and family. I don't know if you are a family of faith but I will be praying for you all especially the arrival of your daughter. There is a long road ahead of you with twists and turns in it God bless  -Tracy (a blogger from England)

April 21, 2010
My dear Kristen, the other daughter Melissa had as a best friend. What a wonderful example of faith and courage you have been. I hesitate to call you because you have enough to deal with, but check with your lovely mother frequently. Be assured of our prayers on behalf of all of you at this time. You are so sweet and precious...this is definitely NOT FAIR although I haven't heard you guys say that yet, so I will say it for you! There are such miracles all the time, we just have to be patient. We love you and just wanted you to know. Wade & Debbie Southam

April 16, 2010
Kristen and Josh, 
I just wanted to let you know that we're still praying for you! Not a day goes by that I don't thank about you guys. All our love from Rexburg!

Shannon and fam

I was just reading Mindy's blog and came over to yours. I am so sorry that your family is going through this! I know the Baumgarten's from the Dulles Branch and love them!! Josh and I actually went to Prom together as friends. My heart just broke as I read your posts, but as I read, I could tell that you guys are such a strong family. You have a beautiful family! I will pray for you guys to get through this tough journey. May God bless you and give you strength.

April 13, 2010
I am a reader of the Apron Girls blog and linked here to your blog. We have been going through a similar whirlwind. My husband had surgery to remove a tumor last week and we just got the final patholgy report yesterday...cancer. A very rare form of cancer. We live in Nevada, but we are coming up to Huntsman in 2 weeks. As I read your account of your situation, I laughed and cried. What else can you do? A month ago, life was "normal"...busy with 5 kids, but "normal". Now, life will be a new "normal". You have an amazing attitude and I look forward to following your blog. It gives me hope.
P.S. My husband grew up in Vernal...maybe this is all Vernal's fault!

What can you say at a time like this except that we love you and are here for you. We admire your adorable family so much! You will continue to be in our every prayer! Your testimonies have built ours so much. I know the Lord will watch over you and bless as you go through this tremendous trial. We love you and are here if you need anything! Love Troy & Jenny Anderson

April 12, 2010
I've been sitting here trying to decide what to type. What do you say in a situation like this? We were sorry to hear about Josh but we know that everything happens for a reason, even if we don't know what it is. Your family will be in our prayers.P.S. Congratulation on the new baby girl! (almost)-Sam & Krista Taylor 

How I look up to you and Josh. Wow! What strength you two have. I left church today with a better understanding of faith and I was so uplifted by your testimony and Josh's testimony. The spirit in that Chapel was incredible. You will continue to be in our prayers and please let me know if you need anything. Daysen always loves having friends to play with, so dont hesitate to call if you need someone to watch the boys. I know you have lots of family here, but I am just up the road and would love to help anyway that I can.  -Kassi Luck

Josh & Kristen,
You are such an inspiration to the rest of us! You are in our thoughts & prayers DAILY. The twins would love to come and babysit your boys in our house or yours for free anytime! They have told us so many times how good they were and how much they loved babysitting them. We are here to help in any way we can. We love you and can't imagine the trials you are facing right now. In my mind, I keep thinking you are more worthy than the rest of us and the Lord trusts you immensely! We are ALL praying for you! Hang in there! Trust in the Lord and He'll get you through this. -The Rust Family

I totally agree with Jade and Kassi...the Spirit was so strong in Sacrament Meeting yesterday. It was definitiely a meeting to remember, my entire family was so touched (Brother Reynolds' horse story was great too!!) I didn't realize what a great writer you are. What a great medium to be able to express your thoughts and journal your experience. Thanks for allowing us into your lives. Remember, Maeser 7th Ward is here for you and your family!!  -Amber

April 11, 2010
We are all keeping you in our prayers until (and after) the 21st! If you need time alone, give me a call! I'll be willing to keep the kids! I miss them and I would love time with them as well! Give our family a call and we all wish Josh the best! Love you all, Kiley and the Gross Family

I have never ever ever felt the spirit like I did when you and Josh bore your testimonies in church today. What a gift you gave to me and my family. I wasn't looking forward to fast sunday today, but as soon as sacrament started I knew that I was there for a reason and it was so I could be strengthend. Thank you so much for that and PLEASE, if I can do anything to help I will drop what I am doing at be right there. -James and Jade Bethers

Thank you for writing, it's nice to hear it coming from you and not from everyone else. We love you and support you. We are praying for the whole family we love you! -The Bell House Blog

April 10, 2010
Let's all pray for Josh, Kristen, Kimball, McKay, Benson, Eliza and all their family. This family was among the first to befriend me and my husband when we moved to Vernal, where we knew noone. They are the best of people and deserve our prayers, love and support! -K. Baldwin

April 9, 2010
Josh & Kristen,
You, your boys, and both of your parents are mentioned every night by name from the mouths of my children during family prayers, and we all know Heavenly Father lends a special listening ear to those prayers offered by children. We plead for your health, we pray for your strength, and we pray for His mercy. We have complete faith that the Lord answers prayers! We love you so much and are ready to help at the first request - YOU are our focus and we are ready and anxious to work things around what YOU NEED. Please let us do whatever we can,
Brett & Hope

Kristen & Josh: We are thinking of you and your family at this time. You have been so kind and thoughtful to us, and hope in your trials we can repay your love and kindness. Our thoughts and prayers are for you at this time. Heidi & Cameron

April 8, 2010
Kristen and Josh,
Know that God loves you and is very proud of your lives and family. He is the one who knows what we can handle and deal with.Put your trust and Hope in him and he will comfort you. Our prayers are with you and we are here to assist in anyway.
Love ya so much! Mark and Colette

Kristen....thanks so much for the update!!! I love you and your family so much!! I know I don't know your husband but give him our love also. Please let me know what I can do to help....I will do anything!! :-) Love you and call me even if you just need to vent!! Prayin for you and your family girl!!  -Ashley Wright Tweed

April 7, 2010
This is truly a humbling thing to see good friends of Josh and Kristen's do something so kind for them. we don't have words to express our gratitude. But please know we will pray for those of you who are so kind. May the Lords richest blessings be on you and your family for your love and especially your "pure love of Christ." From the bottom of our hearts and with all of our hearts! Thank you! Bill and Laurie Kremin

What an adorable picture! Love you guys so much! xoxoxo -Lindsey Hackford

We love you guys, hang in there. Everything happens for a reason and we are here for you. Keep your chins up! -Matt & Raquel

Josh, Kristen, and kiddos,
We love you ALL sooooo much. My mind and heart has been sending love and hope to you ever since I heard about your situation. Please know that we are praying that the Lord will bless you with continued strength, courage, and peace to sustain you. I believe in miracles! Love you with all our hearts! Shannon Neibaur and family

Josh and Kristen
I love your cute family and your are in my prayers daily. We hope that things will be back to normal in your world soon. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to help out Kristen. I would be more than willing to take the boys for awhile or bring you dinners. I can even come clean your house nor lend you a listening ear. Anything we can do to help, we are here! Good luck and stay strong, the Lord always has a reason for the things he does! -James and Jade Bethers

You are such a beautiful family! And, what an amazing mom and dad! I miss you being close enough to stop in and say hi or check on you once in a while~
You are in our family thoughts and prayers~
Love the Gross family
Please do not hesitate if you need anything~

April 6, 2010
I have had the pleasure of working with Josh since he started a couple years ago. I want you to know that I think the world of you as a person Josh, and I am so appreciative of your huge heart and great attitude. I have never heard a negative thing come out of your mouth and that is a rare quality to find in a person. We will keep your wonderful family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your friend, Chris

 Kristen, I've been out of town, but will hopefully get to editing more of your photos soon! You have the most adorable family!  -Mindy

Our prayers are with you. - The Dusty Morris Family

Kristen, I cant get you guys out of my mind!! Even though I dont know your hubby personally I have heard great things about your family. I have always thought you were the most gorgeous, generous person all through school. you are in my prayers! Hang in there!  -The McClellan Clan