My beautiful MamaDear Blogger Friends,
Tomorrow, November 2nd, my mom is having open heart surgery to replace her aortic and mitral valves. It is a major, invasive surgery which will require 10 days in the hospital and weeks of recovery at home. Tonight Mike, the kids and I met up with my parents, my aunt, two uncles, and cousin at a local restaurant to have dinner together. Afterwards, we went to my aunt's house for dessert. We spent the evening in good spirits, laughing, and telling stories. But there was also a seriousness to our discussions and extra long hugs were given when it was time to leave. I won't lie and say I'm not worried-- because I am. If I let my mind linger on the "what ifs" I start to panic a little. So I am spending a lot of time praying. And praying some more. I am choosing to trust God and lay this fear at His feet.
Please join with me in praying for my family tomorrow. I will post a brief update after her surgery to let you all know how she is doing.
Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.