Monday, November 1, 2010

My Mom's Surgery

My beautiful Mama
Dear 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.

Isaiah 58:7-9

1 comment:

affectioknit said...

Oh my! I'll be praying for you and your family! Blessings and Peace be with you...