Thursday, December 4, 2008

today's the day

Please say a prayer for my hubby's hand surgery today. He has to check in at 10:00 this morning, and the surgery starts at noon. We're told the surgery should last about an hour and he should be able to go home shortly thereafter. As I've mentioned before, the surgeon won't know the full scope of damage until the surgery begins, so please continue to pray that there are no surprises and that the surgery can be done easily & the recovery, quickly.

Ethan will be having his potassium level checked today - at the same hospital, around the same time - so please also pray that the level has not hit the "danger zone". I pray it's either gone down, or at least stayed the same as it was on Monday.

My heart & mind have been back and forth this past week, somewhere between faith and fear. Not about any one thing in particular, but all of a sudden, about everything. There's a lesson in the midst of all of this for me, and truthfully, I'm hesitant to want to learn it. I actually have much more to say about this, but with the hustle and bustle that today brings, I feel it best suited that I save those thoughts for another day. I guess the bottom line is that I'm really struggling. And it's much more than Adam's injury, or Ethan's on-going monitoring. I'm being forced to examine and accept things that make me uncomfortable - at least, initially. That un-settle me. And I don't necessarily like it. But I know it's necessary. Because if the old Vacation Bible School song is true, then "He's still workin' on me, to make me what I ought to be".... and in all honesty, I know that He is. But I feel my need for "control" being asked of me. Among other things. And if you want to know a secret, I'm having a very difficult time with it all.

Pray for my boys today. I can't thank you enough.


huntsouth said...

We'll be praying for all of you. love, the Hunts

Hollie said...

...praying for all three of you today!!

Mandy said...

Thinking & praying.

Anonymous said...

You strength inspires all that read your blog.God has put you on an extraordinary journey that many women would have already bailed out of. We know to find comfort at the foot of the cross and I will go there for you today and pray God's strength for you.

The Charles Crew said...

praying for all of you today!!!!

John said...

"May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light." - Colossians 1:11-12

"He who calls you is faithful, He will surely do it." - 1 Thess. 5:24

I am praying these for you today!

A day in the life of said...

My husband and I are praying for you in this time of need. We hope that the damage is minimal and that Adam can regain full use of his hand quickly.

We continue to pray for Ethan and for you.