Here we go again! Tomorrow morning I am scheduled for a final reconstructive surgery at 10:45am. While I’m eager to have this milestone behind me, it’s been a bumpy couple of weeks trying to get this crew to summer break and me to another surgery day. I don’t feel nearly as prepared mentally, spiritually, emotionally, physically or in our schedule for this one. But, thankfully this procedure is not nearly as invasive as the first and will not require the same level of recovery time.
The surgery itself will be around 3 hours long. I should only have a few days of “intense” recovery time and then I should begin feeling daily improvement. The most difficult part of this recovery will be feeling good so quickly but having to abide by the same type of physical restrictions for 6-8 weeks. I’m not sure I’ve gotten any better at being still and patient but I’m trying to grow in both.
I just want to say thank you again to everyone who has continued to pray and help me and our family. There is no way we would have made it through the past two and a half months without everyone’s love and support. And, there is no way we would have made it through this journey without a love God who has continued to be faithful and sustain us. I have learned what it means to come to the end of myself and watch his perfect strength take over on my behalf. When I am tired and overwhelmed he has restored me day after day. I rejoice because he renews and strengthens me. The nights that I drop in bed with exhaustion, I wake up to find his mercy new and his grace freshly pouring over my soul.
I wish I could take more time to share some of the things running through my head but there is much to do tonight and my body is fighting something off. We will post an update either tomorrow evening or Wednesday sometime. In the meantime, we covet your thoughts and prayers. Bless you all!