There are so many things going on in the next few days...
My oldest is getting on a plane tomorrow to fly west. He'll spend the summer with his grandmother and work with his uncle. This is a good thing. I'm happy for Grandma Sandy....she'll feed him well and I suspect my skinny college boy will come home with a few, much needed, extra pounds on his frame. He'll also get to spend time with Bob's family. He may even learn to ride a horse :)
But.....I'm going to miss him. I really hate all this growing up business....
My mom's surgery is scheduled for Tuesday. She has a Biliary Cystadenoma. Approximately 60-70% of her liver will be removed. We've been warned the recovery will be long and hard. My family would appreciate your prayers. Prayers for a successful surgery, no signs of malignancy, and a quick, uneventful, recovery.
This morning, all the "stuff" ahead has left me a little depressed. So today, I'm hitting the pause button and putting aside the fretting and fear. I'm going to embrace the day. I've written the following verses on a slip of paper to carry around today. The words calm my heart.
I bless GOD every chance I get;
my lungs expand with his praise.
I live and breathe GOD;
if things aren't going well, hear this and be happy:
Join me in spreading the news;
together let's get the word out.
God met me more than halfway,
and he freed me from my anxious fears.
Psalm 34: 1-4