Saturday, April 30, 2011

I'd like to hit the pause button....

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
(The Message)


Leah @ Point Ministries said...


Send me your email address to pointministries at gmail dot com. I have something I want to send you. Will be praying for your mom.

co_heir said...

I know what you mean about seeing your kids grow up.

How did your mom's surgery go?

AmyW said...

Mom's surgery went well. We're still waiting on the pathology report. The initial report was inconclusive so the doctor is not sure what type of mass she had. The recovery has been very slow but she is getting stronger everyday.

Hopefully, she will come home in the next day or so and we are praying for an "all-clear" pathology report.