Thursday, June 28, 2007

Surgery Day

We are home!!!! This morning, we weren't sure that we would be coming home tonight. Thank you so much for your prayers. I could feel them and was very aware of God's presence all day. Our church media director, Brian, came and sat with me for quite a while and he was with me when Chad's Dr. came out to talk to me. This little hospital is very friendly and they once again invited me behind the scenes to see Chad. They even let Brian step in with me.

Surgery went great. It took quite a while, but the Dr. was very pleased with how everything turned out. Chad really did a number on his shoulder and we still have a long road ahead of us, but the surgery was a success. Praise the Lord!

Brian had been gone about 10 minutes when our friend Ron got there. He brought homemade Banana Muffins. They were very yummy. In fact, I'm eating one now! Pam was speaking my love language with those.

I have to say that this is the first time that Chad has had surgery that we have had NO family around. When they took him back to the OR, I had this brief thought that I was alone in a strange hospital. What if something happens, and I'm here alone. It was almost immediate that I felt peace. No words, just God's peace. The waiting room was small and I was the only person in there. I was so thankful today for Brian and Ron. They will never know how much it meant to me to have my Christian family there. Ron followed us home and helped me get the patient in and settled. He even moved one of our den chairs into our bedroom for Chad to sleep in.

We had a good afternoon and even took a very short walk this evening. I'm just praying that tonight goes as well as this afternoon!! Well, it's medicine time. Thank you for your prayers today, they were felt!!


The Small Scribbler said...

I am so glad you had Ron there to comfort and help you. I have been through several hospital visits alone and the little things that people do to show that they are thinking of you during that time mean SO much.

Praying for a smooth recovery.


Anonymous said...

We were praying for you today! I hope that Chad isn't in too much pain. Let him know that we are all thinking of him!

Meg said...

So glad to hear that things went well. Praying for you. Meg

Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Praying girl!
Much love,

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