Surgery. Not an event people look forward to. It's just so darn scary. Almost debilitating. My sweetie had to make that trip down the hall yesterday. The one that makes you feel so very alone. You're in the spotlight when all you want to do is crawl under a rock and hide. So thankful that God was there with him and that he was in capable and caring hands.
For me, the night before was even worse than the actual day of surgery. I felt so frightened and vulnerable but God was there for me. He's always there in the most beautiful way. The quiet of night is when He shines brightest. Papa God never fails to pick me up and place me in the palm of His hand.
He's awesome like that.
(my parents sent this gorgeous basket full of everything wonderful!)
Katie woke up at the crack of dawn so she could sit with me in the waiting room. We ate pistachios and played Science trivia together. My dear friend, Debbie, later came to the hospital and picked Katie up so our girls could spend the day together. I can't tell you how much I appreciated this. Katie would've been fine staying with me but instead she was whisked away to a day of creating treats, going out to lunch, ballet class and even bible study with one of her dearest friends.
What a blessing.
Debbie, my fairy godmother friend, sent Katie home with peanut butter cookies, too.
This made our whole family smile!
A delightful package of fun arrived yesterday, too. Created just for my husband. Inside were a few of his favorite magazines, puzzle books, crazy glasses, a huge bad of candy, and a glittery, blinged out bell.
It was absolutely perfect!
As you can see, the glasses are being put to good use. When my husband isn't grooving out with his percocet he does get to enjoy the treats. Don't worry.:)
For the millionth time, I wondered how the pioneers did it. No ER, no fast food restaurants, no Starbucks, no indoor plumbing, no pharmacies, and no phones? Wow. I would've been one cranky pioneer.
All kidding aside, the beautiful truth is that God has always been here. His love (along with dear friends) is what got the pioneers through the tough times. And he's here to walk us through the fire today, too.:)