We truly are a family redefined. We are husband, wife, son, daughter, step children, biological and adopted children and most importantly, Children of God.

A friend pointed out that I needed to update my blog header. After our adoption from Ethiopia, I had updated it stating how the adoption of Sara Joy completed our family. Well... the journey continues. After much prayer, we have decided to follow what we feel is God's calling for us...we went to Ghana with the intention of adopting a four year old girl, Isabella Hope. Little did we know that she would be the catalyst to bringing home not only her, but her half brother and sister. We will now be adding not only Isabella Hope to our family, but also Mary Grace (9) and Gilbert (6) who we will transition to the name Nathaniel Timothy. The shock is wearing off and the JOY and EXCITEMENT are overwhelming. Now truly, our family is complete. The great part of journeying with God, is that it's always an adventure. He knows where we are going, and for us it is all a marvelous surprise. Looking forward to sharing our family adventures as we walk daily through life and as we venture off to Ghana to bring home Mary, Nate and Isabella! It's always an adventure redefining our family!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Today's the day

*****Update****** For all those who prayed... thank you very much!  The surgery went well.  I head back to the doctor tomorrow for another check.  Hopefully all will look good.  I can't see much of anything right now, so please bear with me if there are typos :)  As for the meds during surgery.... same as last time.  I remember about 2  minutes of the whole experience.  Those meds are AWESOME!!!  Again, thank you for your prayers.  I hope to know soon how much this has impacted my vision.  Hopefully in a noticable way*********

This morning I am headed over to the Dr. office for my eye surgery.  Not real excited about it.  I guess I should be, but I'm not.  Hopefully I will be excited when it is over and maybe in a couple of days find that I can see so much better.  That woudl be the ultimate outcome.  If you are a praying person, please pray for that for me.  I feel as though God is going to bless me through this, even in a small way.  And though that may be small - to just make my sight a little bit better - in all actuality, it is HUGE for me.  I'm not looking for all of my sight back - just make the sight I have clear.  I pray I get that.

What I am NOT looking forward to, is the procedure.  I hate all things "eyeball".  Working on an eye creeps me out.  I think I said it before when I had my other eye worked on.  It's just creepy to me.  I don't want anyone touching my eye!!!  I was crazy enough to read up on the procedure and what they will be doing.  Well, ignorance would have been bliss, because now I know and I wish I didn't. 

The last time I had this surgery, I remembered NOTHING.  Well, I'll tell you what I remembered.  I was on a bed being wheeled into the surgical room.  They stopped at the door to open them.  I don't remember going in the doors, I don't remember the procedure.  The next thing I remember is being again on the other side of the surgical room doors, in the hallway.  It's STRANGE.  I do remember at one point in time, feeling someone touching my hand.  They held it for a long time.  I just remember my mind feeling that.  It's strange but the feeling was in my head and not on my hand.  I was apparently awake and talking during the entire procedure.  Who knows what I must have been saying.  If I was awake, I'm sure I wasn't saying "hey, this is cool that you are going to poke that thing into my eyeball".  I guess I'm glad I don't remember.  How they get that medication to work like that, I'm not sure.... but I'd like to have that again.

I'm a bit more nervous now because when I was scheduling the surgery they said that they are using different medications now and it would not be like last time.  NO!!!!  MAKE IT LIKE LAST TIME!!!!  I was having too many things run through my head to ask exactly which part would be different.  I hope the memory part will not be different.

Kent and Megan came over last night to pray with me about the surgery.  I thought that was very nice of them.  It is good to know that you have people praying with you.  It's also good to know I have such wonderful friends.

In Christ,

1 comment:

Lori said...

Those surgeries where you don't remember a THING but were apparently wide awake and talking are really wild!!! I've had a couple.

Definitely praying for you!