Friday, April 18, 2014

Headed Home

Wednesday morning my mom had total hip replacement surgery.  It was all she could do to get in the truck to ride to the hospital, and then limp to the wheelchair to be wheeled up to the surgery floor.  Her pain has been horrendous.

Today, she is walking out of the hospital and heading home on her brand new right hip (with the help of a walker) nearly pain free.

We are just PRAISING GOD for His healing.  We are trusting Him that over the next few days and weeks she will continue to get stronger and stronger.  We are praying against any infection and blood clots, and I would love it if you would agree with me for complete recovery for my mother.

I seriously want to thank EACH of you for praying for my mother.  I am humbled.  And today we are giving ALL GLORY to God for touching my mother.  We praise His Holy Name.

Blessings to each and every one of you as we celebrate Easter and the resurrection of the King, the Name Above All Names.  I thank Him for salvation, and the gift of Eternal Life.  I am so thankful that He is my Savior.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Surgery on Wednesday

Tomorrow morning my mom will have her right hip replaced.  We don't yet have a time for the surgery, but it will be early in the morning.

I would ask each of you to lift my mother in prayer before The Healer before, during and after her surgery. 

She is very frightened to have the surgery.  Christians know that fear is not of God, and we are praying for PEACE.

Please pray for the doctors and nurses and every health care provider that will come in contact with my mother.  Pray for wisdom and direction as they make decisions before, during and after the surgery.

Pray against any infection, blood clots, excessive pain, etc.  We are praying for a speed recovery,

Barring any complications, mom will be released to come home from the hospital on Friday.  Yes, just two nights in the hospital and they will send her home.

Please pray for me and my two sisters, and my dad as we take care of her over the next few weeks.
My mom's name is Donna, so you can pray for her by name.

Thanks so much to each of you for praying.  It means the world to me.  I KNOW that God will go before us and make a way through this trial.  And that our faith will be made stronger through all of this.  I love you my friends. 


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Senior Prom

This past weekend was the prom at our local high school.

It is so neat to see all of the kids dressed up in formals and tuxedos.  Big smiles on their faces. 

But one girl in particular caught my eye.

She calls me mom.

Isn't she beautiful?

 I am so proud.

I know every mother thinks her daughter is the most beautiful girl at the prom.

I am no exception.

Thanks for allowing me to brag!  Have a blessed day! 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Prayers Needed

You might recall that my mom has had some very severe pain in her hips and down her legs.  She has been to a couple different doctors, had MRIs and xrays, and we finally have a diagnosis and a treatment. 

My mom has severe arthritis in both her hips and needs both hips replaced as soon as possible.

This is neither the diagnosis we prayed for, or the treatment we would have ever imagined.

But we know that God is good, all the time.  And we trust Him.

We meet with the surgeon on Wednesday to see how quickly he can schedule the surgery, and to see whether the surgeon will operate on both hips at once.

Please pray for the doctor that he will know exactly what to do, and for a speedy recovery.

And please pray for my mother.  She is very upset and certainly does not want to have her hips replaced.  But without a miraculous instantaneous healing from the Lord, she has absolutely no choice.  She can barely walk to the bathroom and back without severe pain.

Please lift her up in prayer.  Thank you all so very much.