October 4, 2008


Yesterday Dr. Weiner's scheduler finally called me.  She mentioned that they are completely booked.  He only does surgeries on on Thursday and Mondays & only had one time slot available to do Abby's surgery.  She said that her surgery is in 3 (yes I said THREE) parts which means she will be on the operating table THREE DIFFERENT times!  I was completely unaware of this and she could not answer any surgery procedure questions, so I just had to trust that 3 times was right.  So the dates that she had were; December 11Th, December 18Th, December 24Th.  YUCK right smack dab in the middle of Christmas I thought...  Then she proceeded to tell me that I would most likely have to come in the Sunday before which is the 7Th and that Abby would have to stay in the hospital at least a week after surgery and we should be in town a week after she is released in case something comes up!  So looking at a calendar..... 

December 2008
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31

January 2009
                 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10

11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

That means we would be gone from December 7Th, 2008 to somewhere around the first or second week of January 2009!!!!!!!  UN-real!  She said she would contact Dr. Weiner to let me know if there is something else he can come up with and if not we will have to wait until next year.

Waiting until next year does appeal to me I must say.  I'm not sure if it is because its way later than sooner, or if in my heart I am hoping for a miracle of no more seizures and we won't have to do the surgery...  Maybe this is Gods plan that we wait because He has something else planned and it's just a season of testing for us???  Not sure, but what I do know is that He is in control and I still need to trust Him even in the push and shove of these enormous cold scary stormy waves! 

Spurgen says it best...

"Do not fear!  Has not God helped you in every plight already?  When we cast our cares on the Lord, to do as He wills, at no time will He be unkind.  He will never put us in the furnace unless He intends to purge our dross, and the furnace will not be one degree warmer than is absolutely necessary.  Mercy will always balance misery; strength will always support burden. The Lord is our friend; He will never be our foe.  Cheer Up!  "Do not fear little flock," shake off your fears and rejoice, "for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom" (Luke 12:32).  The road may be rough, but the end is sure.  We are going to the kingdom, to a land where all the believers will be princes and kings.  Take heart.  What difference does it make if our accommodations are sparse, if the passage is rough, if the winds boisterous?  There is a kingdom ahead!  Make the best of this voyage, do not be fainthearted, but sing:  

"With a bag on my back and a staff in my hand, I march on in haste through an enemy's land; The way may be rough, but it cannot be long, So I'll smooth it with hope, and cheer it with song."

My version:

"With Abby on my back and bible in hand, I march on (a day at a time) through Abby's medical land; the way has been rough and might continue to be, So I'll smooth it with hope and faith covering me."

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