Surgery #2 day - this is the BIG one. He just went into surgery as I am typing. There is a team of 5 doctors and they say it will take ALL day - a LONG day.
The hardest part is seeing my big boy/man laying in that hospital bed - I forget how big he is! At 6'4" they had to bring in a long bed for him - it takes 3 nurses to turn and lift him. I think I'd better start lifting weights for the months to come!
Yesterday was a good day - it's amazing what makes a good day now! I was getting coffee at Starbucks yesterday and the barista asked the guy in front of me how his day was going and he said "yesterday wasn't good - but today might be a little better" - and in my head I thought - "yeah, we hope today might be a little better too". I realize people go on with their lives and Praise the Lord their lives are normal - but "a good day" definitely - for now- has different meanings for me.
Lots of family and friends yesterday - so much love. I have everyone writing notes to Nathan - that will be special to him later. Of course I try to take pictures of everyone too because this is a journey that will have to be scrapbooked to tell of God's faithfulness to Nathan.
Here is the view from our friends house where we sit and have coffee in the mornings.............................................. 3 pictures to capture the whole panoramic view!! We sit in two chairs - just like at home, and have our coffee in the morning - pray for Nathan - and begin the day.
Why are you so downcast O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? PUT YOUR HOPE IN GOD, FOR YET I WILL PRAISE HIM MY SAVIOR AND MY GOD!!!
What's amazing is that in Psalm 42&43 that exact verse is there 3 times! I love that - even David, when writing the Psalms, had to remind himself to not enter a pity party, but focus on his Hope in the Lord! Me too!
Thank you for loving our boy and praying for him.........................