I know I know – it’s not Monday yet. But you all know where I’ll be on Monday morning. My alarm is going off at 4 a.m. so I can shower off with the special liquid soap (It’s pink! And kinda slimy!) and then leave the house shortly before 5 a.m. for our hour long journey to the hospital so we can meet the arrival time of 6 a.m. and then do all the pre-op things for my 8 a.m. surgery. Whew! It’s like getting to the airport two hours early only the pat-down is a little more intense.
I can’t eat or drink anything after midnight, which means I’ve already had my pre-surgery meal – spicy chicken filet sandwich from Wendy’s. That might not have been the wisest choice, but I am no gastronomic wimp!
I was anointed with oil at church this morning – that laying on of hands is pretty powerful business. And I’ve had an overwhelming outpouring of virtual laying on of hands. I wonder if that’s why I have to use the special pink soap? I jest, because that’s what I do – but I am so incredibly thankful for all of you guys. I’m so at peace that I’ll be skipping into surgery in the morning. Except for the skipping part.
Now I’m going to ask for a favor of you all. Once I’m in surgery I’ll pretty much be out of it & not caring what’s going on. But Dr. M will be waiting by himself & chewing off any remaining fingernails. He could use some of the peace I’m feeling – could you please wish it for him?
I’ll leave you with a gift that he gave me yesterday. You know I had been trying to take pictures of the Queen Anne’s Lace that’s so abundant right now. We took a little drive up to his school so he could deal with some paperwork & on the way back he stopped so I could take these pictures.
Can you see? I’m in the center there, surrounded by delicate, perfect love. Thanks!