Prayers for Tomorrow

October 28, 2013

Tomorrow is surgery day.  Ugh.

The last couple weeks leading up to this have been nerve wracking.  I can feel the apprehension rising with each day.  I’m filled with dread knowing that I’m putting my baby through something that’s going to be painful and that she won’t understand.  It’s awful.

Then, there’s the constant back and forth in my head whether we are making the right decision or not. Logic says yes, but it doesn’t lessen the internal struggle.

I’ve just been saying a hundred little prayers a day that we’re doing the right thing….that this will help….that pain will be minimal….recovery will be quick….that she won’t wonder what’s happening to her.

So, prayers are welcomed today and tomorrow and the rest of this very long week.  Our calendars are cleared for the week, which will be a struggle in itself, since we’re used to a series of therapies every day.  Here are some specific requests:

-Surgery goes smoothly without complications
-Pain is minimal
-Mom & Dad’s nerves and guilt
-That this surgery will be successful in slowing the dislocation of her hip
-That this surgery won’t cause any regression in her physical abilities
-This round of Botox injections will again get great results
-Recovery will be quick and we can get back into therapies by next week

We easily remember how your prayers sustained us when we were in the hospital with Elena.  So, thank you for thinking of us this week and sending up a few prayers.

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This is Elena. Our Light. You can see all the goodness and joy that shines from those deep blue eyes. She loves sneezes, yawns, industrial toilet flushes, automatic paper towel dispensers and The Star Spangled Banner. Music is her everything, specifically Moana, Frozen (really all Disney), Queen & Taylor Swift. Nothing makes her squeal quite like swimming, fast boat rides and her two brothers in trouble. In addition to her megawatt smile, Elena reminds us to cherish the smallest of victories, to live in the present, and to daily dwell in a posture of gratitude for every breath and every blessing.  

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I’m Emmalee, an ordinary gal born and raised in the Heartland. Wife to Chad, and Mom to Elena, Calvin & Turner, I spend most my days ridin’ dirty (literally so much trash) in my minivan carting kids to and fro. When I’m not being a Momager, I excel at self-care, cooking gourmet meals my kids won’t eat and deep-diving all the feelings. Most days, my attitude is gratitude, just taking life one step at a time.

Emmalee & Elena

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