Sunday, January 17, 2010

Another Day in Paradise

The sun is streaming in the windows of the living room and the dogs are all sacked out on the floor. Brian is outside tackling the leaves, and I am sitting in silence (other than the faint dog snores that are destined to come from 350lbs of dog). This is my kind of moment. Quiet. Sunny. Warm. Wonderful.

Joe and Erin, Brian's sister and brother-in-law, just pulled out of the driveway a few short moments ago. We had a fabulous weekend with them. They are a precious couple who has been married for one year today. They love the Lord and they are faithful to wait on His leading in their lives. It's not in my nature to sit back and relax when I have company, but I did this weekend, and I think I might try this again sometime. Joe and Erin were so sweet. They begged us not to serve them, but rather let them serve us, and they did just that.

We have quite a lot on our agenda for the day, since I'm going back in for surgery in the morning. I hope I'm not the only obsessive compulsive person who does this, but I always feel the need to have my house in perfect order before I have surgery. I don't want to come home to a mess, and I don't want anyone else having to come in to scrub a toilet, you know? And Brian, well, I can't even say enough about how helpful he is in these moments. He flits about from one chore to the next, setting everything in working order. It's very impressive, really.

So, tomorrow morning at 9:30, we're headed back to the hospital for my oophorectomy (ovaries removed). I can't say that I'm ecstatic about this, but I can say that it seems to be a necessity. I've checked high and low with several doctors and each one confirms the next, that it is an important step in my healing. And, I have to boast in the Lord in this matter. Two years ago, if you would have said to me that birthing babies would be impossible for my body, I would've darted myself into depression and thrown the largest pity party known to man. However, I am totally at peace with this now. Totally. Completely. 100% peaceful. Ya'll, this is the Lord at work in me. This is not me.

And, Brian feels the same way. We're not anger, bitter, or resentful. We truly feel that this is God's best for us. We trust Him.

So, here is what I need your prayer for right now:

-Easy surgery. Speedy recovery. Minimal Pain. (surgery is actually at 11:30 Monday. 1 night in the hospital.)
-Minimal side effects from going through menopause at 26 (Sorry if that bluntness offends you, but it's a real concern for me.)
-Complete and total healing
-Faith to move mountains
-Opportunities to share God's power and might

Ya'll, I am continually amazed at the provision that the Lord gives each and every single day. My heart is full of joy today, because of what the Lord has done for us. We are immensely blessed. We are covered in prayer. We are full of faith. That has nothing to do with Brian and Lindsey, and everything to do with the Lord.

Love you!

28 comments:

Bee said...

Lindsey,
I am praying, and I'm faithful that God is going to continue to bless you and Brian through this journey.

Elise

Charity said...

Lindsey,
You can be sure that you will have many people going to the throne tomorrow and many days that follow on your behalf.

Charity

Anonymous said...

Praying right this moment.

wfinke said...

Praying for you and Brian and all of your family.

Anonymous said...

Still praying for you and Brian in Plains, KS
Tressa

katie beth said...

I'm still praying! And I pray for you each time the Lord brings you to mind.

PTL for his peace and work in you!!

Kristina said...

I think I must pray for you 8 times everyday--anytime you come to mind. Your faith is astounding!Praying now, friend. (And what a wonderful husband you have!)

Brandi said...

Praying for you and Brian.

You truly amaze me at how calm and at peace you are with all of this. You are so strong! You truly are leaving it in God's hands and not questioning him. That is so wonderful and so many people will never trust the Lord that way.

Anonymous said...

I went through menopause at 27, having had Hodgkin's Disease, and as it was quite advanced when found, was only given a year to live. I was a bride of four weeks who wanted seven (I know, I know) children. I was told to make my "arrangements". Years later I was again told I had "inoperable" cancer, and less than a year to live. That was five years ago!

Twice now I have been lifted up to Heaven's Gate and been put back down - allowed by His Grace to make a U-turn, after all "arrangements" have been made, and Lindsey - I know you KNOW: the POWER of PRAYER is astounding! We are praying (each prayer squares the energy...."...when two or more are gather in My name...") for you and you WILL come through this test bigger, better, more powerful and beautiful than ever before.

And most importantly, you will be a messenger of His Power and Love like never before. Don't mistake the wrapping for the gift!

This time tomorrow the surgery will be over, your healing well under way, and you will be that much further on your path to TOTAL HEALING.

Sending much love, and of course prayers (the BEST medicine!).

Barbara

Sherrie said...

You will most definitely be in my thoughts and prayers!

Erin said...

Thank you for giving us specifics, and we are praying.

Marla said...

Lindsey,

Know there is plenty of people out there praying for you. I pray that the healing will go fast and that all the cancer will be gone from your body.

And remember, there are plenty of other ways to be a mother that doesn't involve giving birth. God has a plan for you.

http://asthefarmturns.wordpress.com/

Chels said...

Praying for you from Lubbock. I am so thankful that the Lord has blessed you with his peace, and pray that he will continue to do that with the journey ahead.

Chelsea Pillsbury Collins

Crystal said...

I'm praying for you!

one of nettie's girls said...

Praying, and feeling quite humbled by the privilege to do so on your behalf.

Anonymous said...

I love your home.You have it fixed up so nice. I feel that their is no place like home. A home is healing to come home too. P.s. what color did you stain your bathroom cabinets with. And was it hard to do? Thinking of doing mine.

Just wanted you to know again, I feel blessed by finding you blog.


Lord, may we come together to pray for Lindsay & her love ones, praying for strength, peace, and above all power of total and complete healing that only you our Lord can provide. Amen.

Jeanette

Alabamamom said...

Praying for every aspect.

-Carol

Leslie said...

As we were flying home today I was praying for you and will be praying for you as you have your surgery tomorrow!!! I am so thankful that the Lord has given you His peace...what a blessing!! LOve you and thinking and praying your requests!!

Jill said...

Continuing to lift you guys up.

Anonymous said...

praying for you

Cari said...

Praying for you, your family, and your doctors today. May you rest in Him.

Tanya said...

I'm continuing to pray for you and your family. The way you are seeing this whole situation, with total Faith and Giving it to God with great confidence in his ability to heal and answer prayer will make such a difference in your healing and recovery!

Blessings!

Allison said...

Praying for you.

Sweet Simplicity said...

I realize that the surgery is already over, but I am praying for a speedy recovery and for your faith to continue to be strong.

Di said...

Lindsey, I just love your honesty, your openness, and the growth you are showing everyday. Girl, I always thought you were so strong in your faith and so cool and calm even when you shared issues or problems, uncertainties etc. But Girl, I read all this now and I am just blown away with the love you have for God. Both you and Brian. I love you and am constantly praying for you, Brian, and that your doctors will continue to offer you the best treatment and care. Love you!!!

Michele said...

Lindsey ~ I'm praying and I know God will bless you and take wonderful care of you and Brian.

Big hugz and love from Wisconsin...

Michele

Anonymous said...

Lindsey I have been in prayer for you today,God has you in the palm of his hand!

Lisa said...

Still praying for you! I hope surgery went as well as possible today and that you are on your way to a quick recovery.