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.