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My ARTHROSCOPIC KNEE SURGERY is scheduled for this morning. I cherish the prayers! In the scheme of life and health concerns, this is minor. Still, being covered in prayer brings His comfort to this wife and mommy’s heart.
So thankful to the Lord for our family and friends coming alongside in prayer and in helping shepherd and herd our two precious lambs today and this week! Our love for you runs deep.
Arriving at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia yesterday at 5:45 AM! Dr. Bartolozzi and his staff of professionals are great!
Recovery Room: As expected, they gave me graham crackers and ginger ale! I had my Nailtiques and OPI Pompeii Purple in hand, but, quite honestly, I was feeling lousy! Let’s just say on the way out of the hospital in the afternoon, I “tossed some cookies” (graham crackers actually) with many doctors, medical staff and patients looking on. Lovely.
My sweet friend, Cheryl, who come to my home last evening (after taking wonderful care of our cherubs after school and having them for dinner) gave me a gift certificate to my favorite nail salon for a manicure! How sweet! I feel all the love from our families, my church family, my girlfriends, Bible study gals and my P31 sisters…and am so deeply thankful. The Lord knows my heart, which overflows with thankfulness.
Snow in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on 10/28/08! Wow! This is what we came home to (it was raining in Philadelphia). Beautiful snow! October Snow!
I am thankful for this surgery for many reasons…the biggest one is that it gives me more understanding and compassion for people who have surgery, even “minor” surgery like mine.
This is also reminding me to be a gracious receiver. I really wanted and requested “no fuss” over this (other than the sweet covering of prayer) as it is minor is the scheme of health concerns. But the Lord is hushing my heart with His love and reminding me to be a gracious receiver. Truly thankful for all the love!
Now, I gotta go ice this knee and do my exercises….