Surgery is tomorrow! Ack!! I'm ready and I'm not ready all at the same time. Does that make sense? I hate that Noah has to go through this and it's scary and unchartered territory for all of us but I know in my heart it's the right thing to do, the best thing for Noah's health and well being and I know God will be protecting him during this surgery.
I'm a big believer in the power of prayer and find comfort in knowing that so many people are praying for my boy. I know some people like to get real specific with their prayer requests - my Mom is one of those people. She does a great job at articulating what specifics should be prayed for and she did this in an email to some of her family and friends earlier this week. Since she did such a great job of specifying what to pray for I am just going to share pieces of that email with you....
Please pray for Noah to emotionally do well through this. He has been told of the surgery now but I don't think it's really "clicked" and am not sure that it will till we are at the hospital Friday morning.
Please pray for Noah's strength and stamina. Pray that God envelope him with love and comfort.
Please pray for those traveling to be with us for surgery.
Please pray for us, his family and loved ones, that we will be able to comfort him. Please pray for us to make it through the waiting process during the surgery. Pray that we hold on to God's peace and assurance through out the ordeal. Pray for our strenght both spirtually and physically.
And pray for the surgeons- for them to be well rested and "sharp" on the day of the surgery. And let their skills triumph!
Pray that the surgery will improve Noah's health status. And that the recovery goes well. Pray for all attending to his recovery.
We realize God answers all prayers, just sometimes not as we requested. Pray that we be able to deal with the outcome, no matter what it is. For in the end we must pray for God's will.
So, dear readers, THAT is what you can pray for!
Photo: Orange ribbon Lani made. We'll be wearing orange tomorrow in honor of the No-No!