First of all THANK YOU!!!! Thank you for being too kind and thoughtful and willing to pray for our sweet boy. Over the past few days I have been overwhelmed with the loveliness of God and how He uses others to bless…and bless big time. So THANK YOU…from the bottom of my heart.
Second…Seriously? This is the last blog post I ever imagined I would write. EVER! We were sitting in the hospital waiting room, completely checked in and arm bands on. We were taking last minute pictures with Amon…his hair is fabulous this morning…and then a lady sat down next to me and asked if we were the Kelley family. I thought, “Okay it’s game time. Let’s do this. We’re ready. Keep the tears to a minimum Laura.”
And then she dropped the crap of all crap news…they did not have a bed available in the PICU for Amon and that they were having to reschedule his surgery again. To her defense she was very apologetic and said she could only imagine how we felt and that Amon is their top priority now, but that they have to have a bed for him so he can get the care and attention he needs after such major surgery.
Our surgeon was P.I.S.S.E.D. That made me feel a little better. At least she literally found out shortly before us. So we’re back at home. Some one will call us at some point during the day and give us our new date. They are going to try for tomorrow or Monday. Will you please pray they can schedule it for tomorrow? I know I am the neediest blogger ever, but we would completely and totally appreciate the prayers for surgery tomorrow and that Amon can continue to remain healthy enough for surgery. With 3 wee Kelleys in the house, the germ battle is epic. We are working super hard to keep him healthy.
I’m not unpacking my bags either…I’m praying big, bold prayers for surgery tomorrow. And I’m trying not to eat our cookies.
I have literally cried my ever loven’ eyes out, but here’s the deal…when you make something public…when you put it out there that you are committed to praising God no matter what…and you’ve told God…you’ve made this commitment to Him…I think my exact typed out words were:
“I want to consciously praise God…I mean really praise God…no matter what happens. The Good. The Bad. And even the Re-scheduled. I know this will not always be easy, but I’m going to give it my best earthly flesh try.”
well then you have to follow through. There’s that accountability thing. I need it because sometimes you make commitments that are not always easy to follow through on, but I KNOW…I REALLY KNOW…that God has this. He was not shocked or surprised like we were. He didn’t feel like He was on candid camera. And He’s the Creator of the world…the Creator of me and the Creator of Amon…we’re His…so I feel good in whatever His plan for Amon will be.
So of course we’re bummed, but at the top of my lungs…Hallelujah!