Thursday, May 15, 2008

We have a date

We finally have a date for Bill's Surgery. He will have a cardiac Cath on June 18 and will then be admitted to Fairfax hospital for his surgery on June 19. Please keep us in your prayers. If all goes well he will mostlikely have a month of recovery, possibly a little longer. I will be home with him for all of it except that part of the time home with him I will be working from home so I can keep my job. (unless I get layed off which I should find out about within the next couple of weeks) so pray that I don't get layed off. well. Have a good day. God smiles on us daily. :)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Still waiting

We are still waiting for his surgery date. We talked to the surgen and he has another test to have done a TEE test. It is an outpatient test. He will be going tomorrow May 9th for that. Hopefully after that we will have a surgery date. We are still trying to get him to calm down and not stress so much about work and other things. One day at a time... and lots of deep breathing. I know that everything will be ok... The Lord's will be done. I am comforted that what will happen is suppose to happen and that we all have a purpose to fulfill and will not be cut short until our work here on earth is done. I know that I have enormous support in my family, friends and coworkers. I take comfort in that as well as my faith that the Lord loves me and my family and that his is our greatest source of comfort in our times of trial, need, sorrow, and struggles. He is also our biggest cheerleader in our accomplishments. He helped us to achieve. I am not stressing as much on my house as I know that it is too small in the grand sceme of things. I'm not going to sweat the small stuff.

In lighter news, my mother-in-law just retired. Which is really cool. She will be able to help us with the kids while Bill is having surgery and when we need a little help with childcare. I am so greatful for the blessings of my in-laws in my life.

The boys are getting big and growing up fast.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Getting Ready

Well, here I am working from home, looking at my messy house. Thinking of all the things I need to get done to have my house in order before Bill goes in for surgery. It is so overwhelming. I think about the messy kitchen, mt. Everest's pile of laundry in my room to wash and the other mt. olympus pile of laudry to fold and put away in a different room. The boys room is as if a tornado hit it along with an earthquake... especially since everything is in total disarray and broken dresser drawers and all... Dirty bathrooms that need cleaned. A lawn that is like a jungle that needs mowed. I'm not very focused on my work for work. My mind is preoccupied with other things. There are times that I think I'm not serving my family as I should because I am working and so many things go undone... as I am the one that has to motivate, encourage and lead to get anything done. I get so tired, I really need to spring clean,,, clean out and get rid of excess. Become a minimalist. But, unfortunatly... no time/energy/resources to do so. I'm just venting... I am working on building my faith that all will be fine. Nothing major is going to happen and we will get thru this hard time stronger and able to see the truely important things in life and lay hold upon those things. I am struggling to know how to comfort my children during this time as they are visibly shaken in this situation... I know being strong is part of the job description of being a parent and mother.

Well, I need to get back to work... I'll keep plugging along.
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