Hello! What a day, friends!
I have to start out this post by saying how much I appreciate, value and feel all of your support. I know that I have a team of people – friends, family, acquaintances – that are rallying on my behalf. I can’t begin to tell you how that feels or how much that means to me.
It boggles the mind to think that the day I found out about my heart surgery I wanted to keep the news under wraps. I didn’t want it to be made in to a BIG DEAL and I didn’t want it to CONSUME. I guess the Lord had a different plan, didn’t He?
This has been a journey. A journey – that while still in it – I’m not sure I would voluntarily do over. Every day – hour – minute has it’s ups and downs. Sometimes way up and sometimes waaaay down. The highlights of each day vary – but I can say that every day the support and encouragement of so many of you – near and far – never changes. Thank you from the bottom of my oversized, squished heart. =)
I don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but I’m hoping an answer. I talked to the U of M today and all of my paperwork is at the senior leadership. I really don’t know what that means – but that is hopefully a good thing since my case hasn’t been that far before. The lady that I talked to was VERY encouraging and reassuring that this was good news (and that they are taking their time in the decision.) This was the best conversation I have had thus far since beginning this process. I asked her to give me a call before she left the office – just to give my mind some peace for the evening. She was true to her word and I just got off of the phone with her. She said after I called her earlier she sent an email to senior leadership encouraging them to make a decision.
Also, plan B now has a doctor and hospital – though I’m not totally comfortable yet. I do not know anything about this surgeon (how much – if any – experience he has with Marfan’s, surgery plan, etc). Will continue to pursue this option IF the U of M says no.
I end today hopeful of tomorrow and reassured in God’s faithfulness and provision. He is good, sovereign and loving. Love you all. Thanks so much for ALL you are doing…
I found this poem in high school and had it printed on my graduation announcement – it’s even more true today:
I asked God for strength, that I might achieve;
I was made weak, that I might learn to humbly obey.
I asked for health, that I might do greater things;
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy;
I was give poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men;
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need for God.
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life;
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for, but everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am, among all, most richly blessed.