Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Modern Day MIRACLES of PRAYERS

Sorry I have not posted before now. I did find an internet connection yesterday but only really had a chance to lurk a little. Everytime I would try to write a post--words would fail me--so I decided to give it a little time.

The surgery was a success!! It was over in a little under an hour. We got to be with her during post op which I really liked. Then they moved us up to her room. She had a room all to herself--which was beyond l.ovely. They wanted her to pee in a bed pan but Kelly wanted nothing to do with that. So less than 3 hours after surgery--she was up (with someone on either side) and weight bearing and using a toilet, thank you very much!

All of my children are very determined beings. They have been from the start. Most days I call it headstrong and stubborn and wish that they would just once listen to me and take my advice! I ask Heavenly Father, "What is with these obstinate, willful spirits??! And what in the world made you think I could raise them for you here in mortality??!!" I have seen the answer --and it fills me with humility and awe that I am allowed to share the journey with these "Warrior Spirits" that I call my children. As I have watched Kelly these past 2 days---Heavenly Father has allowed the veil to be lifted, just a little, and I have seen the Warrior within--her body has seemed to be barely able to contain it--it has glowed and shimmered around her and I know. I know that she truly has been chosen to come forth at this time. When the world around us teeters on the brink of destruction of all we know to be good and true--Kelly will not be deterred from that which she has been put here to do. All those same qualities that, at times, caused me to want to pull ALL my hair out and bang my head against the wall--these are they that will carry her through. As I have watched the set of her jaw and the resolution in her eyes as she pushes herself a little more each time she gets up--it just has overwhelmed me in a way that I haven't yet experienced in this life.

It's like Heavenly Father had come to stand by me, with His arm around my shoulders, held out his Hand and said, "See, my impatient, fretful child--this is who I have sent to help to bring to pass the Second Coming of my Son--a soldier of great light and with a heart full of courage--this is why your days are sometimes spent in a battle of wills--Kelly will need all of that tenacity and conviction for what I will need her to do. Be at peace daughter--I love you both always."

I know my words fall short, but I wanted to thank all of you for your prayers in our behalf. Not only has Kelly's surgery and recovery been a miracle but I have had my own personal, little miracle. My earthly body struggles daily with clinical depression and a low level of bipolar. (I have a wonderful doctor and am taking lots of pretty colored pills that really helps) Some days are very dark. My spirit aches to find even a small bit of light. This whole thing has been like glorious water poured onto desert ground. I revert so easily to doubt and fear--I have been clinging to this small bit of heaven for as long as I can. Thank-you for being the angels that I needed--for the prayers uttered in our behalf that have brought the powers of heaven down to earth for this brief moment and time.

So--back to the medical stuff. The doctor was able to remove all of the mass and bone. He said it did not look cancerous to him but they sent it off to pathology anyways. He said he hadn't ever seen anything like it before. The body had grown a bone around the mass but it was more like -- a part of the mass. They told us he was the best in the Northwest and we are now loyal fans. But I also know that his hands were guided Friday morning---to have gone in and laid open the hip and rummaged around in there---and Kelly able to put weight on it 3 hours after surgery was heaven caused. She really struggled with nausea the first day so she had to keep the IV in until she could keep food down so then she could take oral meds. By Saturday morning she kept her breakfast down and by lunch time they had disconnected the pump and she was taking oral meds. The physical therapist came in and worked with her on how to use the crutches and was amazed at her progress and signed off on her so all we had to do was wait for the Dr. He came in about 3--asked a few questions and said we could go home!! We were out of the hospital by 6! I had slept on the couch in the room the night before--I cannot tell you how fabulous it was to crawl into my own bed last night!

We took some fun pictures--so I will write another post with pictures and stuff later but just wanted to update everyone. I wanted this post to testify about the certainty that I have that miracles still happen--we just need to be watching and hoping. That the Saviour and the miracle of His atonement--belongs to us all and that there are"angels among us". Thank you all--------

I don't know why my posts are always so long--I guess I am just a wordy person--some people might use the term babble I suppose. Sorry about that.............

17 comments:

McEwens said...

Your post was perfect, it wasnt verbose at ALL!!! We needed and wanted to hear every WORD! I am so glad you felt the blessings and love of the Lord, I am go happy that Kelly is doing great and surgery was a sucess! So happy for you that you are personally feeling better!!!

Glad that Heavenly Father parted the veil slightly for you to see whom he sent you...

nikkicrumpet said...

What a beautiful testimony. So glad you shared it with all of us. I feel very uplifted and inspired by your daughters courage and strength. And it will take those traits in our youth to handle what is to come. I'm so glad Kelly is doing so great. You're right..she is a warrior!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Fantastic-- and it wasn't babbling, it was just what I was hoping to read. YEAH KELLY!! (and thank you, HF).

I'm glad the blogging has been good for you-- you will discover there are several of us out here struggling with depression. The blogging has done wonders for me, it's a connection I can't describe.

And you want my left overs? Forget that (because they're not mine, we only rent), you just come over here and visit what I'm in at the time :-) (just bring some of those chocolates with you).

tammy said...

So glad that everything went well. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your miracle - by telling about your experience, and by allowing us to pray for you.

*MARY* said...

I love long posts filled with happiness and light. I'm so glad things are going well and looking bright.

Dolly said...

Lisa- Hug Kelly for me and let her know that we are thinking of her every minute now! Glad the surgery went well and that she's even up and about:) What a true warrior!!! Keep smiling...♥ My sister, Sherri served her mission there in Spokane many years ago...

binders said...

I'm so glad your prayers and the prayers of countless others were heard on her behalf. What a tremendous relief for a worried Mom! I'm so glad all is well. What a trooper Kelly is!

Dawn said...

Holy Shamooooly, you had me so worried. I was beginning to get an ulcer. I am so glad Kelly is doing so well. It sounds like this has been such a spiritual experience as well. And about the long posts, I wish I had more of the ability to write like you do. I am glad you have found a doctor that is helping you and that the meds are working. And man, I had to go on vacation at the wrong time!!!! That drawing!! Oh my, Sally has a great thing going there- the chocolates are so unique and tasty. Please keep us posted about Kelly's progress.

Jan said...

Lisa. My son needs the internet right now. I have to go but I want so badly to respond properly. Thinking about you Lisa.

Jan said...

Such a great deal of emotions you have been having to deal with. Both ends of the spectrum really.

First off, I am so grateful it was a success. And that the recovery looks promising. What a blessing.

Second, you testimony has shined through of the love and support you have felt through this and the miracles that you have witnessed.

Thirdly, depression can sink our ship fast, but I am so glad that you have felt lifted.

Lastly, Thanks for sharing with us so that we could keep you in our prayers and to rejoice and go through the sorrows and fears with you. There certainly are angels amoung us for sure.

Thanks so much for the fun fun candy. WE laughed silly at all the thought that went into it. My camera is not allowing me to load pictures right now, fixing it. But now with some of it eaten, I am not sure I can blog a pic. But no that we were beyond belief when we opened it. Just so much fun and really really good so far. Thanks

Take care and we will continue to pray and think about your sweet family.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

I am so glad you posted. I sent you an e-mail yesterday when I saw you didn't have a post.

I am so touched by the things you share in this post. It is so powerful in it's honesty. And all the things you pondered and realized in your heart --- thanks for sharing as they have strenghtened me.

I'm so glad Kelly is doing well. What an example she is to all of us for her strength and her determination. You are blessed to be the mother of one of the great ones.

annie said...

I was also waiting for this post!! :o) It was good to hear the details. I'm so glad it went well. Good luck with recovery- and Kelly too! :o) LOVE YOU GUYS!

Carla said...

WOOHOO! Thank you for sharing your miracleS, your insight! You just can't out do Heavenly Father!!! You ask for His help, and He OVER blesses! I love it!! "What is with these obstinate, willful spirits??! And what in the world made you think I could raise them for you here in mortality??!!" Put in to words my thoughts exactly. What faith He must have to grant US this warriors!!! To lift the veil and let you see the WHY, and share it!!! Thank you so much Lisa! I needed a little reminder today:) Blessings to you and your family!!

hunnybunny said...

Lisa, We're so glad the news is so good. Glad you are home safely.
Tell Kelly keep up the good work.
god bless
honey

Mother Goose said...

Oh my goodness I loved this post! I love reading bloggers who can relay their feelings and share so intimately their lives. I think because I share so much, too.
I am so grateful that your daughter and her surgery went well. She is a strong spirit and that tenacity will get these youth through the times ahead. it makes me shutter when I think that they will need it! God has held you in the hollow of his hands. I am so glad that you were able to see great miracles come forth in this day and shared them because so many discredit the miracles that are so openly given!

Mikki said...

THis was a beautiful, beautiful post. I cried.
These children are warriors. Thank you for helping me see that. Now I realize why I too have some very stubborn and strong willed kids. I will look upon this as a blessing from now on.
Sorry it's taken me so long to comment on this post--for some reason I forgot to add you to my google reader--duh'!!!
I'm adding you right now.

Katie Matteson said...

I've been thinking of this post many times since you posted it. I love it.......really