Sunday, October 5, 2008

Newer News

Between feeling like mother of the year for raising a “dead bat touching daughter” (see previous post) and the following news—I have been a little overwhelmed. But general conference spoke peace to my soul and I feel like I have a much better handle on everything.

The doctor called back on Wednesday and said he could no longer be 100% certain that the mass in Kelly’s pelvis area is not a tumor, so he wanted to do the surgery as soon as possible. I said that I wanted to wait until my husband was home so we made a date for the surgery. October 17th. It just knocked the wind out of me. We left Spokane on Monday thinking we could decide when and if Kelly had the surgery—that there was no rush---it took me a few days to wrap my head around it. We all prayed about it and feel good about doing it now. Kelly has been especially calm and peaceful since she received her answer to her prayers. She is much braver than me, I think. We hope that you will continue to keep us in your prayers and we will keep you updated.
P.S.—Kitchen ditcher (one of my favorite bloggers) mentioned that she felt bad that she had been complaining about her financial problems when here we were having our crisis. I have been thinking on this a lot. I have been lurking around blog land a lot and am amazed at all the trials that people have and are dealing with. Things that I feel I could never bear should they happen to me. But I don’t think that trials are given and endured on a rank basis. I think that Kitchen ditcher’s financial trials weigh just as heavy on her heart as Kelly’s surgery does on mine. One lady is recovering from brain surgery to remove a tumor. So much of her physical self has been altered but she is remarkably upbeat and courageous and grateful for what she does have. That is what I take from each of you. Every one of you has been knocked down but you all cling to what you know to be true and good and you get back up again and again. I was not raised with this kind of example of great womanhood and am very grateful to all of you for being willing to share and teach. You are each my own personal miracle—woo-hoo!!

10 comments:

binders said...

You are so right. It doesn't matter if someone else's trial is harder or easier than ours- it's all relative. We're given the trials that will most lift and challenge US.

I've been thinking about you and Kelly today. May the Lord continue to carry your family through this difficult time. And may the news you get on the 17th be the best possible scenario.

*MARY* said...

Conference was indeed inspiring.
I pray everything will go well with the surgery.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

Lisa Loo, you are an example of strength and serenity in the face of trials to me. I pray that Kelly's surgery will turn out well and this will be but just a moment in your happy eternity. Please give her my love. I will be checking for updates and keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Dawn said...

I am sorry to hear about Kelly. We will have Kelly in our prayers. I hope all goes well. Thanks for the uplifting message of hope. I get such a spiritual boost from conference and didn't want it to end. Will you send me your cell phone #. I would like to check in the day of the surgery.

McEwens said...

Oct 17th.. that is coming up quick! I am glad Kelly got her answer, that surgery is the right thing at this time. We will all be praying for you both! How long will she be out of school??

Adventure girl wanna be said...

First time here! I love your blog and am adding it to my blog roll;) I will keep Kelly in my prayers!

onlymehere said...

Of course I'll keep you in my prayers. I too came away feeling more at peace after conference. I know I'll rely heavily upon these words and can hardly wait for The Ensign to come out so I can have a hard copy to refer to! You're a sweetheart and it shines through in your post today.

Carla said...

I can not tell you how much I admire our youth! Their faith is, well, just immovable! Blessings to you and your family. (I, too, truly find strength in others-yourself included!)

Redhoodoos said...

Oh Lisa, you and your family are in my prayers. I'm so sorry you are facing this - but you are such a pillar of strength.

Hang in there. I pray that this surgery is exactly what she needs to feel better.

Isn't the blogging community great? I'm so glad to 'know' you.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Excellent "PS". I wish i could remember the exact post, but Kathryn once spoke of how everyone's troubles are burdens to them and one's is not above or below another. It was so moving, I used it in RS! If I can figure which one it is, I'll email it to you.