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!!