Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Seeing Hope Rising

God's so great!

Spring break is over-but man was it a long journey. Some people got to go to Florida, or the Dominican Republic-even Germany, but my parents and I spent the week in the Leigh Valley Hospital.
Mom had a (what we all hoped and prayed would be the last) surgery on her left leg on Monday. So Dad came up to Mansfield to get me on Saturday and I drove home (scary I know :P ) and Sunday morning we were at mom's side in the rehab center. Bright and early Monday morning, we packed up her room and transferred her over to the hospital for surgery #1. Five hours passed and I tried everything to distract dad from worrying. And after 20 years of wondering, he told me his and mom's story-how they met, how he persopsed, the wedding, and us kids. The whole nine yards :P It's always nice to know :) Anyway, the doctor came out and told us he wasn't as pleased with the way it looked as he thought he would be. So he took bone and tissue samples and sent them away to see if they were still infected and put another antibiotic rod in for the mean time. We were all kinda bummed. Mom took it better than we all thought she would, but still-we all just wanted it to be over so we could move on.

The next 3 days (Tuesday-Thursday) Dad and I spent 6-9 hours with mom. Saw to many doctors, nurses and specialists to count.

Then, Hope came in the room and told us, Mom was infection free :D God's so great-surgery #2 (of that weekend) was on Friday morning and the permanent rod was put in. She was discharged from the hospital yesterday and will be on her way home as early as Saturday. God really performed a miracle in my family-30 surgeries in 2 years, my dad stood by my mom the whole time, and God's been with us all-even though the darkest points.

Hope-confident expectation of future events based on the promises of God

God's got you too :) 

"But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."  Isaiah 40:31

1 comment:

  1. This is amazing, God is so good :) I miss you emma!