This isn't going to be long or very clever either. Truthfully, I'm warn out. Many of you know that yesterday my sister's home was destroyed by a burst water pipe in her neighbors house. You'd think we'd be used to multiple dramas going on at one time, but obviously God has more for us to learn. Please pray for Cathy. Not only is she struggling with the loss of her home, but also not being able to be there to support me and my family during the surgery. Also, continue to pray for Don and Kris. It is so hard to be on the other side of the world and not be able to help.
So, for a bit of hair news... yesterday ended up being a lot more emotional than I ever imagined. I have short hair. I've had short hair. I've even had mistake WAY TO SHORT hair. But, there's something different to having your hair completely buzzed off that brings about tears... lots of them... way too many. My poor husband and kids. They all stood around while Steve buzzed and watched as stupid tears dripped down my cheeks. Bless their hearts, they kept saying, "you look beautiful Mom. It doesn't look bad at all." I'd recover and then I put my hand up and touched it and the tears started again. Good grief! I've been planning on this for over a year and it still is more than I could handle. Not only that, I have what I refer to as my "mother constellation". You can see the first one next to my eye, but now with my hair gone, you can see the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. One for each child. Anna thinks it looks like a tattoo... ;-) Who knows, maybe I'll add a real tattoo next to it!
So, here we are 12 hours before surgery and I am ready. Thank you all so much for your love and care. I can't say enough how much you all mean to me. Thank you for laughing and praying with me through it all!
Steve will post a blog tomorrow night to let you all know how things went. Til' then-
DBS HERE I COME!!!