The veil of fog has started to lift and the stress and prayers, so many prayers, have begun to clear a space for our daughter’s recovery. The truth is my friends, the last month has all been a bit of a blur. When your child is sick, it doesn’t matter how old they are, they are still your baby. Mothers worry it’s what we do, Mothers pray, it’s what we do, Mothers give, we give it all. We eat the burned toast we give our last dollar, it’s what we do. We fix what is broken and listen, and advise, even when it is unsolicited, it’s what we do. We care, we love, we hold, and we hug and when something as serious as brain tumors are present, we beg.
We fall on our knees and beg, through prayer and heart and pleading face soaking tears, we beg, Lord, please let everything go well.
We beg and pray and beg some more. Please let the surgeon’s hands be steady.
Lord, when the tumors are removed please let her pain be lifted, her vision be sharp, and her thinking be clear.
We pray it’s what we do.
Brain surgery, the words still catch in my throat when I say, “our daughter had brain surgery”. Our little girl, and now a very accomplished woman and Mother, was the victim of something we couldn’t see. But that caused her so much pain and brought other symptoms that lay undiagnosed for quite some time. I am happy to share she is out of ICU and now on the road to recovery. It’ll be several weeks until she is fully well enough to get back into her Mother (of five children, three living at home) and work routine (successful entrepreneur, $5 jewelry). But, the fog, yes that ugly I can’t think, do or concentrate on anything else, fog is lifted.
I doubt I’ll really breathe fully again until she is completely recovered. But, I thank the Lord, the surgeon and all who prayed for her with my whole heart. Thank you all so very much for your emails, comments, and prayers.
My our gratitude is beyond measure. I’ll do my best to catch up on comments and get back into blog mode. I’ll see you all back here on Thursday for the TFT blog party for blog writers and blog readers.