Tuesday, April 14, 2009

PRAYERS, PLEASE

Seems as if I am always coming to you, my friends, for prayer, doesn't it? I am so blessed to have the kind of friends who are always at the ready!

My DH is in Birmingham. He went to see a new Dr. on the advice of his Dr.here. This came immediately after a routine colonoscopy last week. He and Alex went up on Sunday because Alex had an appt. with a new eye Dr. on Mon afternoon. Anyway...I stayed here with Scooter, and to be at work, due to upcoming programs.

This morning at 10:00, Don will be having surgery in Birmingham. He and Alex are in a motel attached to the hospital. Ian starts his new job in Birmingham today, so he is not available till this evening. That leaves Alex to see about Don before and after surgery. He is very happy to do this, but whether he is able is another thing. I should be there, but I am not. I am here. Not that I couldn't go. My boss, B, would send me off without a question. But, Alex has begged me not to board Scooter. He is very near leaving us and needs to be with one of us.

So, now you understand about the ice cream. :)

And, such, is the life I have lived since marriage 34 years ago. Always torn, needing to be in 2 or 3 places at once. What to do? Where to go?

This I know. Whether I am there or not, my sweet Lord is. He will stand next to the Dr. while he operates. He will whisper in his ear as he looks after Don. He will guide the hands of the nurses as they minister to him. He will be there in my stead. He will be with Alex while he is in a strange place, and be his eyes to guide him as he tries to navigate in a hospital he is not familiar with. He will soothe Scooter as I am at work today. And, He will give me peace as I go about the things I must do. How do I know all this? All I had to do was ask!

13 comments:

southerninspiration said...

And God is present with you, too as you have to feel this tension between wanting to be at all three places! God could be using this in Alex' life to strengthen him, too. Of course I will say a prayer for ya'll and pray that you have the peace that passes comprehension, only found in Christ!
Take care, and let us know how it all works out.
Suzanne

Love Being a Nonny said...

It is a few minutes before the 10:00 surgery. I am praying for both of your guys.

Mailing your monogrammed towels today!!

angela

Darby said...

praying for you!!!

racheld said...

I'm thinking of you all, with little silent prayers all day. My best to you and all your Dearies.

rachel

LivingTheLife said...

Praying for all of you...always.

Blessings...
Teresa

Dona said...

Praying

Gram said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I enjoyed it very much. I stopped and said a prayer even though it was after the surgery. I know the stress of being pulled in 2 directions. Even though I am blessed with children with good health, I have a husband who went through many cancer surgeries and treatments. Due to my demanding job and using all my time off, he had to go it alone a few times. There is so much on your blog that speaks to my heart - clotheslines, chocolate, etc.

Sharon said...

Please know I stand in this agreement and I'm praying for all. Please let us know how things are going my friend.
Huggsss to you!
God Bless

Maggie said...

So hard to need to be in two places at once. It's hours after the surgery by the time I read your post. I pray that everything went well. How wonderful for Alex to be able to look after his dad and be a caregiver instead of care receiver. Blessings to you all.

Musicaljean said...

Oh, Lord, You are a big God. Today I pray that You are more than enough to meet all the needs in the Owens family.

Melody Uptain said...

We will definitely be praying!!

nancygrayce said...

Bless your heart! I'm praying!

Ang baylis said...

I'm praying all went well. Now I'm off to read your next post.
Love,
Angie xoxo