After months of waiting, Mom’s surgery day arrived.
I left my house before sunrise on Thursday for the hour-long drive to the hospital. My nerves were frazzled. Many prayer warriors were hard at work though, lifting my concerns heavenward.
Those petitions were answered in a mighty way. Mom came through with flying colors! The surgery — a partial mastectomy — was successful, with no complications. And thankfully, there have been no noticeable cognitive changes. (Normally this is a concern with dementia patients following general anesthesia.)
Truly, we could not have asked for a better outcome.
After only two hours in the recovery room, Mom was discharged. She returned to her nursing home, and slept peacefully for most of the afternoon. And she even ate dinner with the other residents! My heart is overflowing with gratitude and relief.
The Lord’s faithfulness is incredibly humbling. His love and care, and attention to every detail, is evident in all that He does. I am blessed beyond measure!
Thank you to everyone who kept us close in prayer on the days leading up to Mom’s surgery, and all day on Thursday. Indeed, those prayers are still being felt as we await pathology results.
I want to conclude today’s post with the first verse and chorus of a beloved hymn:
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!