First I have to post pictures of PRECIOUS, smiling, almost-3-month-old Archer!
And a few pictures of our surgery day at MD Anderson. I had heard before we went that MDA is its own little city, and it is. There are even computer things that are kind of like mapquest that you enter where you're trying to go- it tells you how to get there, what elevator, floor, and approximate "walking time"! It's pretty awesome. So here's a quick picture I snapped as we headed in on surgery day...
Us about 7:00 am that morning heading out our front door
Me and Brody- he had just woken up so he was sad I was leaving :(
my good luck shoes and socks
in the holding area before I got taken to the operating room- notice my special pillowcase, courtesy of DeeDi (homemade!)
and I left out the yucky, nasty post-surgery pictures of my eye because I figured yall might be grossed out...
and home sweet home- me and my little man reading "Where the Wild Things Are" tonight
and last but not least- Brody the yard guy- goggles and all
Please pray this week for the results we get on Thursday....
Thank you again for the continuous prayers, texts, calls, emails, etc. We can't respond to all of them but we've done our best! God has been with us during this difficult, scary time. We have felt His heavenly love here on earth through all of you, and we are grateful. I do not know how we could have gotten through this without Him, our families, and our friends.
I wish everyone could know what I know now...that we serve a God who calms the storms, moves mountains, makes the blind to see and the deaf to hear, and uses cancer for HIS GLORY. There were some dark days and nights when I woke up every hour at 2, 3, 4, 5 o'clock in the morning- and all I could do was cry and pray. And He listened. I know God in a new way, and I wish I could put it into words but it's impossible...awesome, amazing, full of mercy and grace, healer, Father... WITH ME WHEREVER I GO no matter how scary and dark it gets. I believe it, and I hope you all do too.