Saturday, August 28, 2010

surgery and such

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.

9 comments:

LT (and Max) said...

you are such an encouragement.

again--i'm continuing to pray!

Lindsay said...

love you sweet friend! :) so glad to know you. what a light you are. all the pics were presh. :)

Mike and Suzi :) said...

You are too cute!

The Segrest Family said...

AWESOME news! You have been on my mind and in my prayers...

The Segrest Family said...

(and I meant awesome that the surgery went well! -reading the post below) Will pray that the news that comes Thursday is even better! GOD IS GOOD!
Love
Mary Katherine (Guyton) Segrest

Does my hair look okay? said...

Friend of a friend here, but you've been in my prayers. So glad the surgery went well, and I'm absolutely in awe of God's grace (here and always!)...Get Well Soon!

Address to Impress said...

Praying for you... Strengthen Amanda, O God, to do what she has to do and bear what she has to bear; that, accepting your healing gifts through the skill of surgeons and nurses, she may be restored to usefulness in your world with a thankful heart; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ... and rejoicing in the good news.

You look great, by the way!

Morrows said...

We almost didn't look since we weren't expecting anything on your blog for several more days! But what a treat to see the good pictures and read your inspiring comments. Love ya', Uncle Tom and Aunt Sid

diane said...

**'baby o-cha'...so cute and happy!
**the yard man with no pants!!!!!
**the lovely jones couple heading off to the 'land of m.d.a.' -- it's a way cool place with wonderful folks...lots of miracles happen there!