I started with a sore throat and achiness last night, and my throat is still swollen today with just an overall feeling of tiredness and being unwell. Gavin is also fighting a sore throat and exhaustion, and neither one of us can get the rest our bodies are telling us to get because we have five babies (no helper this morning).
The thing is, my dad goes in for hip replacement surgery tomorrow morning at 5:30 a.m., and I had arranged help with the babies all day long so I could be the driver for my parents (it's up in North Dallas, quite a ways from here) and be with them during the surgery and initial recovery. PLEASE PRAY that I get over this today, if the Lord is willing! I would hate to miss being with my dear dad, "Grandpadad" to the babies.
PLEASE PRAY especially for my dad's surgery to go as well as possible and for recovery to be as painless and successful as possible, and especially for protection from blood clots or any other adverse effect. My dad is in his mid-60's and has really bad hips thanks to playing football for Michigan State and always pushing himself to run, play racquetball, etc. He no longer has any cartilage left in either hip, so both will need to be replaced. The doctor said Dad's hips are as bad as any he's ever seen - he was amazed at how much Dad still does! Dad is my go-to guy for extra help with the babies, runs to the store, and picking up Isaac.
If you could please pray for stamina and rest for Gavin and me, for protection from anyone else getting this - especially our helpers!, and for super quick recovery, we'd really appreciate it.
Also, I can't say more than this, but please pray for both immediate and lasting protection for "Baby Lea." Her life and future hang in the balance today. Jesus loves the little children!
Thank you for caring and praying!
|Gracie and Seth enjoying one of their new books from Aunt Tracy with Miss Ellen|
|Isaac at work with Gavin after school - demolition is fun!|
|Aunt Sam sent us these hilarious shirts: "I'm ALWAYS getting picked up by women!"|
|The girls' shirts say, "I live in a gated community" and show a baby in a playpen. :)|
Thank you, Samantha!!! We miss you and love you!