Monday, April 8, 2013

Time Away & Surgery #14

Happy April!

Spring finally decided to arrive here in North Carolina and, based on this week's forecast, it looks like summer isn't far behind.  I love this time of the year, though.  I splurged on fresh flowers at Trader Joe's this morning just to celebrate the arrival of warm breezes and sunny days!

It's a nice change, considering just a few days ago I was traveling to Blowing Rock for my church's women's retreat in the sleet and snow.  Who knew we would be worried about getting up the mountain in APRIL?! The snow lasted just long enough to be pretty, and we were left with sunshine for the rest of our trip. 

We used Beth Moore's "Loving Well" study for our retreat, and I can't say enough good things about it! I've returned home with a far greater understanding of how God's love for me can (and should) transform the way I love others.  The entire weekend was powerful, and emotional, and rejuvenating, and affirming.  Simply amazing, really. 

I am so grateful for the women God has placed in my life to encourage me in my relationship with Him, and with each other!

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So, Ethan needs another surgery.  It's not heart-related, and it's really not even that big of a deal.  But it's still surgery - and at a new-to-us hospital, at that.  We're waiting on a few things to be ironed out, but it's likely it will happen sometime this month (possibly even as early as next Tuesday).

Back in 2010, he had tubes placed in each of his ears.  Sometime between now and then, one of the tubes fell out and that ear has behaved ever since.  His left eardrum, however, is holding on tightly to its tube and it needs to be surgically removed. 


I'm confident that his body is healthy and strong enough to handle another dose of anesthesia, and I'm confident in his surgeon.  I just wish I could exert that confidence without having to send him into another operating room.

As always, your prayers are greatly appreciated for my boy - stubborn eardrum, included.  I'll be sure to update with an exact date later on!

Have a happy week!


Carolina Carters said...

Praying for you and that sweet boy, as always!

I'm glad you had a fun women's retreat! Yay for a little snow! :)

Dawn Bent said...

I love your snapshots so much. King Ethan and his stubborn eardrum get lots of prayers from over here in cold and windy Colorado. xo

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