Good Morning Friends & Family! :-)
It is now 6:36 AM and I am currently on a flight to Newark, NJ. I booked this Flight just over a month ago, when we found out Scott’s Surgery was scheduled for 5/23 in NYC. Scott and Debbie arrived in NYC on Thursday Evening. On Friday, at his Dr. Appt, they found out that Scott’s platelets were too low and that surgery was now cancelled for the 23rd. They said they would check his platelets again on Monday, and that Thursday, May 26th would be the soonest that he would be able to have the surgery. My Mom and I had already booked our flights, and I had already booked my non-refundable hotel room thru Priceline. I wanted to stay for a week after the surgery to help my Sister while Scott begins his recovery, and I would have if Surgery would have been happening on Monday. However, I have to be at work on Monday, May 31st, as I’m using the rest of my available vacation days for this trip. So, Mom and I decided to still go to NYC. Scott and Debbie can use our support and encouragement. We decided that there must be a reason the Surgery is not happening on Monday. On the bright side, this gives the 4 of us (Me, Mom, Debbie, & Scott) the opportunity to sightsee and not hang out at the hospital all week. We are going to make the most of this opportunity and make Memories with each other to last a Lifetime! :-) I’ll be sure to take and post pics!
I’m a planner. I hate it when things don’t go as planned. When plans change, I have a hard time switching gears, and dealing with the change in plans. However, I’m slowly learning to go with the flow (after a day of freaking out)! :-) God is giving us this Family time together, free of Hospitals until Thursday. I’m choosing to see this change of plans as a gift from God. I can’t control the fact that surgery will happen later then originally expected. But, I can control how I choose to handle this situation. I will be in NYC with my Mom, Sis and BIL. Something that surely would have never happened otherwise!
I’m looking forward to seeing how God will continue to show Himself to us in this situation. He promises to work all things out for our good. Yes, even the bad things, like cancer, and major surgeries! God is always there! He promises to never leave us or forsake us. He’s right by our side, and He will carry us thru. I’m choosing Joy. I’m choosing to rest in Him!
We are beginning our descent into Newark, NJ. I will keep you posted as I know more regarding the surgery. Thanks for your continued prayers for Scott and our entire Family. Thanks also for the love, encouragement and support you have given to us. My Family and I really appreciate it! :-)
Life is tough, but God is Faithful! :-)