We'll the day has arrived. As I think of today and the long road of recovery, chemo and reconstruction, I see her face. She is the reason to fight and fight hard. I promise her I will do that. Ella is such a joy (what a name that fits her)! I know the minute I begin to feel sad I can look at her, she'll give me that 2-tooth grin and the joy will come!
Yesterday, my friend Rebekah gave me the scripture passage Zephaniah 3:17. It says, "The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing." How wonderful for me to remember God is with me and I can rest in Him. He loves me so much that He "delights" in ME! I pray that as my family and I go through this journey, God will be lifted up. I am His child and I can't do this without the strength that comes from Him.
So that's where my mind is this morning. I have peace. I feel so much love and support from all of you. Your words of encouragement have been wonderful. Most of all your prayers have been appreciated and greatly needed.
Today my surgery will last approximately 5 hours. Our friend Candice will be posting an update this evening once Joel can see me. Please check back later for that. My parents arrived last night to help and Joel's sister Heather will arrive tomorrow to stay for 10 days. She will be caring for Ella while I recover. She is bringing her daughter Isabel so I'm sure there will many pictures of the cousins to follow. And here we go..........