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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Monday, May 04, 2009

Post-op recap

Canaan was very happy on the pre-op "goofy juice". 
I may try to post a video from that another day...

They put a smily face where they were going to cut. (You can see his belly button in the left corner.) He thought that was hilarious... once again, the "goofy juice". 

 Today was long, and tiring. All of the little things that can go wrong, did. Traffic was terrible on the way in. It rained. His surgery was delayed almost 2 hours. We truly and honestly almost had a wreck on the way home. From the time we left the house until we finally got home, it was an eleven hour day. 

 BUT, I can say with complete and utter honesty, I don't think I have ever been more grateful for the blessings of healthy children then I was today. 

 Sitting in the pre-op waiting room there were other children who were waiting with so many other needs. Much more severe needs, time consuming needs, emotionally draining needs. Permanent needs.  
 And this was just one small wing of one hospital in one city in one state in one country on one continent. 

 What I am trying to point out, in my sleep deprived and not so eloquent way, is that we are so very blessed. 
 Canaan will probably be in pain tomorrow. He may hurt still the next day. By next week, he will be completely well. By next month, he won't even remember that this ever happened. 
 Life is so good. I want to always remember to be grateful for every single minute


Marcy said...

I am so glad, Bethany. Thanks for taking the time to update us!

Carrie said...

Aw, what sweet pictures, and yes, that is a humbling thought. That the first time your child was put out for surgery he was almost 6, and my own never have yet. So blessed and EVER THANKFUL!

EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

So glad everything is done and he can just concentrate of getting better (while having a very good excuse to just watch cartoons all day and eat lots of sweets because he was brave!!)

Mimi said...

Ah! I cried (seriously) when I saw where they cut him!!! I think in my head I was picturing something similar to Casey's vascectomy--two tiny snips, awake the whole, cracking jokes.....but aw, right by his little belly button. But yes, in the big scheme of things, we are so blessed to have only minor illnesses/surgeries.

Karen said...

Being grateful with you....

The Duke Family said...

I am so glad that he is okay, and sorry that your day was not so good. I have been a terrible friend lately and not called you back. I am very sorry!!! I hope that Canaan continues to heal well! I love you and continue to pray for you daily.