Hands and house

Hands and house

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

It's going to be ok right?

     I am sitting here in my quite house (kids at school!) getting ready to go and spend 3 days with a bunch of middle and high school students at an outdoor adventure camp :) I should be packing more than the million candy bars (hey, how can you counsel 8th grade girls without chocolate???) I have in my bag right now. I know that it will be good, it is such an honor to be there and to get to mentor these girls at school this year...
....but the days keep creeping eeirly closer to Monday. Logic tells me that everything should go fine with Georgia's surgery. It is so minor in comparision to her crazy open heart surgery a few years ago but I have to be honest that I am battling majorly with the "what ifs" today. What if this doesn't fix the problem, what if something goes wrong, what if....and the "hows" too..."how" can I hand her off yet again, "how" can I sit for four hours waiting while I know what they are doing to my precious little fighter's heart, "how" can I untangle all of the past memories with the reality of this surgery? I know in my mind that this is simpler but I need God to help my heart to get there too...so, for now I'm fixing my mind on this:

The LORD makes firm the steps

of the one who delights in him;

though he may stumble, he will not fall,

for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
Psalm 37:23-24
 
and I just may eat a bunch of that chocolate too...

6 comments:

Renee said...

Just want you to know that I am praying for sweet Georgia and her surgery and for you guys too It must be a bit more than overwhelming at times and yet we do know that God holds Georgia in His mighty, powerful, and yet gentle and loving hands. It is such a conflicting time isn't it when we turn over those we love but want to hold on so tight to them...
Sending hugs your way today and for the coming days...

Susan A said...

My mother and I have been praying that the doctors' hands will be guided very carefully with wisdom and skill from Above and that He will give you His peace through this.

Hope you have a wonderful time at the camp and many girls get to benefit from your advice and get a glimpse of your love of our Saviour :)

Ben and Rach said...

We will be praying on that day so much as we do often. Keep focusing on the Word. Love ya!

TanyaLea said...

Oh Shannon ~ I am praying for you and your sweet, sweet Georgia Mei! It seems like yesterday that I 'followed' along as you started this journey with your precious daughter. It's almost like she's one of "my" kids... I just love her {and her sweet mama!} so much, too! Praying that God wraps you in His divine peace and security as Monday approaches, and KNOW that we'll be on our knees before the Throne of Grace for your precious little princess! My heart feels for yours, knowing that you have to 'let go and let God' even when you fully trust Him, yet it is so hard to release. He IS in control though, and He loves us SO, and He loves Georgia SO and He WILL see her through... and her mama, too!! Keep standing on that scripture and know I'm standing right along with you, friend! Remember, it only takes a "mustard seed" and NOTHING is impossible for Him! <><

(((big hugs)))

love you!
~Tanya

stephanie said...

praying here!!!! Glad I saw this today.

And of course it's going to be ok!! I'll get her name on our special intentions in church and a prayer line my friend has!

Rachel said...

Praying for Georgia. Scripture, prayer, and chocolate...You WILL be OK, and so will your sweet girl!

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