Friday, August 10, 2007

Waiting to see


Well, it is now 1:00 A.M. in Chattanooga, Tennessee where I live. I have to be at the surgery center at 6:00 for my eye surgery, so what am I doing awake??? I wanted to send my friends their morning cards, that is very important to me. And, of course, it is nerves. Nervous anticipation, after such a long period of walking around in the dark, being dependant upon my dear husbands leading, of which I am forever grateful. Of course, my precious Abba has watched my every footstep, and guided my every movement. Am I scared? A bit apprehensive about what the future holds for me. My Doctor is so wonderful, and caring. He has been very upfront with me about everything. This surgery is not a cure all for me, and I totally understand that. As my Doctor said, this may not improve my vision at all, or it may improve it by 50%, or it may improve by just a tiny bit. He also said, that down the road, meaning in a few months, or years, there could be some more problems with my vision, due to my diabetes. But, you know what? I am sitting here, not knowing what the morning holds for me, or the distant future, but, there is one thing I do know for sure, my God holds my morning, and distant future securely in His dear, loving hands. I praise You Abba, no matter what, I praise You. I love you all, my dear prayer warrior friends, blessings to you all. My sweet hubby will keep you updated.

16 comments:

Allison said...

Oh my friend...your kindness to others in face of your own stress is so humbling, really. Your heart is amazing...it really is. Im making it official...if for some (God forbid) reason Brian and I don't work out, Im moving to TN and you're adopting me - that's it, no no don't argue, Ill do the dishes, I promise! :-D Have a VERY VERY BELSSED, PROTECTED AND REVEALING DAY!!! I will be at Brians this weekend and we will be in fervent prayer for you!!!!!! Whether or not this surgery makes life better for you or not, may you always SEE what a blessing you are to ALL of us!!! I am so ashamed, I have been working on a prayer shawl for you but it still isn't finished - I had hoped to have it to you by now!!! YOU ARE AN AMAZING FRIEND MY DEAR SISTER IN CHRIST! Read my blog post from today, I think you will find it befitting of what you are going through :) Give my best to Eddie too - may the Lord give him the strength to be your rock right now - even though we all know how lovely he is to you by you beautiful writings :-D

IN CHRIST!!!
Allison

Jen said...

i am praying for you my dear precious friend
i am praying for the op
i am praying for your recovery
i am praying that you manage to get some sleep tonight
BIG BIG HUGS
and
lots of love and prayers

sara said...

Blessings, Denise. Much much love to you.

Annabelle said...

Praying for you this morning! *hugs*

Talk..to..Grams said...

Praying for you!! We all love you and we are thinking about you today!! Blessing and love to you and Eddie! Grams

Donetta said...

I am an baited breadth to hear your news

Sharon said...

Denise,
Have been praying for you today sweetie. Tell Eddie we're anxiously awaiting news!

Unashamed said...

Lord, I commend your servant Denise into your hands. Give all skill to the healthcare team and if it is your will Lord, restore her sight. Comfort Denise with your everlasting love and care for her now and in the days to come. In Jesus name. Amen.

Terri @ In His Hands said...

I'm praying for you and asking for big-time miracles. Lifting you up, girlfriend! :)

Sonya said...

Hi Denise and Eddie:

My family and I have been praying for you all day today...please let us know how you are...Also Franni from Texas has been asking...

Love and prayers to you both..
Sonya and Family

sara said...

how'd it go?

Debbie said...

Praying for you and waiting for update........
Much love to you!

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

I am praying...

I know everything will be just fine....

Eddie is there taking good care..

and so is God..

I love you bunches

Training Hearts said...

Thank you for visiting my blog this week and leaving me a sweet comment. I'm so far behind on visiting other blogs but I do read and treasure each comment and try my best to return the blessing.

Praying for your surgery.

May you enjoy the weekend!
~Tamara
www.TrainingHearts.com

FriendsWithJC said...

Hi Denise,

This is Brian, Allison's fiance. She asked me to check your blog as she wanted to see if there are any updates about your surgery. I hope and pray all goes well and that your vision is improved greatly. I was just telling Allison that I love your play list and what an eclectic taste you have in music, and how rare that is to find, as most people only like one or two types of music at best, but you have Rock, Country, Pop, Rap, and more. I am HUGE DC Talk fan, and I was really surprised to see you have Long Black Train by Josh Turner, that is a fantastic album. I still need to get his latest release. If you like Josh Turner, you might also really like "I Love You This Much" by Jimmy Wayne, another Country singer who is also Christian, if possible, try and find the music video on YouTube, it totally explains the message of the song, it's fantastic. But anyway, great playlist, Jars of Clay and Toby Mac too, thumbs up. Listening to "Trouble Is" now by Jars of Clay, one of my favorite songs of theirs, that whole album, "Who We Are Instead" is great. If you don't have it already, go run as fast as you can and get their latest album "Good Monsters", it is their best album to date I think. I think you'll love it. I'm a music freak, I listen to EVERYTHING, from Louis Armstrong to Johnny Cash to Ladysmith Black Mambazo to really hard punk and rock music such as P.O.D. (Payable on Death), Blindside, they are Christian bands ... but I listen to all music, not just Christian, Electric Light Orchestra, Moody Blues ... I'm sure you are familiar with them ... but yet I also love bands like The Ramones ... and of course I can't forget my very first favorite band, QUEEN, though that was my first favorite band as a teen, my true first favorite band was The Monkees (they remain a favorite of course, I have the complete series on DVD, and many of their albums) ... You know the Monkees were a big influence on the Beatles (haha, that's a joke from the movie "Dumb & Dumber") so anyways, I'd be happy to chat about music through e-mail if you like and recommend other artists you might like, and maybe you can turn me onto some cool artists that I don't know about. My e-mail is friendswithjc@yahoo.com. Anyways, thanks for being a great friend to Allison, you really mean a lot to Allison, she talks about you all the time. Again, I wish you the best and you have been in my prayers. Your faith in the face of your health issues is a true inspiration. Take care of yourself ...

Christ's Love, Brian

Denise said...

I'll be holding you up to our Father and Great Physician in pray. Remember he has a plan for each of us and they are plans for good and not evil.

Love you
Denise