In just about 24 hours from right now, my precious daughter Olivia will be heading into the OR for her open-heart surgery. It’s hard to put into words what this feels like – but “swirling” is a pretty close description. I simultaneously want it to be over immediately and never ever begin.
If all goes well, she will be through with her surgery early tomorrow afternoon (it’s about 5 hours in the OR) and then we should be in the hospital til about Monday. She is being operated on at Yale-New Haven Hospital here in CT.
I’m a busy little bee today trying to pack up all four of our lives for the scattered places we will all end up over the course of this week. But I wanted to mention that I have started a Facebook page for Olivia, called “Olivia’s Page,” and you can follow the link here:
I’ve been putting specific daily prayer requests on the site over the past week, and I’ll be updating it all day tomorrow as I know news from the nurses and doctors and then once we are (God willing) in post-op. I’ve already seen some sweet blog friends' names on there and that blesses my heart so much.
My husband and I and our families appreciate your prayers more than you will ever know! And I just want to publically declare that no matter what God’s outcome for my daughter tomorrow:
He is good.
He is faithful.
He loves Olivia more than we do.
He is trustworthy.
And if He calls Olivia home, I know that she will never again experience pain or fear or suffering. My mommy heart takes immense peace in that.