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Friday, February 4, 2011

Sweet Relief - Praises to the Lord shouted!

Wonderful news!!!!
Nadine came through  the surgery fine.  The Dr. was very please with how well it went. 

We were so impressed with the surgeon.  He said he never goes into surgery without praying.  He knows that he is only an extension to be used by God.  After hugging us (he looked so relieved) he had tears in his eyes before walking away and said "you know this is very depressing for me to remove a body part, I'm just grateful God uses me for something good."   

God bless this Doctor!  When we met him before the surgery and he told us he prayed, I felt so relieved.  I felt like we were in very good hands. I told him we had prayed as well and that I had so many praying for him and the surgery.  He seemed to be very grateful for those prayers and later commented on how good God was.

How do I express the shear joy and relief I feel.  My chest was so heavy when I left for the hospital.  I'm actually a little ashamed of the little faith that I had.  I don't know of anyway to tell you how much your prayers did for us.  That was what gave me the strength to be there for Neil and not completely break down.

But can I share something weird with you?
I cried with relief , my heart soared when the Dr. came out and told us how well things went.  When we saw her smiling face, so innocent not knowing what had even happened,  I was relieved beyond measure.  

So why am I now feeling really funny, almost like a black cloud has come over me?  Don't get me wrong, God is so good and answered our prayers.  I am so so grateful that this is over and that she's okay.  She actually seemed better afterward, of course they are giving her pain medicine, but I was expecting groggy and she was so alert.  But why do I now feel this overwhelming sadness and blueness coming on?  It doesn't seem to be directed anywhere particular.

These were the first passages I read after I got home tonight.  I thought I would share them with y'all.  If I could shout his praises from the mountain top I would.  

This is my mountain top.

Psalms 66: 3-5
How awe-inspiring are your deeds, O God!  How great your power!  No wonder your enemies surrender!  All the earth shall worship you and sing of your glories.  Come, see the glorious things God has done.  What marvelous miracles happen to his people!  

Psalms 66: 16-20
Come and hear, all of you who reverence the Lord, and I will tell you what he did for me:  For I cried to him for help, with praises ready on my tongue.  He would not have listened if I had not confessed my sins.  But he listened!  He heard my prayer! He paid attention to it!  Blessed be God who didn't turn away when I was praying, and didn't refuse me his kindness and love.


  1. What a wonderful doctor she had and was really blessed by him as I'm sure God is with him, this is why she is doing so well.

  2. Wonderful news.... don't be surprised to be feeling a bit down... you have been running on adrenalin with sorting out everything ... your body needs a rest.... try and find some time to give it one....

  3. Tracy,
    I have prayed several times today and I am so blessed by your post. What a wonderful doctor and I'm so happy by the outcome. Your feeling down is totally understandable. You are exhausted from the anticipation of today & your body needs rest, as BubzBugz said. I will continue to pray for your MIL's healing & your whole family in helping her in this change in her life. Take care of yourself & God bless! :-)

  4. I'm do glad that things went well.. I prayed several times yesterday for your mil. Now.. shake off those blues.. dont let them take hold.. thats the devil trying to ruin your joy in the lord! be joyful girlfriend and keep singing your praises!

  5. Dear Tracy,

    I'm so glad it all worked out, although it's not over yet...now comes rehabilitation. I'm sure Nadine will soar through it though, and with God's good graces it will be quick. I think you might be suffering mourning from her lost limb, so don't be so hard on yourself. It's a process of grieving for her loss, and it shows you're a very special lady to love her so. Relax, take a deep breath and just remember she's still here and my prayers are that she recover quickly and as painlessly as possible.

    God Bless,

  6. Tracy,
    How rare and extraordinary to get a doctor such as this. God blesses us well doesn't he? I'm so happy for you. Everyone else is right...this is a process, take rest in the feather down of his angels. Still praying for all of you. May blessings shower you today and always. XOXO Keke

  7. REJOICING With you!!! It wasn't "coincidence" or "luck" that the surgeon is a christian. GOD knew what Nadine needed and He wanted to be sure you and Neil are comforted!

  8. God inhabits the praises of His people. And we praise Him for the success of the surgery, the godly surgeon whom performed the surgery AND for the fact that when we are weak, He is, indeed, strong! Hallelujah!
    Continually praying...
    Love & hugs,

  9. Nan,
    You are truly blessed with this doctor!!!! I think there is always that big let down emotionaly after a crisis like this, just let it be and it will go away......she has to feel better, and after she heals that pain will be gone forever......I thought of you and Neil all day yesterday.....:) Sandy