Well, here we are.
One of my early thoughts this morning was "THIS is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it." How gracious He is to make that one of my first thoughts!
One of my all time favorite verses says this: "His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness." (2Peter 1:3) I love this verse because it shines light on the all-sufficiency of Christ. EVERYTHING WE NEED. Whoa. But there is a caveat. This "supply" comes through our knowledge of Him. Just think about it.
I am ready for this day. God has, indeed, given me everything I need for life. I have a sweet peace that this is the right choice and that Dr. F will do a great job. My next post will be to let you know that I am fine and dandy. Oh, and if you're interested, I might let you know how much weight I lost during surgery. Something tells me it won't be as much as I'd hoped.
Can I leave you with one thought?
Last night it took me a while to get to sleep. My middle daughter was home with me and slept beside me in my bed, which was so, SO sweet. Anyway, as I was laying there, I had this thought. Tomorrow, I am losing my breasts. In January, a friend lost her two year-old to brain cancer. In May, a friend-of-a-friend lost her two year-old son in a river drowning. Maintaining perspective is sometimes really hard. But if you hear me say, "They're only boobs," you'll know why.