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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tomorrow my 6-foot-tall, 17-year-old "baby" is going in for surgery.

I asked the doctor if I could be in the operating room with him.  He stared at me wide-eyed for a second before admirably composing himself and saying he didn't think that would be okay with the hospital rules.

I would have gone.

I asked if he could do the surgery with just a local anesthesia ... my son and the doctor stared at me on that one.

Uh ....  NO.

Dylan on the left
Just when I thought I'd dealt with all my trust issues with God and my children, along comes this one.  My warrior/wrestling son Dylan tore his meniscus and possibly his ACL at state, and is having knee surgery tomorrow.  The thought of watching them wheel him away makes me feel sick inside. 

I wonder if I can stand outside the operating room door with my ear plastered against it ...

Once again God is asking me if I really trust Him with my children - or do I just say I do.  Here's where I have to rest when feelings of fear start to overwhelm me:  Declaring once again I trust God with the life of my child.  It's where the rubber meets the road for me. 

I trust God more than the anesthesiologist
I trust God more than the surgeon
I trust God more than the nurses

There is no "safe" place in this world for our children.  The only truly safe place is in the will of, and under the wings of an all-powerful God.  At my absolute best, I can't protect my children from everything.  And if I could, I'd steal their chance to experience God's power and protection personally.

 Would you join me in praying for Dylan?   He's scheduled for surgery Thursday, March 3, at 9:30 a.m. MST. 

Thank you!


P.S.  I'll post an update on Thursday or Friday.


Anonymous said...

Praying for you and Dylan. Monica

Lysa TerKeurst said...

Precious friend...

I am praying right now. I can't believe Dylan is 6 feet tall. I still think of him as a little boy. Whew... time flies and kids grow tall.

Wish I was there to hold your hand and try to sneak into the OR with you. I would totally do that.


Amy said...

I'm praying, friend!


Tracie Miles said...

I will be praying Glynnis! He is a handsome young man. :) Keep us posted on his progress.

Melanie said...

Amen, amen, I feel for you! Praying you and Dylan will have peace and complete healing for Dylan.

Andrea Fortenberry said...

Praying for your and Dylan today! It was so nice to see you yesterday, thanks again for a wonderful lunch!

I'll look forward to hearing an update on the surgery and Dylan's progress.


Emily B said...

Praying for strength and courage for you and Dylan, and quick healing and rehab. Blessings to your family!

Kathy said...

Glynnis, I'm praying for your son and you all to know the peace that defies logic or emotions. If you have time to see this link, it will strengthen your faith as another mother exemplifies overcoming fear or pain for our precious kids! Be blessed and encouraged in your waiting room. You're not alone.

Janet Burke said...

Praying for a quick recovery for Dylan and peace for you and the rest of the family!