Sigh. Eye roll. Tears. Yes, she is leaking again. Everyone who knows me, knows I am a horrible rule follower. As in: aweful.
The exception is this recovery. I have been such a fanatic about faithfully doing every single thing the doctor told me so I would be assured any mishap would not be from my rebellious nature, but as a trial from the trustworthy God we serve. Sunday morning, I woke up in a puddle of fluid. They admitted me and I have been put on antibiotics. We had to wait for my surgeon to come in this morning to see what the next step was. 24 hours of hair drenched in CSF, I smell Ah-mazing. Let me tell you people: Bottle up this smell for the early dating years of your children. No purity talk needed. They restapled me, (for the 4th time). I earned myself 2 new wrinkles from grimacing in pain, and I survived the staple gun. They keep me here for 2-3 days to make sure there is no infection and will then release me on 90 degree bed rest 24/7 If I leak one drop, they take me into the operating room and do the shunt surgery. Please continue to keep our family in your prayers, that God would make His plan clear quickly so we can move forward. I am at peace with whatever happens, surgery or no surgery. I would prefer to say goodbye to this place, but it’s just…so….breathtaking. 😉
Also please pray for my husband, Chad. What an incredible load he has carried these last few months, years. He has served myself and our family with joy and kindness, non stop. Please pray that Chad would be given strength and endurance and some relief. Please also pray for my children, that they would be loving, obedient and a joy for whomever is watching them. That they would know they are loved despite the juggling. It most certainly feels like the 4th or 5th flat tire in a month, and we are soooo close to crossing the finish line. I know we will. This is a lesson in patience, trust and dependence. Thank you friends for loving us.

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  • Reply Anonymous June 2, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Praying With Praising For You And Your Lovely Family!! “Finish Line” Now You’re Talking Girl!! You Rock!!

  • Reply Rebecca Lewis June 2, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Love you Michelle…and am praying!

  • Reply Susan Tweed June 3, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Praying for you, Chad and the kids Michelle!!
    You are amazing and certainly operating on God’s strength- not your own!!

  • Reply Bobby Blakey June 3, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Thanks for keeping your blog updated so we can pray! We will keep praying for you, your husband and your kids!

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