Thank you to those who have reached out asking how they can help when I have my surgery. I am just 4 weeks away so let the planning begin! Thank you if you have made it this far and are choosing to be a blessing to us during this time. You are loved and appreciated. The first thing I would ask for is your prayers. It is the most you can do! Pray for strength, health and wisdom for me and my surgical team. Pray that Andy and our kids to have the armor of God and the fruit of His spirit during this time. June 1st I will have a circumferential abdominoplasty and a bra line lift. This will remove all the extra skin all the way around my lower body and my back "boos" as I so lovingly call them. I will be over night 1 night in the hospital then 2 full weeks at home. On June 13th 2007 I underwent gastric bypass. Since this time I have lost nearly 150lbs and kept it off. This is an every day continuation of hard work. Exercising with the extra skin can be very bothersome at times. Also to know you have put in all the hard work and still see the loss hanging skin can be discouraging. I look forward to the unpeeling and can't wait to see what is revealed underneath! If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. John 15:7-11 ESV
Andy will be home the first full week with me. As a family of 6 any extra help is a blessing!