It's here!!! The night before my surgery, and it's strange - although I feel like my nerves should be making me sick, I have an overwhelming sense of calm. I am exhausted - mentally, emotionally, physically, but I am so ready to get this show on the road. I had an Upper GI this morning - yuck! - a pre-op class this afternoon, and some blood work drawn. I am home safe with my parents, and have to be back in Nashville around 5:30am.
Dear Lord: Please protect me from harm. Please guide my surgeon, Dr. Olsen's, hands tomorrow during this surgery. I pray there is no unexpected complications, though I know if there is - it is Your will. Please be with my family and friends during this time, and grant them peace. I pray that this recovery is speedy and You will supply me the strength I need to get up and get on with life. I thank you for all you have given me, and for all that you are going to give me. Forgive me as I continue to fall short. Amen.