Daniel called to me at 4:20 this morning and said he was nervous and could I come to his room. As it turned out he was more excited than nervous. He said, “I’m so excited about my surgery!” “What is most exciting about it?” I asked, wondering if he was going to say the touch screen TV in the hospital room or the gifts he has been sent to open on the days after surgery. He answered, “Because I will be able to walk!” I was concerned he understand that the walking won’t happen for a while so I said, “Well, you won’t be able to walk right away…” and he said, “I know that, Mom. You don’t have to explain it to me.” “Oh, okay!”
He then proceeded to be hilariously silly, engaged and very cheerful right through all the pre-op stuff and until the versed kicked in. We were able to walk back to the doors of the OR with him and we parted with no tears (on his part.)
I am thrilled with his attitude about this over the last several days. I think it will help in the hours, days, and weeks to come. I’m sure we will have our moments, but I’m so encouraged by his enthusiasm and cheerfulness.
I am also amazed by the peace I have. A few months ago I was terribly anxious and couldn’t imagine coming to this day and not being an emotional wreck while Daniel was in surgery. I know so many people are praying for Daniel, and us, all around the world. I am thankful for this support and am confident in how God has led us to this place and to this procedure for Daniel. We will post again later on today with an update. Thank you so much for your support!