UPDATE — Prayer Request


Since you’re my friends, I just want to let you know that I have a child who will be undergoing a minor surgery this week. I’d love it if you’d pray for us.

I’ll be away from the blog, but will update to let those of you who pray for us know the outcome of the surgery.

Everything went very well today. I really appreciate your praying for us.

Noah was pretty worried about the whole thing, but he didn’t become visibly upset at all. I’m probably the only one who noticed his apprehension.

I was able to sit with him in the recovery room while he sipped Gatorade and watched Wonder Pets.

After about an hour, his nurse removed the IV. Noah started acting like himself after that. He never complained about it, but his first question when I sat down beside him was, “Are they going to take this out?” So, I know it was heavy on his mind.

He became more talkative and less sleepy. I was afraid I’d have to force him to rest once we made it home, but he is complying with the doctor’s orders: lots of fluids and rest. He is napping right now.

I’ll get back to regular blogging tomorrow. I’ll leave you with a quote from the book I read while waiting this morning.

From The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross by A.W. Pink:

No duty, no work, however important it may be, can excuse us from discharging the obligations of nature, from caring for those who have fleshly claims upon us. They who go forth as missionaries to labor in heathen lands, and who leave their children behind, or who send them back to the homeland, to be cared for by strangers, are not following the steps of the Saviour. Those women who spend most of their time at public meeting, even though they be religious meetings, or who go down into the slums to minister to the poor and needy, to the neglect of their own family at home, do but bring reproach upon the name and cause of Christ. Those men, even though they stand at the forefront of Christian work, who are so busy preaching and teaching that they have no time to discharge the obligations that they owe to their own wives and children, need to study and practice the principle exemplified here [“ When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.”] by Christ on the Cross.

This seemed an important word for me to apply as we are beginning to be more involved in our church. I am guilty of being the woman busy about meetings and leaving her children. I am eager to serve where ever, but I need to remember that God has plenty of important ministry for me to do right here at home. It would be wrong for me to neglect it in my efforts to minister to others.

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27 thoughts on “UPDATE — Prayer Request

  1. I know that when your kids are involved no surgery is really “minor”! I’ll be praying for your son and you Mommy!

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  2. I will definitely pray, Leslie! Like the second lady said, no sugery is minor, especially in the eyes of a momma. 🙂

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  3. Prayers for your precious little one and all those involved with their care.Let us know how things go. Blessings 🙂

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  4. Thanks for the update. I’m so glad things went well. And thanks for sharing that quote, too. Good word.

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  5. Thanks for the update and for the opportunity to be praying for your sweet little one. I’ll continue to pray. (By the way, can I just “amen” what Jenmom said?)

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  6. I’m so very glad all has gone well with the little guy’s surgery. I will continue to pray. And may I say “Amen” to the A.W. Pink quote and your comments after it!!! As a pastor’s wife, I have often had to stand back and evaluate what others in the church expect of me and the way God has gifted me and the ministries He has for me. My husband and I went through a time when our little girl was about 2 that we confessed as sin and have committed to NEVER put our children in such a place again. We were serving at a small church, but had 30 plus youth we were ministering to. I worked outside the home at the time and would pick my daughter up from daycare, drop her off with a church member, and pick her up again around 9:30 sometimes 10pm on Weds. nights!!! I cry now as I think of that time.I now more readily say no and just can’t worry what others think. Our daughter is now 10 and our son is 2. At this time in my life they as well as my husband are my first priority and my most important ministry!

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  7. I’m so glad your son’s surgery went smoothly.This quote reminds me of a devotional I wrote on Pragmatic Communion entitled “even GOD rested.” Here’s what your post reminded me of:”So, I’m learning to say no. But there’s a trick to it. Don’t explain why. If you are asked to do something, and you say no and give a reason, the person asking you will try to solve your problem. They will advise you, offer to do something, whatever they can – to remove the “obstacle” from your life – thus allowing you to say “Yes.” Don’t explain why.I do apologize when I say “no.” I actually am sorry I can’t help. But not sorry enough to say yes to something that will sabotage my (and my family’s) daily life.”Sometimes the thing I say no to is something I really, personally WANT to do. But if it is in conflict with our current family goals, I know it’s not the right time. I can wait.

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  8. I’m so glad Noah’s surgery went well! I LOVE the Pink quote. I may have to steal it for a post on my blog – it really cuts to the heart.

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  9. So glad to hear it all went well. Thanks for updating. My dad was huge fan of Arthur W Pink. Challenging quote.

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  10. It looked like my Hannah was the one who commented but it was me….signed in as her :)Glad things are all done and recovery is going well. Blessings!Kim

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  11. I am a little behind, but I am happy to hear that the surgery went smoothly and your sweet son is on th mend. 🙂

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  12. Leslie I am glad your son did well with his surgery. He sounds like a brave little man.Your quote from the book is so true. I was very much like that many years ago. I regret not having the vision for my family that I should have. But God, was merciful to us in spite of my ignorance.

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