Wednesday, February 23, 2011

giving thanks

Well here we are, about a week away from surgery. The time has passed by so quickly, as I knew it would.
I had been feeling pretty well prepared for surgery, but I realize I still have a lot to do.  Josh is still over-the-moon excited to go to "Sam Francisco"...he is convinced Dr. Azakie is turning him into Ironman. I've told him otherwise, but he's pretty sure he's going to wake up post-op "red & flying!"...his words.
I'm happy that he doesn't have anxiety leading into surgery, although I don't want to mislead him, so it's a balancing act.

I wanted to say thank you to those of you who have been eager to help us through this process. I can't even keep track of all of the offers we've had to babysit, cook meals, drive to-and-from school, etc. We appreciate it so much. We feel very loved. Last night we had a beautiful plate of cookies dropped off at our house from some of the girls from church. It was incredibly thoughtful & very much appreciated! We are blessed to be surrounded by such caring friends and family! Thank you all!

Lastly, Joshua's best buddy recently gave him this awesome Play Mobile set:
It's so cute & Josh has had SO much fun playing with it! Such a thoughtful gift! We are beginning to feel spoiled!
As always, we so appreciate all of your kind thoughts and prayers.  We've definitely felt lifted by prayers preparing for next week. Thanks:) 


Kyle and Alli said...

What a neat toy set! I must have somehow missed that the Fontan was so very close! We will be watching closely and cheering/praying from afar. We found out that Grant is going to need his Fontan much sooner than I anticipated and we are scheduled for May. I do hope that this is an easy ride for you!

Mary said...

What a perfect gift from a sweet friend!
I'm happy that Josh is excited for his adventure. While he might not be red, I definitely think this experience will make him stronger than ever before.

We're thinking of you everyday, Josh!

The Simmons Family said...

You know he'll be in our prayers. He's going to do great and yes.. he will be ironman. I love the playmobile set..what a great idea! We have 5 heartfriends having their Fontan in March. There will be lots of prayers said and I guess we'll know what to look forward to in the fall. :)

Hetrick family said...

Awww!!! That gift is AWESOME!! I've never seen anything like it. Your boys look like adorable buddies. And I am so glad that Josh isn't the least bit affected by the thought of his upcoming surgery. He is incredible. All of you are. And you deserve all the spoiling headed your way. You know you are in our prayers.

The Fiscus Family said...

He's already our super hero :)

Sending love and prayers to you all!

Tara said...

Many prayers for this upcoming week and approaching surgery!! Glad Josh is so positive about it too =)