Tuesday, November 27, 2007

It Begins

About 11 minutes ago Evie was rolled in to the operating room. Now begins the six hour procedure to open her chest and transpose her arteries, patch her narrow aorta, and repair the hole between her lower ventricles. Preparing her for her surgery was an emotional experience. We do wrestle with some fear and we shed tears. When we are most confident, we also shed tears at the thought that it will be up to 48 hours before Evie will see and hear her parents again. We place her in the hands of God trusting and hoping that his good gifts of miracles and medicine will accomplish his good will.

I was able to survive last night and sleep with this on my mind, "Can anyone add a single hour to [her] life by worrying?" (Matthew 6.27). So instead of worrying, we will just attempt to wait.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Prayers with you both, and with her care team during these next hours as well as the next days. Thank you for keeping the news up to date. She is beautiful.

Lauren Thorpe

Sarah said...

I will be praying for Evie and both of you all day. She's in the very capable hands of the surgeons and God now. Thanks for keeping us updated.

Becky N said...

I'm thinking of Evie and of you guys this morning (and for the next couple days, it sounds like). Like you said, worrying won't do anything....prayer, on the other hand.....

Love and hugs!

Becky

Anonymous said...

We will be praying for you three today, and for the medical team.
Kris and Jim Bruckner

Jessica said...

praying away...and trusting God to take care of your little girl

Mindi said...

I will be praying for all three of you. And i will pray that God will supernaturally take over the hands of the surgeon. Know that you are all loved. FYI- Tell Nicole that Leigh Ann is in labor as well now. :)

Happytalia said...

Praying for you and evie Nicole!

Anonymous said...

we are with you in prayer, your 'family' at kent covenant and cedarcreek covenant. cathy whitten

Anonymous said...

Praying for Evie and you and Nicole and the rest of your family throughout this day and this week. Peace, Ginny Olson

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Evie and you all the time. Love you all.
Lydia

Anonymous said...

My constant prayers are with you all today. Mom, Dad, Grandparents, Friends who wait with you. May God grant you peace beyond measure today. -- Love, N Coyle

Carla, Matt & Ava said...

Continued prayers on behalf of Evie and you and Nicole ... Our hearts ache & hope with you.

Anonymous said...

We just received the most recent update from Devyn. The extensions of prayer are vast deep. Know that when you are not able to pray any longer, that you can ride on the prayers of all those who care for you. Peace be with you, Nicole and Evie.

Phil said...

Hi Guys.

I just got the news from Angie my heart hurts for your situation. I just wanted you to know that we are joining you all in prayer. There is no greater source of hope than in our resurrected Lord.

Karen said...

I just wanted you to know that Becky sent me an email about Evie. She is so beautiful. We will be saying our prayers here for her and for both of you. May God grant you all strength and peace of mind.

Karen (Norstebon)

Anonymous said...

You and Evie were in our prayers last night and will continue to be throughout the day. -anthony & christi-

Chris said...

family sikora is pulling so hard for you. may the grace of "shelter from the storm" soon be yours.

Marcia said...

We are praying for Evie and you both every day. We too ache and hope with you.
Marcia & Paul

Marcia said...

We are praying for Evie and you both every day. We too ache and hope with you.
Marcia & Paul

Anonymous said...

Hey you 3~!

I just heard the news, And I am thinking of you 3. I am bringing your needs in front of my church. So know that there is a church in Michigan holding all 3 of you up in prayer...

Chris Maki